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Teachers to follow on Twitter

May 16, 2016


There are hundreds of teachers and educators on Twitter – making a storm online and gathering thousands of followers. Here, we look at some of the most popular teachers on Twitter in the UK.

Cherryl is an assistant head teacher and describers herself on Twitter as: Assistant Head, SLE, CPD Lead, ITT NQT Mentor, Assessment Lead, at an Outstanding Special School, Blackpool. MA in Inclusion/SEN.
She has nearly 10,000 followers

Run by Daisy Christodoulou. Her Twitter profile describes her as: Head of Assessment at Ark Schools, West Ham fan, cricket fan. Author of Seven Myths about Education.
She has over 7500 followers.

Run by Doug Belshaw who describes himself as Open Educational Thinkerer: consultant, speaker, author. Founding member of @weareopencoop.
He has just over 13,000 followers.

Run by Danny Nicholson who describes himself as a: Educator, Science & ICT Consultant, SCITT PGCE Science lecturer, author and interactive whiteboard trainer. Craft Beer seller. Sceptic, gamer and geek.
He has just over 11,000 followers 

Debra is a teacher and teacher-trainer and also runs a successful blog. Her Twitter profile describes her as: Teacher, Doctor, Trainer, ITL Associate, RSA Associate, ISTA Associate and author of Teaching.
She has over 10,000 followers.

Run by Sylvia McLain who describers herself as:  Run a biophysics research group @ Oxford Uni, teach for St Peter's College, write stuff @OccamT & @guardiansciblog.
She has over 3,000 followers 

This account is run by Alex Quigley, another teacher and author. His Twitter profile describes him as: Director of Learning & Research and English teacher at Huntington School, York. Author of 'The Confident Teacher' - due for release May 2016.
He has over 21,000 followers. 

Jill is an ex-headteacher and researcher and describes herself as ‘a former head, studying for a Professional Doctorate in Education and doing educational consultancy work. Particularly keen to help new and aspiring heads’.
She has over 10,000 followers

John is another blogger and teacher, based in York his Twitter profile describes him as: Headteacher at Huntington School in York, England. Co-founder of the Headteachers' Roundtable think-tank.
He has over 21,000 followers 

Run by David Didau, a passionate and successful blogger he is also the author of What is everything you knew about education was wrong?
He has over 32,000 followers.

Run by Laura McInerny who describes herself as: Editor of @SchoolsWeek. Guardian columnist. FOI Warrior. Once a teacher, always a teacher.
She has over 31,000 followers. 

This account is run by Nancy Gedge whose Twitter profile lists her as: mother, writer, teacher, #downsyndrome #sen #education #motherhood @TES blogger of the year. Writing for @TES @teachprimary @BloomsburyEd
She has over 4,000 followers.

Shelly Sanchez is a teacher trainer and international speaker. Her Twitter profile describes her as:  30 Goals Challenge author #30goalsEDU, NAPW Woman of the Yr, Founder@EdSpeakersCo & #Edchat, #RoscothePug's mom, #elearning, Global Speaker.
She has over 71,000 followers. 

Originally from Glasgow, Tom Bennett is a teacher, author and TES writer. He describes himself as: A teacher who writes.
He has nearly 30,000 followers

Ross Morrison McGill is an award-winning deputy headteacher and blogger. His Twitter account describes him as Most Followed Teacher on Twitter and Influential Blog on Education in UK; Top-100 #EdTech Brands in Education Worldwide; Most Influential People in Britain 2015.
He has 133,000 followers. 

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