Top Blogs for CPD in Education

Since joining Twitter (almost exactly) a year ago, I have come across so many outstanding blogs to read my Pocket ‘queue’ is overloaded with great articles to catch up on all the time. As I type, I have 7 blogs to read in my ‘queue’, and that is after already reading 6 this evening.

The purpose of this post is to share with you some of the blogs I regularly check and receive email notifications on new posts to expand on the ‘Recommended Blogs‘ section of my website (I have previously blogged about other blogs here and here). It is these colleagues that regularly share their own good practice and research that allows me to grow as a teacher and I thank you all for that.

I have tried to group blogs into categories to help you as the reader; however this proved to be much harder than anticipated. So although I have ‘tried’ to group the blogs, please go into each link with an open mind about the range of content available.

Do you have any blogs you read on a regular basis? Should they be included in this list? Obviously this is not a definitive list, and I am sure I have missed some out that I regularly read myself. Please comment below, tweet (@MrWickensPE) or email me with any other suggestions you may have – even just so I can personally expand my reading list.


General Education/Innovative Education

Edutait – http://www.woodham.org.uk/edutait/

Mcintosh8’s – http://mcintosh8.wordpress.com/

Mishmashlearning – http://mishmashlearning.wordpress.com/

My Learning Journey – http://reflectionsofmyteaching.blogspot.co.uk/


Technology in Education (iPads, Apps and innovative ideas)

Apps in Education – http://appsineducation.blogspot.co.uk/

APPitic – http://appitic.com/

EdTechTeacher – http://www.edtechteacher.org/

Hand Held Learning in PE – www.handheldlearninginpe.com

Handheld Learning in Sport – http://mat6453.blogspot.co.uk/

iClevedon – http://www.iclevedon.co.uk/

iPads in Primary Education – http://mrandrewsonline.blogspot.co.uk/

iPads in Education – http://www.ipadineducation.co.uk/iPad_in_Education/Welcome.html

iPad in Schools – http://www.ipadinschools.com/

Mark Anderson (ICTEvangelist) – http://ictevangelist.com/

Syded – www.syded.wordpress.com/

The PE Geek – www.thepegeek.com


Outstanding Teaching and Good Practice

Dylan Wiliams – http://www.dylanwiliam.net/

EV Teaching and Learning (SOLO) – http://evteachingandlearning.blogspot.co.uk/?spref=tw

From Good to Outstanding – http://www.fromgoodtooutstanding.com/

Innovate my School – http://www.innovatemyschool.com/

UKEdChat – http://ukedchat.com/


Models of Teaching (SOLO, Cooperative Learning, TGfU etc)

EV Teaching and Learning (SOLO) – http://evteachingandlearning.blogspot.co.uk/?spref=tw

Reflections of a Learning Geek – http://lisajaneashes.edublogs.org/

Sharing Pedagogical Purposes – http://pedagogicalpurposes.blogspot.co.uk/

Taitcoles – http://taitcoles.wordpress.com/

The Learning Spy – http://learningspy.co.uk/

PEPRN (PE) – http://www.peprn.com/


Physical Education

Achieving Excellence Through PE – http://excellencethroughpe.blogspot.co.uk/

AfPE – http://www.afpe.org.uk/

APEQ – http://www.apeqonline.net/

Billy Merchant’s PE Blog – http://www.billymerchant.com/

Education is Physical – www.educationisphysical.com

EVSport – http://evsport.wordpress.com/

Hand Held Learning in PE – www.handheldlearninginpe.com

Innovative Physical Education – www.innovativephysicaleducation.wordpress.com

Inquiry & Technology in PE – http://iphys-ed.com/

MrBpeteacher – http://www.mrbpeteacher.co.uk/index.html

OPEP – http://www.opep.co.uk/

PEPRN – http://www.peprn.com/

PE Scholar – http://www.pescholar.com/

PhysEd Games – http://physedgames.com/

PhysEd Source – http://physedsource.com/home

Teach PE – http://www.teachpe.com/

The Physical Educator – www.thephysicaleducator.com/blog

The Journey of Teaching and Healing Children – http://teachingandhealing.blogspot.co.uk/

Was I Better Today Than Yesterday = www.wasibettertodaythanyesterday.wordpress.com

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3 Comments Add yours

  1. Nisha Sethi says:

    I am a Physical Education teacher at the American Embassy School.The stuff on your blog has helped me a lot .You could check out my work http://www.coetail.com/penisha/.Could you give me some suggestions on implementing a structured fitness unit during my one to one iPad class set up.

  2. Sweet blog! I found it while searching on Yahoo News. Do you
    have any suggestions on how to get listed in Yahoo News?
    I’ve been trying for a while but I never seem to get there! Thanks

    1. mrwickenspe says:

      Hi, thanks for the comment. To be honest I haven’t a clue how you optimise your blog/website for search engines. A lot of blogging platforms (like WordPress) run this for you.

      Just be clever in how you name pages/blog posts and ensure you always refer to the key words that potential viewers may search for.

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