5 Education Twitter Accounts Trending With Alternate Route Teachers

Many teachers looking to stay current with industry trends and access teaching resources often turn to Twitter, a preferred social media platform for educators worldwide. Twitter helps teachers share resources, address classroom challenges, debate education policy and more. That’s why we couldn't keep Twitter's benefits from new teachers.

To jumpstart their experience using Twitter to connect with education experts, candidates training with Rutgers Alternate Route sought out Twitter influencers whose tweeted topics and contributions distinguished them as education thought leaders. The Twitter accounts below are among the most popular with new teachers in our program. Read their picks and then share your favorites in the comments!



Edublog is a blog platform specially created for students and teachers. They frequently share resources on how blogs and other web tools enhance student learning and digital literacy.

Follow Edublog on Twitter



EdWeek Teacher is a division of EdWeek containing news stories, job openings and analyses on the teaching profession.

Follow EdWeekTeacher on Twitter


Lee Watanabe-Crockett

Lee Watanabe-Crockett is a keynote speaker, author, and founder of Wabisabi, a virtual classroom tool. He frequently shares digital resources and think pieces on personalized learning, digital citizenship and other pressing topics.

Follow Lee on Twitter



SEL4MA is a division of the Social-Emotional Learning Alliance based in Massachusetts. They share SEL approaches and data that can be used to inform teaching strategies.

Follow SEL4MA on Twitter



MindShift is a podcast on education that shares thought-provoking research, teaching styles, and trends in education.

Follow Mindshift on Twitter

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Heather Ngoma

Heather Ngoma has over 20 years experience collaborating with educators across New Jersey to drive education innovation. She currently serves as the Director of Rutgers University's Alternate Route Teacher Training Program at the Center for Effective School Practices, a program which helps career changers, recent college graduates and other aspiring education professionals become licensed teachers in New Jersey. Follow her on Twitter @heatherngoma.