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Teachers to follow on Twitter

May 16, 2016

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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.

@cherrylkd
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

@daisychristo
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.

@dajbelshaw
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.

@Dannynic
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 

@debrakidd
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.

@girlinterruptin
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 

@HuntingEnglish
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. 

@jillberry102
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

@johntomsett
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 

@LearningSpy
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.

@miss_mcinerney
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. 

@nancygedge
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.

@ShellTerrell
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. 

@Tombennett71
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

@TeacherToolkit
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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