“Saviour”

What would I see, you constantly astound me?
(Oh baby, you know, you constantly astound me), Saviour

Prince – Saviour – Emancipation

Yes, yes, I hear you – saviour … really? Surely a bit of hyperbole on her part! No, actually it isn’t; it’s exactly how, at times, I have felt. Since coming into teaching, twitter and blogging (which I am still very much a novice) the educators below have all at one time or another been my saviour.

There are many blogs that recommend various educators, mine is firstly, people that have inspired me personally, and secondly all secondary English.  Teachers that over the course of the last few years have inspired me time and time again. They all share their ideas, expertise, resources and time. Their blogs/tweets vary from professional to personal but all discuss current trends, research as well as what works for them in their own teaching. Some have written books which I have bought, some have shared resources I’ve used successfully in my own teaching, some write fantastic blogs, but all are top English teachers!

Finally, I am aware posts like this can feel unfair as there are hundreds of great teachers out there. I just wanted a place for ‘newbies’ to start from. All of the teachers on my list have different timeline/blogs and between them cover a huge range of ideas, topics and thoughts relevant to current teaching of English in the classroom. Nothing more. Also I will continue to add to it. So check in randomly!

If you are an English teacher, new to teaching, twitter or the world of blogging, follow this lot. Just to be fair I sorted into alphabetical order:

  1. Alex Quigley – @HuntingEnglish –http://www.theconfidentteacher.com/
  2. Amy Forrester (NATE) – @amforrester1
  3. Andrea Gadsbey – @a_gadsbey
  4. Andy Sammons – @amsammons – http://englishnthat.weebly.com/
  5. Andy Tharby – @atharby – https://reflectingenglish.wordpress.com/
  6. Amjad Ali – @ASTsupportAAli – http://www.trythisteaching.com/toolkit/
  7. Anne Williams – @agwilliams9
  8. Becky – @shadylady222 –https://justateacherstandinginfrontofaclass
  9. Beth Kemp – @BethKemp – http://www.bethkemp.co.uk/
  10. Carl Hendrick – @C_Hendrick – https://chronotopeblog.com/
  11. Claire – @Bronte_32 – https://goodmorningmidnightblog.wordpress.com/
  12. Caroline Spalding – @MrsSpalding –http://mrscspalding.blogspot.co.uk/
  13. CharliePearson @Cornishwelsh- https://missscoffhamenglish.wordpress.com/
  14. Chris Hildrew – @chrishildrew – https://chrishildrew.wordpress.com/
  15. CharliePearson – @Cornishwelsh –
  16. Chris Peirce – @peirce_chris –
  17. Dan Clayton – @DanSeanClayton – http://englishlangsfx.blogspot.co.uk/
  18. Dave Grimmett – @daveg5478 – https://tlideasblog.wordpress.com
  19. David Bunker – @Mr_Bunker_edu – https://mrbunkeredu.wordpress.com/
  20. DebsF – @Debsgf – https://debsgf.wordpress.com/
  21. Diane Leedham – @DiLeed – https://flexilingual.wordpress.com/
  22. Douglas Wise – @DoWise – https://douglaswiseblog.wordpress.com/
  23. Dr Vincent Lien – @fratribus – https://fratribus.wordpress.com/
  24. Englishlulu-@englishlulu – https://literaturedaydreams.wordpress.com/
  25. Emma Tomáz – @eltvasconcelos –
  26. Gwen (Corwynt) – @Gwenelope – http://takenoheedofher.blogspot.co.uk/
  27. Heather Hale – @MissHHale –
  28. Integrating English – @IntegratingEng – http://www.integratingenglish.com/
  29. James Durran – @jdurran – https://jamesdurran.blog/
  30. James Theobald – @JamesTheo – https://othmarstrombone.wordpress.com/
  31. Jamie Thom – @teachgratitude1 – http://www.teachergratitude.co.uk/
  32. Jeffrey Boakye – @unseenflirt – https://www.influxpress.com/hold-tight
  33. Jenn Ludgate -@MissJLud – https://littlemisslud.wordpress.com/
  34. Jennie Giovanelli – @beautifullyfra1 – http://beautifullyfractured.co.uk/
  35. Jennifer Wilson – @JenJayneWilson –https://jenjaynewilson.wordpress.com/
  36. Jess Mason – @DrofletJess – https://sheffield.academia.edu/JessicaMason
  37. Jo Facer -@jo_facer – https://readingallthebooks.com/
  38. Joe Kirby – @joe_kirby –https://pragmaticreform.wordpress.com/
  39. Jonathan peel – @mrpeel – https://jwpblog.wordpress.com/
  40. Jude Hunton – @judehunton –
  41. Kamil Trzebiatowski – @ktlangspec – http://valuediversity-teacher.co.uk/
  42. Kat Howard – @SaysMiss – https://saysmiss.wordpress.com/
  43. Kate McCabe – @evenbetterif –
  44. Katie Ashford – @katie_s_ashford – https:tabularasaeducation.wordpress
  45. Katie Gibson – @KGibson2605 –
  46. Keith Neville – @EnglishNev – https://audioboom.com/EnglishNev
  47. Kerry Pulleyn – @KerryPulleyn – https://theplenary.wordpress.com/
  48. Lance Hanson – @LHanson1711 – https://mrhansonsenglish.wordpress.com/
  49. Laura HW – @LauraLolder – https://teachingtoptens.wordpress.com/
  50. Laura May Rowlands – @TillyTeacher –
  51. Lyndsey – @RealGingerella –
  52. Ms Caldwell – @MsCaldwell1 –
  53. Marcello Giovanelli – @mmgiovanelli – https://studyingfiction.com/
  54. Mark Roberts – @mr_englishteach – https://markrobertsteach.wordpress.com/
  55. Mark Miller – @GoldfishBowlMM – http://thegoldfishbowl.edublogs.org/
  56. Matt Lynch – @Mathew_Lynch44
  57. Mr B. West – @MrB_West
  58. Miss Daly- @MissDalyEnglish –
  59. Missfod – @fod3 –https://anewhoffod.wordpress.com/
  60. Miss Reynolds – @tannytwoshoes84 –
  61. Miss Scott – @msscottenglish –
  62. Mrs Hallahan ‏@heymrshallahan –
  63. Nick Shaw – @nrjshaw – http://softlytreading.blogspot.co.uk
  64. Nick Wells – @NSMWells –https://englishremnantworld.wordpress.com/
  65. Nikki – @NooPuddles – https://noopuddles.wordpress.com/
  66. Phil Beadle – @PhilBeadle – http://www.philbeadle.com/
  67. Phil Stock – @joeybagstock – https://joeybagstock.wordpress.com/
  68. Rebecca Foster – @TLPMsF – https://thelearningprofession.wordpress.com/
  69. Rebecca Taylor – @EnglishHOD –http://staffrm.io/@englishhod
  70. Sana – @MsMaster13
  71. Sarah Barker – @ladybarkbark – https://thestableoyster.wordpress.com/
  72. S. Pryke – @SPryke2 –
  73. Stacey Reay – @_Stacey_English – https://www.youtube.com/channel/
  74. Studyfiction – @studyingfiction – https://studyingfiction.com/
  75. Susan Strachan – @SusanSEnglish – https://susansenglish.wordpress.com/
  76. Thomas James – @ebiThomasJ – https://becausememories.com/
  77. X Curtis- @Xris32 – http://learningfrommymistakesenglish.blogspot.co.uk/
  78. Zain Abidean – @zuabidean –

 

Oh and of course a few others!

  1. Myself -Fiona Ritson @FKRitson 🙂
  2. Eng chat – @EngChatUK –
  3. Team English – @Team_English1
  4. AQA English – @AQAEnglish – http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/english also see AQA’s blog at The Definite Article

There are obviously lots more English teachers than above, and non-English and also other education sectors! So in the event I’ve missed anyone off, I suggest you follow this link to Becky’s blog We get by with a little help from friends and follow the rest of this amazing teacher’s recommendations!

Two other non-English but get a special mention (just because they are two amazing educators):

  • Dawn Cox -@MissDCox
  • Rachel Rossiter – @rachelrossiter
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