3 Resources Every Teacher (and Former Teacher and Parent) Should Know About
As a former teacher, I’m still incredibly passionate about the world of education. As a mom of three small children, I’m even more so. While I’m not in the classroom right now, I think it’s important for everyone to stay current with what’s going on in our schools. The education system as a whole is in need of some desperate resuscitation, and in order for us to help in the fight, we have to understand what is really going on.
What are teachers talking about?
What are teachers struggling with?
What do teachers need from us?
Over the years, I’ve found some really incredible websites and communities that are dedicated to helping teachers, giving them the support and advice they need, as well as a platform to share their voices and opinions.
Below are three of my favorite educational sites (and I think they should make the top of your list too):
ILTT. I Love To Teach is an incredible resource for anyone currently in the classroom. A supportive teaching community that also provides helpful products and actionable information, ILTT is run by an amazing Australian educator, Sylvia. Her love and passion for what she does shines brilliantly throughout the community’s online pages, making it a happy and helpful place to visit regularly. Learn more about Sylvia here: https://ilovetoteach101.com/blog/about-sylvia/
Teacher Tool Kit. The blog of a influential London-based teacher, this site is especially informative for those interested in learning about the current state of inner-city schools around the world. On the site you’ll find useful tips and training, including practical advice for lesson planning. https://www.teachertoolkit.co.uk/
A Principal’s Reflections. Created by a Texas principal, this blog is a great place to visit when you’re looking for informed views about topics like educational leadership, effective technology integration, best practices, and how to create a student-centered learning culture. http://esheninger.blogspot.com/
A must-go list for teachers and smart resources for parents who want to stay informed, these three educational communities need to be saved on your internet browser now. (That’s a teacher’s orders!)