Whether you need inspiration for creative writing lessons, exam resources or advice on career development – here are some of the best English blogs recommended by you
Written by John Murphy, an English and history teacher, Web of Notes contains useful material for those teaching the junior certificate in Ireland. There are also inspiring short film clips, handy links to Shakespeare resources and online literary games.
From dynamite paragraphs to using Lego to explore poetic structure, Ed-U-Like contains lots of practical lesson ideas and professional development inspiration.
Education guru David Didau’s blog is full of reflective posts looking at how we teach and assess literacy – not to mention reams of advice about Ofsted.
As the title suggests, this blog has a mission: to get teachers and students reading. It contains reviews of education books as well as books that teacher Jo recommends to her students.
Learning from my mistakes covers all the big topics – language analysis, GCSE prep, creative writing. A letter to an NQT or my NQT self is essential reading for anyone joining the profession.
Geoff Barton’s Pick ‘n’ Mix blog (an offshoot of his main site, which can be found here) is a collection of links to articles on language and literacy – aimed mostly at teachers of A-level English language and English.
Dawn blogs about pedagogy for English teachers and professional development.
Alex Quigley, assistant head at a York secondary school, writes a professional and regularly updated blog about teaching strategies, coaching and improvement, “with some political arguments and miscellany along the way”.
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