Right now I can hardly contain my excitement - I'm going to be a teacher in the fall! I'm so thankful that the time is finally here, and I'm looking forward to having the summer to rest, recharge, and prepare for a great first year as a teacher.
Of course, there is so much unknown about what I'll experience as a first-time teacher, which is why I'm glad there is an abundance of resources and testimonies from seasoned teachers who have been-there-done-that. Some things can only come by experience, but other things I can go ahead and prepare for now by reading up and by saving great resources.
You may be in the same boat (we can do this, new teachers!) or you may have already been teaching for a while now. Either way, some fresh perspective could be helpful! So I hope you get some ideas and inspiration from these teaching blogs, which are mostly geared towards elementary teachers (but not exclusively!).
You can see by the menu what Sarah from "The Designer Teacher" stands for and cares about! It's refreshing to read about affirmations for teachers as well as to get behind advocating for social justice in education. Plus, she has a really great (and cute!) line of products like teacher care boxes and teacher tees.
This blog has tons of resources and activities geared towards the preschool-first grade age range. The author Malia is incredibly accomplished (National Board certified), and her resources show it. She runs a second blog called The STEM Laboratory that I only just discovered as I was writing this (gasp!). I'll have to check it out right now!
This is another blog full of resources. Karen, AKA Mrs. Jones, provides guided reading tool kits, books, DIYs, decorations, and more!
As per the name, this blog has a big focus on staying up to date on what's going on in teaching today. There seem to be a lot of great technology and planning resources for teachers, but April also writes about home DIYs and organization, too! She's got tons of teacher planners up on Teachers Pay Teachers.
This incredibly professional blog features all sorts of preschool-Kindergarten resources, like dramatic play activities, lesson plans, and teaching tips. Teacher blogger Vanessa Levin is also a public speaker, author, and consultant - so basically, I've got a lot to learn from her! I could probably spend all day on her site.
This blog is not exclusively for elementary teachers and features topics beyond the classroom, such as general organization tips and technology hacks. While I haven't browsed through Angela's blog enough as I would like to, I listen to her podcast Truth for Teachers regularly, usually while I drive to work. She has lots of great advice and hosts some incredible people on her show!
I love how organized this blog is! Author Maria Gavin provides an abundance of freebies, activities, decor ideas, reviews of teacher products, and more! She has a lot of great insight about life as a teacher and offers some solid resources.
Well there you have it - hours and hours of browsing to do and an abundance of resources and tips for elementary teachers! There are so many great blogs out there, but I'm thankful to have stumbled across these few so far to get a head start on preparation for the fall.
Do you have any favorite teaching blogs, or write one yourself? Share below in the comments!
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