Do you have a go to list of teacher blogs that you read regularly? Or are you after some new teaching blogs to follow?
Blogs are a fantastic way to find new inspiration and ideas for your teaching and classroom. As our Aussie teachers are about to head back for a brand new school year I thought I’d share with you some of the best Australian teacher blogs out there.
Top Notch Teaching // Melinda
Of course there is me too 🙂 I’m a primary school teacher and a dyslexia specialist teacher. I blog about many different topics, but mainly relating to lesson ideas, classroom management, specific learning disabilities and time saving tips. So while you’re here have a browse around.
Childhood 101 // Christie
This is one of the first blogs that I started reading. Although Christie writes for parents you’ll find many great ideas that you can use in your classroom.
Classroom Chit Chat // Shanyn
Shanyn is teaching Prep for the first time this year, so I’m sure we’ll see loads of creative ideas this year. I love Shanyn’s post on Sharing Sticks, such a great idea and easy to do as well.
Clever Classroom // Emma
Emma shares freebies and ideas to help busy teachers. The creative and fun resources Emma creates are suitable for junior primary.
Down Under Teacher // Kylie
Don’t you just love the name of Kylie’s blog 😉 You must check out Kylie’s spelling drawers, such a great idea and a way to let students have some choice in what they complete.
Frog Spot // Mel
This year Mel is moving from teaching K/1 (for 15 years) to Year 2/3, a big change after so long. Mel shares fabulous ideas and lots of freebies. She also creates her own graphics, which are super cute.
Jem’s Bright Buttons // Jem
Jem has been teaching prep the last few years and is excited to have year 2/3 this year. Jem also shares a stack of pics of her classroom over at her Instagram account, so make sure you check that out too.
Love, Laughter & Learning in Prep // Lauren
Lauren has started the year off with some fantastic articles on back to school classroom management tricks and how to set up the classroom. There are a stack of photos to help motivate you too.
Little Lifelong Learners // Casey
Casey shares lots of tips, tricks and ideas for our little learners – toddlers to early school. I particularly like the teacher book she sends home with her students on the first day of school. What a great idea!
Miss Galvin Learns // Stef
Stef is a Prep (Kindergarten) teacher who shares what is happening in her classroom. She also creates some awesome fonts (MGL Fonts) that you can use to pretty up your teaching resources. Take a look at the article: The First Week of Prep for some great ideas for the first few weeks in a prep class.
Miss Jacobs’ Little Learners // Chantelle
Chantelle’s blog is big and bold and I love all the eye catching photos she shares. Chantelle has a series of posts happening for first time prep teachers, definitely check it out for lots of great tips and tricks.
Mrs Poultney’s Ponderings // Tania
This year Tania will be teaching her own prep class (she has had a job share for the last few years). Be sure to read her post on setting goals and pick up the free goal setting resource.
Miss Smartie Pants // Kylie
Kylie is an education support teacher and is working with years 3-6 this year. She also finished her Masters of Special Education last year, wow how does she fit it all in!
Music Teacher Resources // Kim
As you’ve probably guessed, Kim is a music teacher and shares some wonderful resources and ideas. Kim also has a fantastic Facebook page where she shares lots of freebies and information for both classroom teachers and music teachers.
Oz Curriculum HQ // Julie
Julie is one of those teachers that are motivating to talk to…I always come away inspired after having a chat over coffee with Julie. She’s also the mastermind behind the Australian Back to School Sampler, check it out for ideas to get 2016 off to a great start.
Paula’s Place // Paula
I feel very lucky that I got to meet Paula on a recent trip I took to Melbourne. She has a wealth of experience and is willing to share her knowledge and help you out however she can. She has a full load this year, which I can’t wait to read about on her blog.
Sea of Knowledge // Yara
Yara is an ESL teacher and includes many articles suitable for ESL and the junior years. Yara is also a talented font creator!
Spelfabet // Alison
Although Alison is not a teacher (she is a speech pathologist) her blog is one that I visit regularly. She is an advocate of explicit, systematic synthetic phonics and you will find many ideas and resources that will help you with your literacy teaching.
Stars and Wishes // Bec
I must admit I am a bit of a planner nerd ;-), so that’s why I love Bec’s post on her Kikki-K Planner. Oh it’s so pretty! Bec also does share a wealth of other great ideas, tips and resources.
Teachable Moments // Brooke
I love the bright, fun colours of Brooke’s blog. This year Brooke is a mentor who will be working with year 1 and 2, so I’m excited to see the type of content that she shares with us this year.
Teaching Maths with Meaning // Alison
Over the years, I’ve read so many great math ideas on Alison’s blog. Alison is on maternity leave, but this year she will be doing some casual relief teaching. Hopefully Alison will update her blog this year with more of her adventures.
The Teacher Gene // Jean
When you click through to Jean’s blog the first thing that will hit you are the bright colours and the slogan: Making learning fun and a little bit pretty! Hey I love a bit of pretty. I’m what Jean calls stitching challenged so her article on how to make Almost No Sew Sit-Upons is right up my alley.
What The Teacher Wears // Alex
Every teacher needs a bit of style, right! I love all of the fashion advice that Alex shares and I’m thinking I need her to do a fashion audit for me… 😉
I hope you all have a fantastic 2016 and get lots of ideas and inspiration from these blogs.
Over to you now, do you have a favourite Aussie teaching blog you would like to include? Feel free to link to it in the comments.
Thanks so much for the mention, Mel!
My pleasure Stef 😀
I think you’ve just about covered all of my favourite teacher bloggers! Thanks so much for the mention as well =)
No problem at all Casey 🙂
I’ve found a few knew blogs to follow, thanks Mel!
Hey Kylie, I’m glad there were a few new ones for you, enjoy!
Hi Mel!! I love this blog list, and thank you so much for including me. There are so many incredible Aussie teacher bloggers!!
Great list – I had read a lot of posts from these blogs over the years.
Great post Melinda, I am a teacher. I am Searching for this type of post from a very long time.