10 Teaching Blogs to Follow in 2023

As teachers, we’re always looking for inspiration to help improve our classroom teaching. Sometimes that inspiration can be hard to find though. That’s why I’ve gathered a list of some of my favourite blogs to turn to for creative classroom activity ideas. I hope it saves you some time and provides the teaching inspiration you’re looking for.

Of course, make sure you stay and look around my blog too! If you like creative classroom activity ideas, you’re in the right place. I have dozens of practical teaching blog posts for you to peruse. Here’s one you might like: Exploring Shadows – Shadow Learning Activities for Kids.

Now, for the official list:

1. Teaching with a Mountain View

On this blog you’ll find tips for your classroom routine, English lesson ideas and Maths activities. It’s focused on supporting teachers in the upper primary / upper elementary year levels.

2. A Dab of Glue Will Do

This blog includes seasonal crafts, science experiments and themed book lists. There are dozens of ideas here, aimed at students in grade 1 and under. 

3. The Brown Bag Teacher

This blog is run by Catherine, who interestingly taught grade 1 and then moved to grade 5. So, whether you’re teaching lower primary or upper primary students, you’ll find inspiration on this blog. It includes posts on virtual teaching, classroom set-up and even teacher lunch ideas. 

4. Lyndsey Kuster

Lyndsey has blog posts on a range of helpful topics, such as morning routines, reading stations and close reading. She also has a STEM section of her blog, which is a topic that can be hard to find creative blog posts on.

5. Mrs Wills Kindergarten

As the title suggests, this blog focuses on teaching Kindergarten in the US (which is reception or foundation in Australia). It includes tips for classroom management, brain break ideas and lesson plans.

6. The Imagination Box

The Imagination Box focuses on making it easy to use more art activities with children. On this blog you’ll find seasonal art ideas, posters and colouring pages.

7. The Little Ladybug Shop

This blog includes tips for test prep, bulletin board ideas and classroom theme inspiration. Jacqueline, the owner of Little Ladybug Shop, specialises in dyslexia intervention too, and she uses this experience to influence her posts on teaching reading.

8. Pocket of Preschool

This blog focuses on play-based activities for early childhood. It includes activities for practising fine motor skills, sensory table inspiration and tips for dramatic play centres. 

9. From the Pond

If you like cute crafts, then this is the blog for you! It includes colourful banners, games and crafts galore.

10. Joy in the Journey

I’ve saved the best for last, as this one is my favourite. This blog is run by Jessica, and her slogan is: finding joy in teaching, motherhood, discipleship, and beyond. On this blog you’ll find Bible lessons, homeschooling tips and general encouragements for teachers.

Thanks for stopping by, teacher friend! I hope you found this post helpful. Feel free to leave a comment sharing any other teaching blogs you like to use for creative classroom activity ideas. 

Do you want some ideas for low-cost student rewards while you’re here? Then have a read through my post on Low Cost Student Reward Ideas.

For more creative teaching ideas, view my full range of blog posts here.

Have a question or a request? You can contact me at blueskydesignsbymrst@gmail.com.

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