Education is an ever-evolving world. Inspirational teachers are constantly looking for new ideas, tips, trends or just something to lighten the mood (it’s Monday, you’ve got Year 10 for maths and the coffee machine’s broken). So, here’s our list of 29 of the Best Twitter Accounts for Teachers to follow to get fresh inspiration straight to your inbox.
In no particular order:
@TeacherToolkit | Ross Morrison McGill
A big hitter in the world of Twitter teaching, Ross Morrison McGill’s feed is a constant stream of insightful and informative info which ranges from ideas and blogs to resources and training.
The latest teaching blog ?️ (SPAG) Tests: Spelling, Punctuation And Grammar > helping shape teacher professionalism ➡️➡️ https://t.co/CyDHkUNTeX #NQTchat #ITTchat #edchat
— Ross Morrison McGill (@TeacherToolkit) May 16, 2019
@rweingarten | Randi Weingarten
A US of A centric Twitter account, but, no matter where in the world you’re from, teaching is universal and knowledge is transferable so it’s great to see what’s going on across the pond to learn from our transatlantic cousins.
Glad to be with the teacher leaders program in North Syracuse last night. It’s one of my favorite programs because it enables teacher leadership and voice through and celebrates action research . Teachers must be seen and heard. #FreedomToTeach pic.twitter.com/dCjJEEyEOz
— Randi Weingarten (@rweingarten) May 15, 2019
@ragazza_inglese | Summer Turner
A Subject Specialist Lead in English and author of the insightful Secondary Curriculum and Assessment Design, Summer Turner is well worth a follow if you’re particularly interested in the state of the curriculum.
We're having a great time celebrating #WorldBookDay today – pupils and staff have dressed up in some fantastic costumes inspired by their favourite reads! pic.twitter.com/whITHjxR3Y
— Norwich Primary (@NorwichPrimary) March 7, 2019
@chrishildrew | Chris Hildrew
Headteacher, author and blogger, Chris Hildrew raises the bar in the Twitter teaching game offering fresh perspectives and astute analysis on all things education.
There are 21(ish) reasons to work @ChurchillAcad – you can read about them here: https://t.co/RnJng0l9wJ pic.twitter.com/xwiNBCz0Rc
— Chris Hildrew (@chrishildrew) May 11, 2019
@russeltarr | Russel Tarr
History teachers listen up, Russel Tarr is your go-to Twitter expert, sharing a constant stream of ideas and awesome information. Be sure to check out his website which is a great educational tool to utilise in your classroom.
*AVAILABLE NOW* My NEW book "A History Teaching Toolbox, VOLUME TWO": even more creative and effective strategies for your classroom! #historyteacher #sschat #histedchat https://t.co/ast07AgFp9 pic.twitter.com/LKMXjdWvp2
— Russel Tarr (@russeltarr) September 19, 2018
@coolcatteacher | Vicki Davis
Best Teacher Blog Winner and host of the 10 Minute Teacher Show, Vicki Davis is up there with the teaching Twitter elite. The accolades speak for themselves and her blog is well worth a read.
NEW PODCAST SHOW NOTES! How to Set Goals for Your Library This Summer https://t.co/LBA0s5oR9K #10mt pic.twitter.com/8LYTF061Aj
— Vicki Davis (@coolcatteacher) May 15, 2019
@HeadTeachDunn | David Dunn
A Primary School Head Teacher worth engaging with, David Dunn is hot on the latest issues and problems facing our schools today and offers an insightful perspective based on first-hand experience and knowledge.
Thank you for the comment – I’m glad you’re finding the book useful! https://t.co/SNpDlq6djw
— David Dunn (@HeadTeachDunn) April 27, 2019
@MsFindlater | Sarah Findlater
Secondary Head Teacher and author of How to Survive an OFSTED Inspection, Sarah Findlater’s word is pretty much gospel when it comes to the world of teaching and her Twitter page is filled with expert content.
Came across a piece of student art today that I had not seen before. Just such a beautiful sketch. #whatatalent #teamfps @GEMSFPS_Art @GEMSFPS pic.twitter.com/4NvLJzavdj
— Sarah Findlater (@MsFindlater) January 29, 2019
@HSTeachProbs | Teacher Problems
The land of Twitter teaching knowhow is not all business. The hilarious Teacher Problems page is all your thoughts and issues in one entertaining stream. It’s reassuring to remind yourself once in a while that you aren’t alone in the funny, brilliant, but highly stressful education industry.
I need a Xanax for today. #teacherproblems pic.twitter.com/ijvrG4Mq23
— Teacher Problems (@HSTeachProbs) May 16, 2019
@lancslassrach | Rachel Smith
A Modern Foreign Language teacher with an interest in how technology can be utilised to enhance pupil’s learning experience, Rachel Smith really bangs the drum for the use of tech and shares some great insights.
Out with the old & in with new. My new blog… I hope you like it & find it useful. #ADEchat #AppleEDUchat https://t.co/aitPzQYVhI pic.twitter.com/QSQzmzxsgX
— Rachel Smith (@lancslassrach) December 29, 2017
@AliceHoylePSHE | Alice Hoyle
A ‘Sex Ed Ninja Guru’ and a brilliant example to current and aspiring PSHE teachers and youth workers. Alice Hoyle is at the forefront of her field and her mission is to help explain sensitive issues to children in a suitable, age-appropriate fashion.
I’ve currently been given an awesome opportunity to do some outdoor PSHE and so I am planning an emotions safari, and doing everybody matters (see @agenda_matters) with natural materials, maybe also stop start leaves? I am soooooo excited! pic.twitter.com/za8U0iqDYN
— Alice Hoyle (@AliceHoylePSHE) May 15, 2019
@SDupp | Stan Dupp
“Will the real cartoonist for Schools Week please Stan Dupp!” A satirical cartoonist for Schools Week, Stan Dupp will guarantee a giggle and also make you think about broader issues facing teaching.
— Stan Dupp (@SDupp) April 26, 2019
@Teacher2Teacher | Teacher2Teacher
A buzzing hub which attempts to bring the teaching community together, Teacher2Teacher shares the best ideas about and praises those who are deserving of praise. So we’re giving T2T a gold star.
Ts like you do incredible things in your classrooms and school communities every day – and we want to help you celebrate that amazing work! Answer some quick questions and tell a T, “I SEE you. I see you being amazing,” by making a custom graphic here: https://t.co/f1qNYZ4Abi
— Teacher2Teacher (@teacher2teacher) May 15, 2019
@thefixupteam | The Fixup Team
This group of motivational speakers, spearheaded by the brilliant Dr Jackson, post loads of great inspirational content to get your students into gear ready for exam season.
Yr6 & Yr11 work hard,do your best and remember your grades don't define YOU! #ExamSeason #GCSEs2019 pic.twitter.com/kDxWb2hcBi
— THE FIXUP TEAM (@thefixupteam) May 15, 2019
@ICTmagic | Teacher: Martin Burrett
Magic by name, magic by nature! Martin Burrett conjures up some fascinating articles about all thing’s ICT. He also dips his toes into other subjects so he’s a worthwhile follow no matter your specialism.
Join me for my five part #EdTech Lunch webinar series where I will share teaching ideas, edtech tools, and ideas for using technology smarter to improve how your school functions.
Sign up via https://t.co/nAssaGj1qC #UKEdChat pic.twitter.com/tuqXlvtdmg
— Teacher: Martin Burrett (@ICTmagic) May 16, 2019
@thosethatcan | Dr Emma Kell
Author of How to Survive in Teaching, if you can’t learn anything from the brilliant Dr Emma Kell and her Twitter account then you’re possibly the greatest teacher to walk the planet. Her content is impressive, informative, engaging. Check it out.
You see them off to the exam hall… and there's NOTHING ELSE YOU CAN DO. A short piece on exam stress, from a variety of fabulous teachers and me for @BBC_Teach via @youtube
Please share widely!https://t.co/ToYz5zLIhl#teacherstress #exams #gcse2019
— Dr Emma Kell (@thosethatcan) May 14, 2019
@cherrylkd | Cherryl-kd
A Designated Safeguarding Lead at a four-time Outstanding Special School in Blackpool, Cherryl-kd posts loads of incredibly useful and informative content relating to Special Educational Needs. A really useful account for all and not just specialist SEN teachers.
My new book about the impact @DoodlesTheSchn1 has had on the children in our school is now available. Read our story and our future plans for Doodles. https://t.co/nwk37K5aMF pic.twitter.com/STCS5h73A6
— Cherryl-kd (@cherrylkd) March 11, 2019
@PookyH | Dr Pooky Knightsmith
A leader in youth mental health and PSHE, Dr Pooky Knightsmith’s Twitter is jam-packed full of brilliant tips and videos – be sure to check out her great YouTube account dedicated to Mental Health.
Managing angry outbursts using calm communication – ideas for parents & teachers: https://t.co/u5WejBngdz
I hope this video is helpful – please share it if so
— Dr Pooky Knightsmith (@PookyH) April 19, 2019
@Bored_Teachers | Bored Teachers
The Bored Teacher Twitter feed encapsulates the whole teacher experience in one hilarious nutshell, posting funny memes and relatable content. A refreshing break from the serious stuff!
Feeling old… pic.twitter.com/zYFsJQx86n
— Bored Teachers (@Bored_Teachers) May 16, 2019
@DanBrownTeacher | Dan Brown
Hailing from across the Atlantic, Dan Brown may post some fantastic pieces which are applicable to education everywhere. Definitely worth a read.
This is right on: "4 Things Teachers Shouldn't Be Asking Their Students to Do" https://t.co/an8xogSVyb
— Dan Brown (@DanBrownTeacher) April 12, 2019
@TeacherTapp | Teacher Tapp
The premise of the Teacher Tapp is simple: an app which asks teachers three questions a day in order to make the school community smarter. Their Twitter page frequently posts the results of polls, info and articles about their fantastic app.
Ok Tappsters, you wanted a quick way to tell colleagues about the awesome joy of Teacher Tapp… Now, share this tweet with them and they can download straight from their timeline. https://t.co/rYfpRWdlj5
— Teacher Tapp (@TeacherTapp) February 5, 2019
@daisychristo | Daisy Christodoulou
Blogger and author of Making Good Progress and 7 Myths about Education, Daisy Christodoulou offers a fascinating insight into the world of education and her Twitter feed and website are chocked-full of interesting articles and brilliant blog posts.
Our next comparative judgement training webinar is next Tuesday, the 21st, at 4pm. Take part in live judging of Y3 scripts and see the results straight away. Sign up here! https://t.co/FhZQdJyb25 pic.twitter.com/lGoYMvPgmU
— Daisy Christodoulou (@daisychristo) May 15, 2019
@wonderfrancis | Francis Gilbert
Author of I’m a Teacher Get Me Out of Here, which offers a hilarious and frank peek into the world of a newly qualified teacher, Francis Gilbert doesn’t mind saying it how it is. His Twitter account mirrors this and is a brilliant resource for teachers looking for guidance and inspiration.
This is a really interesting summary of some important educational research. It points out that imaginative play develops children's self-regulation. This, in turn, helps them achieve more highly than children with weaker self-regulation https://t.co/HVk2yCumJf
— Francis Gilbert (@wonderfrancis) May 14, 2019
@hegartymaths | Colin Hegarty
Winner of UK Teacher of the Year 2015 and finalist of the Global Teacher Prize 2016, Colin Hegarty is a must follow for any maths teacher (and any other teacher for that matter!). Give the man a follow: you don’t get nominated for these prestigious awards if you’re not at the top of your game!
We want to help your students improve their memory. So we're about to launch our latest feature which uses all your students' prior learning data to make adaptive & personalised retrieval practice for each of them. More info coming in a few weeks. So excited! pic.twitter.com/bv9y97tpCg
— Colin Hegarty (@hegartymaths) May 16, 2019
@richardgerver | Richard Gerver
Richard Gerver started out in education, where he transformed a failing school into ‘one of the most acclaimed learning environments in the world,’ in just two years. Now he is an award-winning speaker, bestselling author and renowned-thinker.
Today at @uleadconference: @richardgerver will talk about the importance of a more collaborative and constructive vision for the future of education. #uLead2019 @sched pic.twitter.com/gfDu2otuyE
— MindRocket Media (@MindRocketMedia) May 14, 2019
@ICTEvangelist | Mark Anderson
Another award-winning educator to add to the list, Mark Anderson is ‘on a mission to help students, schools and teachers the world over’. His Twitter account is in keeping with his mantra, boasting great articles and insightful links.
Five things you can do to make the most of gained time https://t.co/l9MEjzZpM2 #edchat #edtech #elearning #gcse2019
— ✨ Mark Anderson ✨ (@ICTEvangelist) May 16, 2019
@EduSum | Summer Howarth
Another fantastic hub for all things teaching, all things development and all things learning design, Summer Howarth posts and retweets bags of content for innovators looking to improve and grow.
Woohoo! Get on it #Vicpln https://t.co/XRSKp1BPj5
— Summer Howarth (@EduSum) May 15, 2019
@StephenDrew72 | Stephen Drew
Stephen Drew has an unrivalled passion for teaching and developing the next generation. Not afraid to vocalise his opinion on the state of education, he provides an honest look into the world of teaching. To be successful in the industry you have to have passion and Stephen Drew has it by the tonne.
How far does this go @Ofstednews?
– should I avoid asking my y11 tutees how their exams are going?
– if an inspector sees a teacher asking a student how they are, will the school be downgraded?
Ms Spielman’s comments are ignorant and shame you. https://t.co/354nzCw6ut
— Stephen Drew (@StephenDrew72) May 15, 2019
@teachergoals | #teachergoals
Last and by no means least we end with another hilarious account which posts everything funny, frustrating and fantastic about being a teacher. After a stressful day, #teachergoals reminds you about the lighter side of school life and shows you: you’re not going through it alone.
Teaching is tough. You are tougher. You and your kids deserve your best. #HackingSchoolDiscipline pic.twitter.com/EueCLVUWm7
— #teachergoals ? (@teachergoals) April 30, 2019