Without question, Twitter has become a hotspot for education-related tips, tricks, and talks. Just search any of the hashtags #EdTalks, #EdChat, or even #TeacherProblems and you’re instantly connected to a network of passionate educators sharing their experiences and insights into the education world. From nonprofits to everyday teachers, here are a few accounts we like to follow.
As teachers, we need to look at our students and identify those who need us to create a vision for their lives. #EdRising17
— Educators Rising (@EducatorsRising) June 24, 2017
An inspiring organization run by education professionals, Educators Rising provides young adults in high school, college, and beyond mentorship and guidance to help them become successful teachers. They also hold an annual conference that involves networking opportunities, lots of brainstorming, and even competitions.
Public School: a place where ordinary people do extraordinary things, with limited resources, and solely for our children. #sunchat
— Nicholas A. Ferroni (@NicholasFerroni) June 7, 2015
This renowned educator/HuffPost writer/all-around incredible life-changer has the perfect Twitter bio: “As a kid, I wanted to be a superhero, psychologist, philanthropist, philosopher, actor and comedian… So I became a teacher.”
Students create the magic! 🎇 Ts just need to give them space, permission, & freedom to create! #satchatwc
— Catlin Tucker (@Catlin_Tucker) June 24, 2017
Author of the book, Blended Learning in Action: A Practical Guide Toward Sustainable Change, Tucker shares blended learning and technology tips, cool teaching resources, and more on her constantly updated Twitter feed.
A5: Without the false currency of grades, I must find ways to value their interests, their funds of knowledge #tg2chat
— Arthur Chiaravalli (@hhschiaravalli) June 26, 2017
Arthur Chiaravalli recently sparked attention by educators across the country for his article series, The 5 Best Reasons for Going Gradeless. One of the main things found on his account is #TG2chat, where other “Teachers Going Gradeless” hold weekly Twitter discussions on their progress with the project.
— Girls Who Code (@GirlsWhoCode) June 22, 2017
Girls Who Code is a nonprofit dedicated to inspiring young girls with the skills and role models they need to succeed in the technology and computing fields. The stories they share are very cool, and, of course, motivational.
— Dan Brown (@DanBrownTeacher) June 29, 2017
CEO of Educators Rising, Brown focuses on getting students involved in teaching and education as young as possible. With quite a large following in the social media world, he’s always sharing ways to actively engage students and even grants them open teaching experiences as young as high school.
— WeAreTeachers (@WeAreTeachers) June 29, 2017
This team shares really fun, helpful articles that every teacher can relate to. Their bio reads “We offer ideas, inspiration, & information for your best days & double that for your hard ones. Supporting kids means supporting educators, always.” Love that.
— Shelly Sanchez (@ShellTerrell) July 5, 2017
An international speaker and founder of Ed Speakers Co-Op and EdChat, Sanchez Terrell is another powerhouse educator looking into positive ways technology can change learning. She frequents education panels on how to bring digital learning into the classroom.
— ISTE (@isteconnects) July 4, 2017
ISTE strives to create a more impactful environment in educational settings through the use of technology. Their annual conference brings teachers in technology together, with events ranging from keynote speakers to sessions on fighting for funding in education.
— Bored Teachers (@Bored_Teachers) June 30, 2017
Now for your light-hearted account. Bored Teachers shows the struggles, mistakes, and human moments that come with being a teacher of any grade level. Memes, true stories, articles… keep an eye on their stream for a good laugh when you need one!
Happy Twittering—and while you’re at it…