The Center for College Affordability and Productivityhttp://centerforcollegeaffordability.org/blog
This blog is concerned with administrative and policy issues regarding education. Important links to current news, issues and events as well as well-researched and critical analysis of the US educational system are posted regularly.
This blog, maintained by the Center for Working-Class Studies at Youngstown University, examines socioeconomic class systems and its role in society. While this blog does not focus primarily on education, it does discuss the role of class in educational systems and is a good resource for class & education related issues.
Sherman Dorn: Work to Understand how Schools have been Social Institutionshttp://shermandorn.com/wordpress/
Sherman Dorn writes critical blog posts about controversial issues within the US educational system from K-12 to the university circuit.
I Thought A Thinkhttp://ithoughtathink.blogspot.com/
Ryan is a 1st grade teacher in the state of Washington and created a blog to voice his 'thinks' on a variety of issues facing public school educators in these difficult times. From policy and budget issues, classroom diversity and administrative politics to the evolving technology, Ryan strives to address real issues with honesty, integrity and a bit of wry humor.
Blogger Andrew Rotherham, Co-founder and Partner at Bellwether Education Partners, focuses on education policy and politics. Andrew posts analysis and commentary on education news and articles published in various media outlets. His blog is a center of lively and relevant debate over the future of our schools.
Although this blog, sponsored by the NYC Department of Education, emphasizes education news and policy of interest for local teachers, it is a helpful resource for teachers everywhere. Edwize is a hub of education issues, teaching strategies and professional development information.
Joanne Jacobs provides interesting insights about the politics of US educational debates today, and her posts often include the ways in which substitute teachers fit into this scene. This is a good read for anyone who may be long-term substitute teaching as a replacement for teachers who have been fired or laid off as a result of budget cuts or other issues.
The White House Blog: Educationhttp://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/issues/Education
The White House offers a blog about education policies and programs in the United States. This is a good blog to read for latest news on education reform and plans for the future of public education systems for K-12, community college and state-run universities.
Tom Mooney Institute for Teacher &amp; Union Leadershiphttp://www.mitul.org/
The blog of the Tom Mooney Institute is updated with informed and critical information about leadership in teaching and educational reform. As proclaimed progressives, this blog focuses on reshaping the educational system to fulfill the needs of contemporary society.
Journal of Educational Controversy Bloghttp://journalofeducationalcontroversy.blogspot.com/
This blog about educational controversy strives to bring debate about current conflicts within the educational system for the purpose of evaluating goals and preconceptions, and ultimately to educate oneself and the public through intellectual discourse.
Scenes From the Battlegroundhttp://teachingbattleground.wordpress.com/
This UK based teacher/blogger shares their passion for special needs children and their educational rights. They ready try to inform their readers about the dangers the government imposes when they make decisions about what they think is right for children with special needs.
Theatre For Young Audiences, Arts Education, and the Rest of My Professional Lifehttp://tyahooray.wordpress.com
This blog is written by a performer and arts educator who also substitute teaches on the side. It's an interesting perspective on how one can teach as a substitute to supplement one's primary salary or career. The blogger has a positive attitude about substituting, and the blog is a good example of how schedule can accommodate substituting as well as other jobs.
With broad lesson plan ideas in posts like Teach Smart: Tangible Ways to Improve Student Writing, the blogger behind Teach Spot has a genuine interest in improving teacher and student performance. Most posts are language arts focused.
Malcolm Bellamy's Learning Bloghttp://malcolm_bellamys_learning_blog1.teacherlingo.com/
The real beauty of this lesson plan blog is its concentration on utilizing technologies in the classroom. Finding a way to incorporate social medias into the language arts classroom is a hot topic in education right now, and this blogger finds a way to stay on top of it.
Mr. Teachbad's Blog of Teacher Disgruntlementhttp://mr_teachbads_blog_of_teacher_disgruntlement1.teacherlingo.com/
This blog is among the most soapbox-y of teacher lesson plan blogs, as the aim is to build camaraderie with other teachers who experience angst about their jobs occasionally. Every once in a while, amid all of the complaining, the blogger throws in an inspiring idea that could be turned into a lesson.
Larry Ferlazzo's Website of the Dayhttp://larry_ferlazzos_websites_of_the_day1.teacherlingo.com/default.aspx
Teachers who want a quick, simple idea from their blog reading will appreciate the thoughtful straightforwardness of this blog. Each post provides a website idea, where teachers can find inspiration about what to incorporate in their classroom.
Justin Tarte- Life of an Educatorhttp://life_of_an_educator1.teacherlingo.com/
A thoughtfully written reflective blog, this writing can inspire teachers to be innovative leaders. Though not specifically written as a lesson planning blog, educators can find many ideas about how to improve their lesson ideas.
This blog cracks us up: the bloggers' stories all revolve around their students and the funny/ridiculous/crazy things they do, say, and write all day long at school. One blogger has worked as a substitute also, and writes about this experience and how it diverges from the job of a full-time teacher. We love their slogan: "Teachers can’t afford much, but they can afford to laugh."
Royalty Approach to Education (RATE)http://RoyaltyApproach.blogspot.com
The Royalty Approach to Education (RATE) seeks to increase the time that students spend at home studying. It does that by providing students with Priwards for a combination of academic performance and good behavior.