Back-catalogue: #TeacherBlogs

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Ross Morrison McGill founded @TeacherToolkit in 2010, and today, he is one of the 'most followed educators'on social media in the world. In 2015, he was nominated as one of the '500 Most Influential People in Britain' by The Sunday Times as a result of...
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Happy New Year!

As the year 2013 comes to an end, here is a simple snapshot of the 10, most popular reads on my blog.


Continually fascinated by cartography, if you are not blogging using WordPress, you are missing out! I find it compelling to explore the statistical side of blogging and discover what topics I write about, versus the readership-location. The Louvre Museum has 8.5 million visitors per year. This blog was viewed about 670,000 times in 2013. If it were an exhibit at the Louvre Museum, it would take about 29 days for that many people to see it. (Source: WordPress annual report) Here are some 2012 vs. 2013 comparative statistics (with 2013 at the bottom of the table):

BLog statisticsand the top 25 countries/readers:

Blog statistics

Below, you can see a screenshot-map of statistics for 2013.

Blog statistics (January - December 2013)
Blog statistics (January – December 2013)

Top reads of 2013:

  1. Thwart the Grim-Reaper: #Ofsted reworks – published September 2013
  2. The 5 Minute Marking Plan by @TeacherToolkit and @LeadingLearner #5MinPlan – published July 2013
  3. The #GuiltyTeacher. Guilty as charged! by @TeacherToolkit – published October 2013
  4. Dear Parent, what I’d really like to say is…, by @StephenDrew72 – published January 2013
  5. So what is #Stickability? by @TeacherToolkit and @Head_StMarys – published June 2013
  6. Where I’ve failed as a teacher by @TeacherToolkit – published September 2013
  7. #GoodinTen – Requires Improvement CPD programme, by @TeacherToolkit – published June 2013
  8. Why I’m placing #LearningWalks in Room 101 by @TeacherToolkit – published September 2013
  9. #Vamoose! I’m off… – published September 2013
  10. #Find_TTkit_A_Job – published January 2013
n.b. Much of these are popular due to the content, but also due to the date of publication.


In 2013, there were 99 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 154 posts. There were 771 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 637 MB. That’s about 2 pictures per day.


The busiest day of the year was September 8th with 7,971 views. The most popular post that day was #Vamoose! I’m off…


Wishlist: Prior to posting this, I soon discovered Laura McInerney‘s latest post: Top Posts of 2013 and the ones I wished were top: so, in keeping with a thoughtful idea, here is my own wishlist:

  1. Job applications: What I’d really like to say… by @TeacherToolkit
  2. #Pygmalion teacher, expectancy-effect by @TeacherToolkit
  3. How do senior leaders ‘find’ work? by @TeacherToolkit
  4. 1 in 4 students in your classroom by @TeacherToolkit #WorldPrematurityDay
  5. Ignore the #DfE: Teachers are doing it for themselves! by @TeacherToolkit

. Thank you for tuning into my blog during the year. Happy New Year!

Photo Credit: RobW_ via Compfight cc
Photo Credit: RobW_ via Compfight cc

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