Ever spend hours looking for YouTube videos to teach writing? Youtube channels for writing teachers are hard to find! YouTube is an incredible resource bank for writing teachers…but sometimes it can be annoying to sift through all the junk to get to the good stuff. Believe me, this post took hours and hours of sifting! I’ve separated out the channels based on if they are best to show students (student facing) or to keep for your own professional developmental arsenal. Check it out and don’t forget to share with your social media community if you find this post helpful…

Student Facing Videos


I just love this channel for upper grade students. There are tons and tons of videos to chose from. They are cartoony, oh so entertaining and teach important writing skills!


This channel has many entertaining and useful videos to teach skills like note taking, how to get out of a creative rut and how to be a better public speaker. It also includes videos you may want to show your students about health, relationships and more!

TEDed Writing

Did you know you can visit any YouTube channel and click the little magnify button (arrow pointing to it below) to find any videos on that channel relating to your search. That’s what I did on one of my favorite educational YouTube channels, TEDed. The link above shows there are many excellent TEDed videos to use in your writing classroom! Look at the graphic below…don’t search in the top box, because that will search all of YouTube. Look for the little magnifying glass. See the arrow to find it below.

Vivien Reis

This channel is for secondary teachers. The author of The Elysian Prophecy gives awesome tips to budding writers on her channel. You’ll find everything from how to get ideas for a book to how to get rid of passive voice in writing on her channel!

Teaching Without Frills

This is a great channel filled with cartoons to teach elementary students narrative, how to and opinion writing. I highly recommend you check it out if you are an elementary teacher. I think even secondary teachers would find this channel useful too!

Writing Workshop

Well I can’t do a post about the best YouTube channels for writing teachers without mentioning my own channel! I have been posting student facing and professional development videos on my YouTube channel for about a year now and am continuing to build this video resource bank! You definitely need to check it out!

Professional Development Videos

Heinemann Podcast

This YouTube channel has tons of videos to support writing teachers in developing their craft! I especially love the videos with super famous authors of awesome books for teachers like The Unstoppable Writing Teacher by Colleen Cruz

Out of This World Literacy

I love Jen Bengal and actually met her in person! This channel has tons of excellent videos from Jen conducting writing conferences with her students to mini lessons in action!


Edutopia is a wonderful website all teachers should know about and the YouTube channel is filled with awesome videos of real classrooms in action. While the channel includes lots of excellent videos about teaching writing effectively, such as this one, it also includes other must see educational videos too! This is one of my favorite youtube channels for writing teachers!

Reading Rockets

I absolutely love the Reading Rockets Author Interviews because there are so many great tips about writing from real authors to show students! The YouTube channel has tons of genius ideas for writing teachers including collaborative journals and strategies for reluctant writers!


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