I saw this list the other day, and I thought it was perfect for adapting for ELT bloggers. So I present, ripe and ready for your Pinterest board… 150 ELT blog post ideas for when you’ve hit writers block
- Product review – something you use in the classroom which isn’t a book
- Describe your perfect classroom
- Describe your perfect student
- Describe your perfect boss
- Invite someone to do a guest post (but only if they have a track record or you trust them)
- Tell us who you are. Who you really are.
- Top 5 resources
- A day in your life
- Or a day in someone else’s life
- Write about the ELT scene in your country
- An activity idea
- Top 10 blogs you read
- Wishlist – what would change about ELT if you could?
- What’s your favourite app to use in class?
- What’s your inspiration?
- How do use photos in the classroom?
- 5 go-to activities
- Describe project work with students
- Last minute lesson ideas
- What’s in your teacher’s bag? In other words, what do you take to every class?
- What’s on your phone, apart from apps, that you use in the classroom?
- Top 5 apps
- Can you use apps like Instagram in the classroom, or is it not worth it?
- Five things that make your students happy
- What’s your recipe for the perfect class?
- Is there a difference in teaching in the daytime to the night time?
- Blogging tips
- 20 Facts about yourself
- Quick & easy homework ideas
- Does it matter what you wear to teach?
- Songs you use with your students
- Fitness & health tips for teachers
- Have a clear out
- Teacher of the day / week / month / year
- Review of a conference
- Places to watch webinars
- How you stay organised
- 5 Things you learned this week
- Seasonal post eg. favourite Halloween lesson ideas
- Do you have a routine?
- Teach paperless
- How to eat well quickly
- How you choose your photos
- Behind the scenes of your blog
- Why you started blogging
- An experience/story you went through
- An old favourite activity that never lets you down
- Tell us about a time it went wrong
- Disappointing things about teaching
- Monthly favourites
- Your teachers bucket list
- Favourite places to get away from work, online or offline
- React to another blog post
- 10 quotes you love
- The moment when everything changed
- The awkward student
- Top budget book buys
- A post about methodologies you don’t use
- Blogging goals or resolutions
- Favourite TV series’ for students to improve their listening
- What you did in your first year as a teacher
- How do you treat yourself?
- A recent event you attended
- Is it different teaching in winter as opposed to summer?
- Blogging advice/your success
- How you promote your blog
- A personal post about something you deal with
- The unteachable student
- How you achieve clear instructions
- Favourite writing topics
- Campaign to change things for the better
- Interview a professional/blogger
- Professional inspirations
- Where should I work?
- Crafting in the classroom
- Things you’ve learned since turning __
- Gift ideas for teachers
- Currently trending
- A new release
- Working at home
- Places you want to teach
- How to develop online for free
- How to make a class go smoothly
- How to manage time
- How to stop your students from falling asleep
- Things to do when you’re bored of teaching
- Then & now pictures
- Your school experience
- Things you’d tell your younger self
- Guilty pleasures
- Book review
- Books to read
- Affordable software
- How to curb unhealthy habits in your teaching
- How to curb unhealthy habits in your students
- How to overcome writers block
- What is currently inspiring you
- How to teach ____
- Recently watched presentations
- What blogging has taught you
- Favourite stationery
- A before & after
- Find an influence from outside ELT
- Underrated & overrated ideas in ELT
- What does every student need to learn?
- Write something funny
- Write something in a different person’s voice
- 10 life lessons
- Job interview tips
- DIY activities
- Places you’ve traveled to in the classroom
- Highlight milestones, launches & important events
- Share a free resource
- Flashback post on your life
- The best advice you’ve received
- Pros & cons post
- A diary entry
- An open letter
- A link roundup
- An FAQ
- A beginners guide to blogging
- Tips for improving your instructions
- What I learned from ___
- Your process for creating & publishing blog posts
- How to make money blogging*
- A free printable worksheet
- A comparison post (eg Dogme vs Demand High)
- Your blogging mistakes
- New methodology ideas
- Tell us a story
- A tradition of yours
- Products every teacher has to own
- Summarise an #eltchat
- The best ways to teach vocabulary
- Grammar – overrated or the backbone of language learning?
- Your workplace
- How you improved (or need to improve) your boardwork
- A new routine
- How to get ready for a class in 10 minutes
- A 5 minute activity
- Favourite youtubers/youtube videos
- Top 5 websites to learn from ____
- How important are qualifications, really?
- Let’s collaborate
- Thoughts on learning online
- How do you deal with new students arriving during a course?
- How to switch off and relax
- ELT specialities – have you taught something or someone not many people have?
- Why bother testing?
- Revisit and rewrite an old blog post
And don’t ever say you’ve got nothing to write about again!
*Let me know if you write this one 😉
Thanks to my pal Daniela Sanchez Medina for the drawings.
16 thoughts on “150 ELT blog post ideas for when you’ve hit writers block”
A-ma-zing. And perfectly timed as I’ll be doing my Making the most of blogs talk soon, and one of the slides is ‘What should I write about’ 🙂 Thank you!
You’re welcome 🙂
Can I add one? Write a comment about a blog post you’ve read!
BTW, if someone DOES tell you how to make money off your ELT blog – share the secret please!
We can dream, Naomi!
Wow, thanks for this!! 😀
I think almost any of us could just list the last 150 topics of our blog posts as an alternative list. 🙂
Assuming that we’ve written 150 posts, of course 😉
Yeah, I was assuming that. /cough/
Great list James, 🙂