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You have an almost impossible job as a teacher blogger: teach in the classroom AND keep your blog updated with fresh content! It’s tough to feel like there’s always “one more thing” on your extensive to-do list. That’s why I have created over 50 blog topics for you to use on your website. Don’t stress about coming up with new ideas for your blog; I’ve got it handled.
I’m Mikayla, and I’m an SEO strategist for women entrepreneurs. I love working with women to help get their websites on the first page of Google — in fact, check out this case study I published on my own blog about my client Alexi and her food blog Eat Well with Lex!
Yes, you CAN have a blog that shows up in search results, and I’m here to help you do it! Keep reading to learn more about how search engine optimization (SEO) can help you reach your blogging goals and see all 50+ content ideas you can use when you get writer’s block.
Why are blog ideas important for teacher bloggers?
SEO is the most powerful tool for online businesses, websites, and blogs. Showing up in search engines is the best way to get new traffic to your website. Plus, unlike social media accounts, you actually own your website. Your blog isn’t going to get shut down because of a bogus community violation, algorithm change, or new owner.
SEO is the best way to engage your audience with your teacher blog. What do other educators want to read about? What are they searching for? What are their pain points? When you answer those questions with your blog, you connect with your audience in ways that help you to build an online community. If you ever have writer’s block, that community is who you can rely on to help you through it.
You can inspire fellow and future educators with your blog. Invite them to share their knowledge through a blog of their own or as a guest post on your blog. Encourage future educators to enter the field by highlighting all the wonderful things you do in the school and as an educator. Just think, one blog post from you about activity from your classroom could inspire another blogger to do something slightly different in their own room and write about it..and so on and so on! Your blog can spark creativity in schools all over the world when you explore new blog topics to share and write about.
If you are continually generating fresh content for your blog, your online community will grow even faster. And keeping your blog’s content updated regularly really helps with SEO! Search engines prioritize websites with newer content and strong keywords. It’s incredibly important that you do keyword research and write your blogs with your keywords and keyword phrases in mind.
How can teacher bloggers find content ideas?
Finding new blog content ideas can be challenging—especially if you’ve already had a blog for a while! I recommend that my clients use keyword research tools to determine what people are searching for, and then build some content ideas from there. (My favorite tools are KeySearch and Answer the Public!) Starting with keyword research is almost like working backward. Find out what people search for, and then create content that will show up for them!
You can also utilize your social media accounts to see what people are interested in. I like to look at comments on popular posts to see the questions that followers are asking and then create a blog that answers their questions. You can also just look at the trending posts and write a blog focusing on one of those topics.
Along the same lines as looking at your social media connections, I encourage you to look at other blogs and see which posts have been popular. Chances are, if it is a popular post for them, it will likely be a popular post for you. When you do this, I suggest also figuring out which keywords you can use in your own blog to outrank them with SEO. This way, you know you have a popular topic that will rank well with search engines.
Other places you can find inspiration for content ideas are:
- Your own curriculum. What are the different ways you can present your material in a blog? How can you stand out? What did you do in your school that made a big impact on your students?
- Blog prompts from the internet. I have a lot of these on my own blog. Check out 101 Content Ideas for Service-Based Small Businesses for inspiration!.
- Affiliate links. If you have affiliate links, build a blog post around them! Write a post about your favorite educational resources or your favorite places to shop for education-related items and include links throughout.
- Certain times of the year. Back-to-school, extended school breaks, parent/teacher conferences, standardized testing…these are all benchmarks during the school year. Map out your content so that you can create blogs that will help other educators during those times.
Ready to see my 50+ blog post ideas?
50+ Creative Blog Post Ideas for Teachers
Scroll through the over 50 blog post ideas I created just for teachers! Use them in whatever way feels right to you. If you want to use them exactly how I list them, please go for it! If you would like to use them just as inspiration or as a jumping-off point, have at it! The important thing to remember is to create content that is authentic to who you are as an educator.
1. The impact of inclusive education on students
2. How to create a bully-free classroom environment
No one wants a bully in their room, but it can be tough to monitor that behavior. Use this blog to discuss creating an environment for your students that helps them strive for kindness, responsibility, and tolerance. If you can, give real-life examples!
3. Developing a schedule that maximizes classroom productivity
4. Exploring the benefits of homework for student learning
5. Unique ways to incorporate technology in instruction
6. Write about your experience in a special education program
7. 10 email templates for communicating with parents or guardians
Parent or guardian emails can feel really scary to receive—especially because the tone in an email can be so tough to figure out! Think about all the different types of emails you have gotten from guardians, and then create templates for your blog that others can use. Yes, each child and situation is different, but the skeleton of the email is often the same. For example, you could create templates for missing work, disruptions in class, positive reinforcement, or even for setting up an appointment to speak over the phone. This could be a resource that others really use and recommend!
8. Best online stores for school posters
9. 25 bulletin board ideas your students will love
10. Silly holidays to celebrate with your students
11. My favorite education podcasts
Link to each of the podcasts you discuss and email them each, letting them know you are featuring them on your blog. They may highlight your blog on social media accounts and get you even more traffic!
12. Books all educators need to read
13. Discounts for educators at [type of location]
14. 6 crafts to encourage inclusivity
Tutorial blogs are always very successful. Include a photo of each finished product, a couple of photos of the process, and then an explanation about why you like each craft. If you have any tips for each craft, include those as well!
15. Reading corners your kids will love
You can feature your own room here, but you don’t have to! You can also just do an internet round-up of dreamy reading corners and then discuss what you like about each one. Link back to where you found each one, and try to include affiliate links for any items you can find online for each reading corner.
16. Tips for dealing with co-teachers
17. What to do when an administrator doesn’t have your back
18. Classroom novels that make an impact
19. Manipulatives for math that won’t break the bank
We know that manipulatives help students learn math, but finding good, durable, fun ones on a budget can be tough. Search online for affordable and unexpected manipulatives and post them in a list-style blog with links to purchase.
20. Why [blank] is my favorite thing to teach
21. Why [blank] is my LEAST favorite thing to teach
Your blog doesn’t always have to be positive! Teaching is HARD and it’s ok to talk about the things you have trouble with. Ask for suggestions on how to teach something you struggle with. You could even promote this blog on your social media accounts and ask followers to give you suggestions. Do a follow-up post after you have implemented some of them and let your readers know how it went!
22. How to handle the school winter blues
23. Should you send beginning-of-the-year postcards?
24. Tips for handling back-to-school night jitters
Even the most veteran educators get a little nervous for Back-to-School Night! What are your top tips for handling the stress? Is there anything you do in your presentation to parents and guardians that has really helped in the past? What do you suggest they do to unwind after this stressful event? Include it all in the blog!
25. 10 things I wish I had known during my first year of teaching
26. Are teaching conferences worth it?
27. My favorite YouTube channels for [age group]
28. 25 brain breaks for students of all ages
29. Breaking down the language of IEPs
Special education is an important part of being a teacher, but sometimes the jargon used in IEPs or other plans can be confusing. Define each term, explain how it may be used in a plan, and then (if you want) discuss your experience with it.
30. How to create a post that inspires your students
31. How social media can be used for good in the classroom
32. The best online educational tools
33. Behind the scenes of my room
Everybody loves a good behind-the-scenes blog! Show all your readers your desk must-haves and your favorite pieces of decor. You could turn this post into a general room tour and show off all your spaces!
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34. Tried and true teaching methods: I use them and love them!
35. 15 ways education has changed in the last ten years
36. How COVID changed education permanently
37. Tips for dealing with writer’s block as a teacher-blogger
It happens to everyone! Let this blog be your way to help others who can’t think of anything new to write about. Compose a list-style blog with ten tips for getting rid of writer’s block.
38. Best Teachers Pay Teachers stores
39. Should you sell your products on TpT or Etsy?
Many educators have started their own side hustles selling their classroom materials and activities online. Have you used either? Which e-commerce option do you think is best? Discuss the pros and cons of each and give a final review at the end.
40. The importance of including educational quotes in your blog posts
41. Unconventional ways to monitor student progress
42. Win my favorite education [item]
Do a giveaway to increase traffic and followers. Promote it on your social media channels and ask your followers to share it on their accounts.
43. Case study: [something in your classroom]
44. How I work to prevent the summer slide
45. Is assigning summer packets a good idea?
46. 7 ways to reward good behavior – that aren’t candy!
47. Your teaching journey or story
Give your readers a glimpse into your personal life and share what made you want to become an educator. Who inspired you? Where did you go to school? What do you like about teaching? Is there anything you would change about your journey?
48. How to effect change in your school
49. Time management in the classroom
50. Time management out of the classroom
Many people don’t realize that the life of an educator means that you are doing half of your work outside of school hours! All the planning, prepping, and grading happen when kids aren’t in the classroom. It’s a lot to manage. Use this prompt to answer these questions: How do you keep yourself on track? How do you ensure you get everything done while leaving time for yourself and your personal life?
51. My favorite teacher
52. Things to ask before moving to a new school
Switching jobs and schools can be nerve-racking. Create a list of questions for other teachers that will help them navigate this process. Some of the questions could be for administrators, like, How do you handle upset guardians? or Tell me about the school board in this area, but some should be for the teachers themselves. For example, have the teachers ask themselves, What makes this school a good choice? Will this school give me the opportunity to be the teacher I want to be? Encourage teachers to use this list to ensure they make the right choice.
53. Best teacher lunch ideas
54. Shoes for teaching: Rankings and reviews
55. The best place to purchase “teacher clothes”
56. I used to [do something], but now I never do
57. How I decompress after a long day of teaching
58. How I spent my summer vacation
This tried-and-true back-to-school homework isn’t just for kids! Create your own version with a round-up of all the things you did, education-related and non-education-related!
59. Why it’s important to use your PTO
60. My teaching goals
61. A project my students loved
This is your chance to show off a little of what makes you a great teacher via blogging. Give a step-by-step tutorial on what you did, why it worked, and what your students loved about it. If you have permission from parents, you could even feature a quote from one of your students about the activity!
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SEO for Teacher Bloggers
Search engine optimization will help you show up on the first page of search results. Make sure you follow SEO strategies while blogging to ensure you are getting organic traffic from Google.
Once you have your blogs written, repurpose your content for your newsletter and social media accounts. Don’t reinvent the wheel—just repurpose it! This will save you so much time in the long run, and it will help you get more traffic to your website.
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