Throughout 2017, we published a weekly blogging prompt for educators and edtech enthusiasts. We called this project — #EdublogsClub.
When the catch-up weeks were removed, we had a collection of 35 published blog post prompts. We have added these prompts, along with an additional 15, to create a new ebook of post ideas for educational bloggers.
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Using The 50 Prompts
These prompts could be used in a variety of ways. Here are some suggestions:
- Bloggers who participated in the #EdublogsClub during 2017 might want to keep their blogging streak going by working on the additional 15 prompts (or pick and choose/catch up on missed prompts).
- Educators who are new to blogging, or have let their blog lapse, might use the prompts as inspiration to get going.
- Pre-service teachers might like to work through some blogging prompts as a way to begin their reflective journey as an educator, and start building a professional learning network.
- Retired teachers might use the prompts as a way to publish memories, reflections and wisdom around certain topics.
- You might consider getting a group of friends or colleagues together and forming your own #EdublogsClub. Each week, you could choose a topic to write about and encourage each other with comments and feedback.
The 50 Prompts
Note: you can find more elaboration, suggestions and examples in the PDF version.
1. Share your blogging story
2. Discuss your classroom or place of work
3. Write about leadership, peer coaching, and/or effecting change
4. Include an image in a post
5. Publish a post about free online tools
6. Write about challenging situations
7. Create a listicle about any topic
8. Share your thoughts or experiences of student privacy
9. Do you include popular culture in the classroom?
10. Write a post about giving feedback to students
11. Embed something in a post
12. The pendulum: discuss how educational trends come and go
13. Include a giveaway in a post
14. Write a post that discusses assessment
15. Tell a story
16. Discuss problem-based or project-based learning
17. Share some art, poetry or music
18. Share your thoughts or approaches to social media
19. Write a post about books or reading
20. Share your time management or productivity tips
21. Write a post about videos and/or include a video
22. Reflect on working with parents, being an educator-parent, or your own parents
23. Post your experiences with professional learning and conferences
24. Invite a guest to post on your blog, or write a guest post for another blog
25. Share your thoughts or experiences of digital citizenship
26. Write about the subject matter in which you specialize
27. I wish professional development was…
28. Share your advice for new teachers
29. Write a post about interviews, or publish an interview
30. Share your favorite tool or resource
31. 100 Word Challenge: Respond to the picture prompt
32. Create a post about how schools and classrooms have changed over time
33. Share your favorite quotes in a blog post
34. World Teachers’ Day: Reflect on a teacher or the status of teachers
35. Write a response to an online article
36. Write a post about a hobby or interest
37. What are your favorite blogs? Create a review or listicle
38. Share your short term and/or long term goals
39. What could have been an alternative career for you?
40. Write about your experiences overseas, or your travel dreams
41. Share your preferred methods of communication
42. Write a post about using audio/podcasts either personally or professionally
43. Embed a poll or survey (and do a follow up post with the results)
44. Share your thoughts on the teaching of formal handwriting
45. Create an A to Z
46. Write an open letter to someone
47. Describe your commute to work
48. Share an interesting statistic and write your interpretation of the data
49. Create your own list of prompts like this one!
50. Celebrate and reflect on completing this challenge
We Need Your Examples
We would love you to comment on this post if you complete any of the prompts. The first 35 prompts in the ebook have a linked example to a post from an #EdublogsClub community member. The last 15 prompts don’t have examples. So we need your work!
If you’re looking for blogging prompts for students, we also have a PDF resource with over 100 ideas!
Spread the word about this resource and please get in touch with any feedback!
57 thoughts on “50 Blog Topics And Prompts For Teachers”
Blog post for #38 on goals: Looking Back @ Strategic Planning for a School Library Program.
Great work, Barbara. I look forward to checking it out!
Still getting inspiration from the Edublogs Club! Here’s my contribution for #37 What are your favorite blogs?
My greatest learning and ideas came, not from professional development, but from my Online Professional Learning Community. Looking @ Best Online PLC for Librarians
Your posts are always so useful, Barbara. I have just left a comment and will be sure to share it on Twitter during the week! 🙂
Thanks Kathleen. You are my strongest supporter and I truly appreciate you.
And I’m done. I had the final post scheduled for Sunday but I couldn’t wait until then, so here it is! https://readersbeadvised.wordpress.com/2017/12/15/fin/
Super star! Your dedication has been extremely admirable. I’ve enjoyed all your posts. Thank you, Alicia.
10 new prompt ideas! https://readersbeadvised.wordpress.com/2017/12/13/10-new-prompt-ideas/
I’m responding to the stat about the word gap for this week’s post https://readersbeadvised.wordpress.com/2017/12/11/the-word-gap/
This is a big problem that will not solve itself, as you said! Thank you for offering your insights, Alicia.
My drive https://readersbeadvised.wordpress.com/2017/12/08/the-drive/
My love letter to my colleague https://readersbeadvised.wordpress.com/2017/12/06/10-things-i-love-about-her/ as the open letter.
You’re on a roll, Alicia! Looking forward to having a read. 🙂
I’m dedicating December to doing the additional prompts https://blogs.brighton.ac.uk/nina/2017/12/
What a fantastic idea, Nina! Looking forward to checking out your posts.
This took a bit as I’m sure any A to Z would be! https://readersbeadvised.wordpress.com/2017/12/01/scratching-the-surface-a-z-in-2017/
My combination post for embedding a poll and talking about handwriting https://readersbeadvised.wordpress.com/2017/11/27/is-there-a-write-way/
Thank you, Alicia. I’m looking forward to reading it! 🙂
No podcasts here: https://readersbeadvised.wordpress.com/2017/11/24/3650/
My next one will combine the next two!
Don’t worry, I think I’m enough of a podcast fan for both of us 🙂
I left you a comment!
I realized that the way the blogging was organized and when we started that it’s really more like a post and a half a week to finish out the year since we’re almost at the end of it, so you’ll see me finish it out by December 31st!
Sounds like a great plan, Alicia. We always enjoy your posts! 🙂
We love your dedication to the project! Just left you a comment 🙂
Alternatives to being a school librarian– it’s too hard and makes my brain hurt! https://readersbeadvised.wordpress.com/2017/11/12/options/
I loved reading your thoughts and left you a comment, Alicia!
’nuff said for this week’s prompt on short and long term goals: https://readersbeadvised.wordpress.com/2017/11/07/goals/
Very cool, Alicia. What a goal! 🙂
Here is my post about the blogs I follow https://readersbeadvised.wordpress.com/2017/11/03/looking-to-be-inspired/
Thank you for sharing, Alicia. I look forward to having a read soon!
Thanks for the kind words Kathleen! My blood pressure is pretty high right now trying to figure all of this stuff out! For instance, where do I click to enable the RSS feed? Apparently, I’ve searched everywhere except the right spot!
I understand. The learning curve can feel overwhelming but you will get there and you don’t need to learn everything at once.
The good news is blogs automatically have RSS feeds and all modern feed readers are able to locate the RSS feed using the blog URL. Provided you have published a new post on your blog then someone adding your blog URL to a feed reader like Feedly would be able to subscribe to your blog.
You can read more about it here http://help.edublogs.org/introduction-to-rss-and-subscribing-using-rss/
The Edublogs help guides have heaps of useful information. Just type your query into the search bar on this page and you should find the tutorial you’re after https://help.edublogs.org/
Let us know if you have more questions too.
Don’t stress out LeAnn. Or if you do, read this blog:
This is a great list for a beginner like me! I’m pretty intimidated by all of this right now, but my students appreciate my willingness to try new things. I usually end up learning as much from them as they do from me! I can see using blogging to reflect on activities our academic team does.
What a fantastic attitude. Some teachers shy away from using online tools because they’re worried that their students know more than them. It’s wonderful to hear your students appreciate your willingness to try new things. Learning together is great.
Let us know if we can be of any help as you get your blogging off the ground. 🙂
I love your comment about what teachers are worrying about.
Check out this blog on teacher stress:
This blog post of mine should address number 46. https://theeducatorsguidetothegalaxy.weebly.com/blog/to-my-childrens-teachers
What a powerful post! I hope others take the time to read that. Such an important message.
I’d love to include your example when we update the guide. I have left a comment on your blog too!
Please feel free to use any post at any time. Thanks for reading.
I’ve loved the creativity it inspired each week so I’m going to continue on and will share eat as I’m doing them– in order! So here’s a hobby/interest: https://readersbeadvised.wordpress.com/2017/10/27/let-them-eat-cake/
This is great news! I look forward to checking out your hobby post soon.
This is exactly the inspiration I needed. Thanks!
We’re very happy to hear that! Good luck and let us know how you go.
This is good and I will be using it to blog for the next few weeks!
Great to hear, Daniel!
Thank you very much Kathleen! I will translate them to my school too and I will send you a copy. I send tow English Versions to my colleagues who teach English to the older Students. My pace will be slow, as I my school is very long.
Congratulations for your beautiful work.
I’m sorry, I meant: “I sent two versions…” and ” my school day is very long”
Thank you for your kind words and for your translation efforts, Ines! 🙂