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Cooped up inside a classroom, the only adult in sight, teaching can feel a bit like you’re on an island. It doesn’t have to be that way — get clicking! Today more than ever, it’s never been easier to double-tap your way to some truly fantastic inspiration, leadership, and camaraderie through social

Jan 24, 2018

Cooped up inside a classroom, the only adult in sight, teaching can feel a bit like you’re on an island. It doesn’t have to be that way — get clicking!


Today more than ever, it’s never been easier to double-tap your way to some truly fantastic inspiration, leadership, and camaraderie through social media.

We’re here to get you started with a wide variety of local and national educators on Twitter and Instagram — but our list is far from complete. Use these picks as diving boards into an ocean of new perspectives, resources, hope, and friendship.

Twitter

Locals Only

David Garcia
Arizona native, public school parent, army vet, education policy professor, and Democratic candidate for governor

Kathy Wiebke
Arizona’s first National Board Certified Teacher (and the Executive Director of the Arizona K12 Center herself!)

Dina Brulles
Director of Gifted Education for the Paradise Valley Unified School District

Kristie Martorelli
2012 Arizona Teacher of the Year and Expect More AZ Public Engagement Taskforce

Jess Ledbetter
NBCT and special education preschool teacher in a Title I school

Angelina Cook
Brand new kindergarten teacher

David Schapira
Public education advocate and candidate for Arizona Public School Superintendent

Cori Araza
Director of K12 STEM Outreach at Grand Canyon University

Jenny Lee
University of Arizona Educational Policy Studies and Practice Professor and recipient of the Excellence in Global Education Award

The Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College
The official account of Arizona State University’s teaching college

Michelle Doherty
First grade dual-language teacher, 2017 Arizona Teacher of the Year, education consultant and inner-city educator

Marisol Garcia
Middle school social studies educator and Arizona Education Association Vice President

National Leaders

Dena Simmons
She had us at her bio: “Activist, educator, diversity trainer, TED talker, researcher on bullying with the goal of making schools more equitable and safer”

John White
Former Deputy Assistant Secretary for Rural Outreach at the United States Department of Education, he’ll keep you in the loop for news and resources for rural America

Tom Loud
High school dropout who circled back to become the teacher he never had. (Be sure to catch our upcoming feature on this activist!)

Vicki Davis
Blogger, published author, and producer of the 10-Minute Teacher Show podcast

Dan Brown
NBCT, published author, consultant, and edu-advocate

Mandy Froehlich
Director of Innovation and Technology, consultant, keynote speaker, and Google for Education Certified Trainer

Instagram

Locals Only

Arizona K12 Center
Improving teaching and learning in schools through high-quality professional development and teacher leadership

Josh Meibos
Phoenix physical education teacher and 2018 Arizona Teacher of the Year

Debbie Crockett
Teacher-author and blogger extraordinaire

Educators Rising AZ
Our state chapter of this national network of inspired, rising educators — starting in high school

Lisa Gilliland
Second-grade teacher, resource wizard and Sun Devil for life

Tucson Unified School District’s New Teacher Mentors
This feed reminds us of our beginnings and encourage us toward growth

Arizona Education Association
Advocates for Arizona students, staff and teachers

National Leaders

@worldlangcafe
French and Spanish resources from teacherpreuner Holly Lamovsky — a must add

@elaclassroom
Lauralee Moss is addicted to coffee and books, posts refreshingly real classroom photos, and hands out freebies (we only wish we’d found her sooner!)

@nittygrittyscience
Dr. Erica Colon shares STEAM activities, awesome links and lol-worthy memes for science nerds

@learninginhand
Tony Vincent advocates friendly tech for teachers … sign us up!

@themindfuleducator
Resources for special education and mindful practices for teacher and student wellness

@createdforlearning
Married teacher couple Jonathan and Lisa offer sanity-saving tips and real talk backed by double the experience

@mathgiraffe
Brigid is “teaching math with creativity and the perfect mix of inquiry, fun and rigor” — and we’re following her all the way

@mrsspanglerinthemiddle
Middle school ELA and inclusion teacher Lisa Spangler dishes up wisdom and inspo

@edutopia
Inspiration and information about what works in education

@teachertroubles
This hilarious account boasts “confessions from a Type B teacher” and will have you literally lol-ing

What are you waiting for? Use our list as a gateway to a world of connectivity that is waiting for you to join in the fun. Follow that teacher! And that one, and that one, and that one…

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