30 terrific edu-tweeters you should follow

James Cain

With a background in the dark side (journalism), James Cain joined Innovate My School as editor in January 2014. Since then, he has worked with educators far and wide to source great content for the teaching community. James is a film and music fanatic, also enjoying books, games and a good pair of Doc Martens. From the Chester-based offices of IMS, James is able to collaborate with / annoy enthusiastic teachers who are keen to share advice, resources and stories with their peers.

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Given the popularity of our previous Twitter lists, the social media platform is clearly a great way for educators to connect. Be it between Slough and Glasgow, or Anaheim and Manila, Twitter lets teachers talk about work, life and everything in real-time. Resources, tips and support are constantly up for grabs, so following the right people is imperative. Here are 30 people we’d recommend adding to your list.

Note: this is by no means a ‘best-of’, and the order is random.

1. @DavidMcQueen - David McQueen is an educator of seemingly-unlimited inspiration. His feed provides laughs, fist-pumps and great ideas.

2. @vicgoddard - Known by many as the star of Educating Essex, author Vic Goddard is principal at Passmores Academy and works with Independent Thinking.

3. @buffyjhamilton - Buffy J. Hamilton’s duel role as teacher/librarian sees her tweeting great ideas on literacy, teaching challenges, testing and more.

4. @feedtheteacher - EFL teacher Giselle Santos is a Google certified innovator. She tweets in both English and Portuguese, offering edu-aid to a staggering amount of teachers.

5. @PaulGarvey4 - Paul Garvey’s hugely positive Twitter feed is a great example of why teachers survive through thick and thin. Ideas, collaboration and smilies abound.

6. @jillberry102 - A real leader in the UK education sector, Jill Berry is a consultant, former head and a supporter of WomenEd. Her speciality is SLT.


7. @heyjudeonline - “Educator, learner, blogger, librarian, and technology girl playing in higher education” - the prolific Judy O'Connell’s bio says it all.

8. @aleshabishop - San Francisco is the home to a lot of amazing innovation, so Alesha Bishop must fit right in. Her tweets are a marriage of education tips and good humour - Richard Hendricks meets Erlich Bachman.


9. @ICTEvangelist - We tend to get in trouble with our readers for leaving Mark Anderson out of these lists. Edtech expert, uber-consultant and IMS Advisory Board member (no bias…), he might just be the leading voice in the UK’s education community - sorry, Ms Morgan.

10. @alicekeeler - Alice Keeler knows a lot about a lot, but her speciality is Google’s place in teaching and learning. She even wrote a book about it: 50 Things You Can Do With Google Classroom.

11. @j_allen - A frequent voice on #nebedchat, Josh Allen is a good follow if you want to know about edtech and digital resources to help with pupil engagement.

12. @cjabracher - Supercool Primary teacher Claire Bracher’s feed is a great way to find out about collaboration, meet-ups, discussion and T&L throughout the UK.


13. @sjunkins - If you want insight via highly-sharable memes, Sean Junkins is your man. An instructional coach, he’s an aficionado on both Apple and Google for education.

14. @bashaierk - Bashaer Kilani is a global education consultant focusing on the likes of elearning, leadership, computing and pedagogy. She frequently takes part in #edchatMENA.

15. @MichaelT1979 - Primary deputy Michael Tidd is a politically-savvy TES columnist committed to sticking up for, and thoroughly championing, his peers at every turn.

16. @Miss_Snuffy - A tremendously sunny voice in the British education scene, Katharine Birbalsingh is particularly passionate about “justice for the poor, freedom from the state, truth on race”.

17. @MissKingsley85 - As of writing, Amy Kingsley is still undefeated as the author of our most popular article. Indeed, her articles always go down a glittery storm.


18. @timbuckteeth - Steve Wheeler is an author, teacher, speaker and ‘edu-punk’. He presents to and works with teachers around the world for pedagogic success.

19. @TechAngieAriza - TED-Ed Club facilitator Angie Ariza has a passion for creativity in the classroom, and is excited to see how pupils can use edtech to this effect.

20. @tombennett71 - Chair of the DfE’s Behaviour group, Tom Bennett offers tweeting teachers a mix of education news, classroom ideas and wry humour.


21. @tucksoon - Kwan Tuck Soon’s role as senior educational technology officer in Singapore’s Ministry of Education allows him to tweet about a variety of classroom matters.

22. @pivotalpaul - A behaviour specialist, Paul Dix wealth of knowledge helps him to juggle the roles of Pivotal Education CEO, podcaster and speaker.

23. @TheHeadsOffice - Retired headteacher Julia Skinner travels the land spreading inspiration to teachers and school leaders. She founded the 100 Word Challenge.

24. @ICT_MrP - Want a steady stream of teaching resources? Make sure you’re following Lee Parkinson. He creates them frequently, alongside his training sessions and Primary teaching.


25.@8Amber8 - Texan Elementary principal Amber Teamann has a particular interest in technology integration. She blogs via Love, Learn, Lead.

26. @misskyritsis - Eleni Kyritsis is a master-collaborator with a penchant for fun-driven learning. An IB PYP teacher, she hosts TeachTechPlay and created the Genius Hour Fair.

27. @nataliehscott - Not just a great teacher in the UK, Natalie Scott is involved with a philanthropic effort to bring first-rate education to the French refugee populace. You can read more at nataliehscott.wordpress.com.


28. @lynhilt - Lyn Hilt is an Elementary education instructional tech integrator and coach, boasting knowledge from a career as a K-6 principal. Her feed produces top reads often.

29. @PhilBeadle - How to Teach Literacy and Rules for Mavericks author Phil Beadle is a terrific go-to for all things literacy, SPAG, behaviour management and teacher humour.

30. @VipulaSharma1 - Vipula Sharma doesn’t just put her own great (and often EAL-oriented) ideas out to tweeters; she’s also passionate about sharing inspiration wherever possible.

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