Like our favorite teacher always said, sharing is caring. We love our PLS Classes Blog, but we also enjoy learning from other educators! We scoured the web and found the following teacher-focused blogs which provide valuable perspective to teachers who are looking for creative and innovative ways to improve student outcomes. Check out our findings below and consider adding them to your monthly reading list. (Disclaimer: The following blogs are in no way affiliated with PLS, we just really like them!) Enjoy.
Wife, mother, teacher, and speech pathologist, Deana Kahlenberg, is the creative mastermind behind this elementary-school focused blog. Primary Punch provides resources, tips, and advice for elementary school and speech teachers as well as free downloads and paid resources. Visit Primary Punch.
Cool Cat Teacher
Vicky Davis is a teacher, mom, blogger, podcaster, YouTuber, author, and innovator. Her award-winning Cool Cat Teacher blog brings fellow teachers a wide variety of lesson plan ideas, resources, tips, and advice from her years in the classroom. Visit Cool Cat Teacher.
This blog aggregates creative, free teaching techniques and resources for K through grade five. Find niche topics of interest by subject matter, such as earth science, adjectives, decimals, and holiday-themed activities. Visit TeachJunkie.
Learning in Wonderland
This fun, vibrant blog is all about two-way information sharing. Its content curators share creative lesson plans, visual aids, classroom exercises, and decorations. Download field trip resources, calendar templates, conference tools, and other innovative and engaging time-savers. Visit Learning in Wonderland.
Free Technology for Teachers
This resource is ideal for digital thinkers who are looking for affordable solutions to bring modern tech into their teaching modalities. This award-winning blog is managed by Richard Byrne, who is committed to sharing information about free technology resources that teachers can use in their classrooms. Visit Free Technology for Teachers.
Learning is Messy
Brian Crosby’s blog reminds its readers that it’s fun to roll up their sleeves and get messy. Crosby has over 30 years of experience in upper elementary school teaching and now facilitates STEM education for teachers and administrators in counties across northern Nevada. Crosby brings his unique approach to leveraging outdoor education and technology to aid at-risk students. Visit his blog to see how he’s creating engaging learning opportunities for his students using the real-world stories impacting our environment. Visit Learning is Messy.
Teaching with a Mountain View
This digital shared learning space aims to help teachers use differentiated learning activities to enhance academic outcomes. Its author and curator, Mary, is a wife, mother, teacher, and resource author who shares her passion, creativity, and innovation with fellow teachers. Mary offers tactical uses for anchor charts and task cards to help improve learning outcomes. Visit Teaching with a Mountain View.
Beyond the Worksheet
Lindsay Perro is committed to helping math teachers bring their students out of the textbook and help them understand math concepts using interactive and fun modalities. Perro even offers three membership courses for teachers who want to complete a more in-depth study in the area of professional development or access proven resources to elevate student math comprehension. Visit Beyond the Worksheet.
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