Wednesday, August 14, 2013

9 Great Back to School Teaching Blogs

If you're like me, you see the Back to School advertisements and think "No! It can't be Back to School time already!"  It's like advertising for Christmas in September!  But we are just a couple of weeks from the new academic year and it's time to start looking forward to seeing all your new students.

Here is a list of 9 Great Back to School Teaching Blogs to help you plan your new classrooms.  Have fun with it & remember, it's still summer! So enjoy your vacation teachers. You'll be swamped in no time.

Steve Spangler's Blog
Steve Spangler has some great Back to School resources collected over on his blog today. Steve's blog is normally filled with science-related teaching tips & tricks, but he occassionally includes general teaching resources. Well worth a visit or two.

The Guardian
The Guardian posted a Top 10 Back to School Teaching Resources article last year but it's still useful this year. They also have an active online teacher network for sharing resources.  Very helpful for those of you who are off to teach in the UK.

Educators Technology
For those teachers who are more technologically inclined and looking for great apps, Educators Technology has created a list of essential back to school resources for teachers.

The First Book Blog
Here's a way for teachers to get free books. I haven't tried it myself, but from the sounds of it, this is an awesome way for teachers to access free books!

2nd Annual Back to School Guide
A Modern Teachers links to a free guide to teachers & educators that looks pretty awesome. "This guide is a compilation of different products and teaching resources for Back-to-School.  Fabulous teacher bloggers have contributed to the emagazine to make it an incredible resource.  One you don't want to miss."

The Autism Helper
The Autism Helper just posted a set of great classroom-setup tools for teachers. These aren't quite free though. They cost $5.50 for the set over on the Teachers Pay Teachers marketplace.  For those of you teaching in the UK, you will find the labels are American so you would have to edit them for the UK (ie - mathematics instead of arithmetic...).

Education World
Education World has a full archive of back to school resources for teachers, including icebreakers for the first day of school, how to cope with parent (over) involvement, back to school supply lists and plenty more. Lots jam-packed in here.

Teaching Heart
This is a cute blog filled with back to school ideas, blackline masters (printables), bulletin board supplies and everything you could possibly want to include in your classroom for the first week of school

Don't let the name fool you. This blog includes everything for the kindergarten classroom (aka Reception in the UK) up to Grade 6 (aka year 6 in the UK).

Do you know of any other great back to school teaching blogs that I should share here? Please share below. 

If you're still looking for a teaching job, please send your resume & cover letter to and we can discuss teaching in London, England.  Good luck!

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