The Top 10 Blogs of 2017

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What were the most-read blogs over the last 12 months?

We’ve been digging through the archives behind the scenes at Teacher Toolkit to see which blogs have been the most popular over the last 12 months. Take a look through and discover the ones you may have missed.

  1. 20 Years Of Educational Fads – What have teachers wasted their time doing? – 61,410 reads*.
  2. 10 ‘Teach To The Top’ Differentiation Ideas – How do you plan for differentiation in lessons? – 32,349 reads.
  3. Resilience Assembly – Are your students emotionally, physically and mentally resilient? – 26,937 reads.
  4. 10 Marking and Feedback Strategies – What feedback techniques could you use that make students act on feedback? – 21,616 reads.
  5. 26 Tips To Make Teacher Workload Manageable – How can you keep your workload manageable during the term? – 19,459 reads.
  6. Top 10 Ways To Demotivate Teachers – What can schools and school leaders do to demotivate their teaching staff?- 19.031 reads.
  7. What Would You Do? #InTray – What does an in-tray exercise for a leadership interview look like? – 18,836 reads.
  8. 10 Teaching Ideas To Trash in 2017 – What teaching ideas would you like to say goodbye to in 2017? – 17,231 reads.
  9. The 7 Deadly Leadership Sins – How many are your bosses committing? – 16,821 reads.
  10. 101 Educators To Follow –  Who would you recommend following on Twitter? – 16,560 reads.

* Number of reads the blog has had in the past 12 months.

Which is your favourite blog of the year? Let us know below!


In 2010, Ross Morrison McGill founded @TeacherToolkit from a simple Twitter account in which he rapidly became the 'most followed teacher on social media in the UK'. In 2015, he was nominated for '500 Most Influential People in Britain' in The Sunday Times as one of the most influential in the field of education - he remains the only classroom teacher to feature to this day ... Sharing online as @TeacherToolkit, he rebuilt this website (c2008) into what you are now reading, as one of the 'most influential blogs on education in the UK', winning the number one spot at the UK Blog Awards (2018). Today, he is currently a PGCE tutor and is researching 'social media and its influence on education policy' for his EdD at Cambridge University. In 1993, he started teaching and is an experienced school leader working in some of the toughest schools in London. He is also a former Teaching Awards winner for 'Teacher of the Year in a Secondary School, London' (2004) and has written several books on teaching (2013-2018). Read more...

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