General Education Blogs
Here are some of the blogs I read and enjoy on the wider subjects involved in education, such as Education Policy and Pedagogy. I have included twitter handles as they are all people worth following.
First up, my four favourite SLT bloggers who’s blogs are a must read for anyone with and interest in education (in no particular order…)
Chris Hildrew’s (@chrishildrew) blog “Teaching: Leading Learning Reflections on Education” is phenomenal, full of reflections and ideas on teaching, learning and leadership.
John Tomsett’s (@johntomsett) “This much I know about….” is phenomenal. John’s a highly experienced teacher and head who’s blog is always a joy to read. Its full of great stuff on teaching and learning, along with leadership and general education issues.
Tom Sherrington’s (@headguruteacher) excellent “Head Guru Teacher” blog is wonderful. He talks about everything education based, from leadership issues to policy issues to his superb “Pedagogy Postcards” series.
There are also many, many, many more fantastic education blogs out there, and below are some of the ones I really enjoy. Some of these people could be SLT too I guess, so apologies if I’ve listed you wrong!:
The formerly anonymous Old Andrew (@oldandrewuk) (aka Andrew Old or Andrew Smith) covers many fantastic topics over at Scenes from the Battleground. He is a maths teacher, but his blogs tend to be more general so I thought he would be better placed in this section. I don’t always agree with him, but sometimes he is just spot on. He’s always good to read, and if you ever want an impassioned debate over anything education related, you just need to disagree with him!
Mark Miller (@GoldfishBowlMM) is an English teacher who has some phenomenal stuff over a The Goldfish Bowl. He writes a lot of general stuff that is useful for everyone, as well as some more subject specific stuff.
There’s a new fledgling blog from Mr Blackburn (@MrBlackburn77) a sociology teacher in Harrogate, which has started brilliantly and I look forward to reading more from it. He looks at his teaching and his politics club that he has set up. It’s inspiring to see young people so engaged with politics
A relatively new anonymous blog Teachsense (@teachsenseuk) provides plenty of great topics for discussion. She (I assume it’s a she given the avatar choice) is also a maths teacher, but the blog tends to be focused on more general educational issues, especially those around policy.
There are also a few initiatives that are worth checking out.
I am now a regular contributor to Labour Teachers which gives a voice to teachers with leanings towards the Labour party. The site is curated by Old Andrew who ensures that many viewpoints are shown and he actively encourages discussion and alternative viewpoints. Definitely worth perusing if you have time.
The Echo Chamber (@TheEchoChamber2) is a blog which reblogs and links to ALL the education blogs out there. It is curated by Old Andrew and is a fantastic place to go to see what the Education Blogosphere is up to.
There is also the #blogsync initiative, curated by Chris Waugh. It has been quiet in recent months, but there is still some great stuff in the archive.
I’m fairly sure there are others I love, so apologies if I’ve missed you out. I will endeavour to keep this page up to date!