Top Ten Tuesday (10) – Blogs that aren’t about books???

The Broke and the Bookish are hosting the weekly Top Ten once again!

As if I read blogs that aren’t about books. LOL Well, actually I do. As a teacher many of them are related to teaching and a few are just for fun! Enjoy!

1. Education ReThink by John T. Spencer. I first stumbled across John’s education blog by way of his fictional and largely humorous blog about technology integration: Adventures in Pencil Integration. It is a humorous look at current technology integration efforts by looking through the scope of 19th century technology. After reading some of the escapades of trying to replace slate & chalk with paper & pencils, I found John’s Education ReThink blog. He is a talented educator who spends a lot of time doing what I need to do more of–reflecting on his practice.

2. HiJinks Ensue: A Geek Comic. This one is a new one added to my list of blogs to read. I came across it after reading a Tweet about HiJinks live tweeting of the WORST first date ever. Since I have recently re-entered the dating pool, largely through online means, I had to follow. And it was worth it! Read it and not laugh, I dare you!

3. The Jose Vilson: It’s not about a salary, it’s all about reality. I have been following Jose’s blog about teaching and education almost since it started. I love seeing the evolution of a blog and a teacher. He has stepped up and put his voice, a sorely needed voice, out there for all to hear. Too many times teachers are afraid to say what they really think, because they fear retribution. Jose has risen above this fear to tell the story of education as it really is, warts and all.

4. Seth Godin’s blog. I love getting a Seth Godin update in my email almost daily. I read Tribes and was hooked. Even though his words are largely written for the business world, I have often found they fit in my career as a teacher. It at least gives me something to think about. Frequently.

5. Letters of Note. Technically this is NOT a book blog. But it is about reading. Reading notes and letters to or from famous people. Today’s post: You are not lazy, and still you are an idler, a letter  from Abe Lincoln in response to his step-brother’s request for a loan. 🙂 I also follow Lists of Note, which is very similar, but lists instead of letters.

6. Huff English by Dana Huff. I have followed Dana’s blog for quite a few years, too. Dana teaches English and now works as a technology integration specialist. Lots of great ideas and conversation have come from her blog.

7. Austin Kleon of Newspaper Blackout Poem fame and author of the book Steal Like an Artist. I want this book! Now! I missed him at Tedx KC…how???

8. Sunni Brown‘s blog on Visual Notetaking and the Doodle Revolution. I love all things artistic. Even though I feel I lack a certain vein of creativity, but doodling is my thing! I love the visual notetaking ideas and hope to incorporate into my classrooms more fully next year.

9. The ineffablemrjones‘ blog. Poetry and stories to move your soul.

10. Anansi the Poet’s blog. I follow quite a few poetry blogs. But, Anansi’s blog is one I go back to time and again. Very witty, fully of story filled poems, and a great read every time.

Thanks for reading about blogs I read. I can’t wait to see what everyone else has recommended. I am always on the lookout for new reads! Make sure to head over to The Broke and the Bookish to see their list.

What’s your favorite non-book blog?


3 responses

  1. Seth’s blog is a must read for me too. Inspiring and always makes me think.

    1. Tanya,

      Thanks for visiting! Seth’s blog has been a must read for many years now.

  2. Letters of Note is a pretty great site. Would love for you to stop by my Top Ten.

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