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So you want to start reading Edu-blogs…

If you’d like to read a few education blogs to but aren’t sure where to start, we’ve curated a starter pack for the blog-curious. Be warned: once you start, you can’t stop!

Sputnik Steve: Need vs Entitlement
https://sputniksteve.wordpress.com/2016/08/10/need-vs-entitlement/

Matt Evans: The Rise And Fall Of Educational Orthodoxy
https://educontrarianblog.com/2018/12/16/the-fall-and-rise-of-educational-orthodoxy-2018-revisited/

Christine Counsell: Genericim’s Children
https://thedignityofthethingblog.wordpress.com/2016/01/11/genericisms-children/

Sarah Barker: Marginal Learning Losses
https://thestableoyster.wordpress.com/2018/09/29/marginal-learning-losses/

Ben Newmark: Good Classroom Management Is Nothing To Be Proud Of
https://ukedchat.com/2016/11/04/good-classroom-management-is-nothing-to-be-proud-of-by-bennewmark/

Bill Wilkinson: Give Your Name Value

https://drwilkinsonscience.wordpress.com/2019/02/17/give-your-name-value/

Blog directory: Booklets

Eradicating disadvantage: moving to a booklet model https://reflectionsinscience.wordpress.com/2019/06/02/eradicating-disadvantage-why-i-moved-to-a-booklet-model-a-guest-blog-post/

Jo Facer on how booklets bring clarity, simplicity and quality:

Ben Newmark on how to teach using a visualiser and why it’s such a great approach:

https://bennewmark.wordpress.com/2018/11/30/how-to-teach-using-a-booklet-and-visualiser/

Pritesh Raichura on writing booklets:

https://bunsenblue.wordpress.com/2017/07/29/writing-biology-mastery-textbooks/

Blog directory: Science

Follow the #CogSciSci hashtag on twitter and join their mailing list for a great subject community that is switched on to research. Signup page here https://achemicalorthodoxy.wordpress.com/2018/07/17/cogscisci-an-introduction/

And some great blogs:

Adam Boxer

https://achemicalorthodoxy.wordpress.com/

Pritesh Raichura

https://bunsenblue.wordpress.com/

Niki Kaiser

https://chemdrk.wordpress.com/author/nikikaiser/

Bill Wilkinson

https://drwilkinsonscience.wordpress.com/

Ruth Walker

https://rosalindwalker.wordpress.com/

Chris Baker

Adam Robbins https://reflectionsinscience.wordpress.com/author/reflectionsinscience/

Ben Rogers

https://readingforlearning.org/author/secondary2primary/

Gethyn Jones

https://emc2andallthat.wordpress.com/

Tom Chillimamp

https://medium.com/@tomchillimamp

Teachers on reading

Across the globe, teachers are finding out about cognitive science, curriculum, behaviour, and social justice – and we are questioning our training and years of hegemony. Here are some teachers’ reflections on this experience:

Claire Stoneman’s absolutely hilarious pair of blogs here:
https://birminghamteacher.wordpress.com/2017/06/07/no-more-wonderland-six-impossible-things-part-1/

https://birminghamteacher.wordpress.com/2017/07/15/no-more-wonderland-six-impossible-things-part-2/

Some really thoughtful writing here from chemistry teacher Dr Bill Wilkinson:

https://drwilkinsonscience.wordpress.com/2018/12/07/working-hard/

Geography teacher Mark Enser writes so well and his experiences will ring true to many:

https://teachreal.wordpress.com/2018/04/14/knowledge-in-the-classroom/

Ben Newmark here with a powerful analogy involving jam:

https://bennewmark.wordpress.com/2017/02/02/gimmicks-and-the-danger-of-bait-and-switch/amp/?__twitter_impression=true

A different context to ours but still extremely relatable:

https://thegrumpyteacher2017.wordpress.com/2017/01/07/trying-trendy-teaching/

And the inimitable James Theobald:

https://othmarstrombone.wordpress.com/2016/01/02/i-was-a-teenage-progressive-a-defence-of-the-debate/amp/?__twitter_impression=true

Blog Directory: English

Below are our favourite blogs on English teaching – if you know other great English blogs please add in the comments and we’ll add them to the list.

Rebecca Foster
https://thelearningprofession.com/

Sarah Barker

https://thestableoyster.wordpress.com/

Tom Needham

https://tomneedhamteach.wordpress.com/

Chris Curtis

http://learningfrommymistakesenglish.blogspot.com/

Matt Pinker

https://allearssite.wordpress.com/

Alex Quigley

https://www.theconfidentteacher.com/

Andy Tharby

https://reflectingenglish.wordpress.com/author/atharby/