Twitter is an invaluable professional development tool for new teachers, enabling them to quickly source and model best practices from teaching veterans, researchers and industry leaders. With more than 260 million users worldwide, it may be difficult to discern which users you should follow.
We received many great recommendations for "follow-worthy" users from new teachers enrolled in the Rutgers Alternate Route Teacher Program. Whether you're new to Twitter or you've been on the platform for a while, consider strengthening your digital professional learning network by following these leading voices in education.
Mrs. Higgins is a first grade Chinese Immersion Teacher who frequently posts photos and videos of interactive class activities, and shares classroom tools.
— Mrs. Higgins (@WSEhiggins1) September 19, 2018
Utilizing @Seesaw during our Reader’s Workshop Station time to review short a word families! Students enjoy being able to record their work and as a teacher it allows me to see and hear their thinking as they work! pic.twitter.com/8zpmuumHO3
— Mrs. Higgins (@WSEhiggins1) September 13, 2018
Ms. Napolitano is a first grade teacher who uses Twitter to document her classroom and engage parents, frequently posting photos and videos of interactive class activities. She also shares classroom tools.
— Ms. Napolitano (@MsNapolitanoBW) April 24, 2018
Jill is a global education and project based learning consultant who uses Twitter to share PBL strategies and resources.
Developing balanced #literacy program in K-8 projects using the “Stages of Finding a Solution” from the book Developing Natural Curiosity through #PBL. #pblchat @HQPBL #designk12 @Proj_ARC pic.twitter.com/KbTfcvNRTL
— Jill IBPBL (@IBPBLJill) September 6, 2018
Kayla Delzer is a teacher leader turned TEDx speaker and workshop leader who shares inspiring tips and resources on how to empower students inside and outside of the classroom.
As we embark on a shiny new school year full of possibilities, let’s all remember this mission. Meaningful relationships are the heart of the classroom and the foundation of a successful year. Let’s make sure all kids feel VALUED, LOVED, WORTHY, and RESPECTED. ???? pic.twitter.com/xEvHNDFhmT
— Kayla Delzer (@TopDogTeaching) August 15, 2018
What if we all did this each day? Inside and outside of our schools. Join me. pic.twitter.com/r0D0Wsv74a
— Kayla Delzer (@TopDogTeaching) September 3, 2018
Jennifer Gonzalez is a teaching veteran with a background in M.S. language arts who uses Twitter to share tools, resources and guides that can enhance the effectiveness of teachers.
— Jennifer Gonzalez (@cultofpedagogy) October 22, 2017
— Jennifer Gonzalez (@cultofpedagogy) September 25, 2018
Debbi Lisack is an elementary school leader who uses Twitter to document her teaching journey and share practical tips on student engagement, classroom planning and more.
Just started this book! Wow! Written in verse. Theme of family and mutual love, compassion and emotional support of people in one’s life. Jackie is African American growing up in the 1960s. @JackieWoodson pic.twitter.com/Gaw0bXudYO
— Debbi Lisack (@deblisack) September 24, 2018
We love reading at Golden Hill!!! Monthly Read Aloud ~ Exclamation Mark by Amy Krause Rosenthal. pic.twitter.com/VbYdyFNpB8
— Debbi Lisack (@deblisack) September 19, 2018
#GoldenHill. Just finished reading Dolphins in Trees by Aaron Polansky @aaronpolansky What a magnificent read! Beautiful message on friendship and relationships. Can’t wait to share with students! pic.twitter.com/YTe0J6TTfh
— Debbi Lisack (@deblisack) July 26, 2018
EOI Teacher is an ESL teacher who uses Twitter to share conversational rules and grammar that commonly confuse native Spanish speakers studying English.
✔To see someone off
》If someone is leaving on a trip and you go with them to the airport, station... etc, to say goodbye to them, you see them off.
— EOI Teacher (@Herminio_EOI) September 25, 2018
✖My job is bored
✔My job is boring
》If something is boring, interesting, tiring... etc, you are bored, interested or tired.
▪It was amazing
▪He was amazed
— EOI Teacher (@Herminio_EOI) September 23, 2018