What Should Educators Tweet About?


The first version of this post was published on mrkempnz.com

As an educator that is addicted to using social media for professional learning, I wish I’d had a list of things to tweet about when I first started out on this journey.

So, in an effort to help those Educators on Twitter, here is my list of 9 things that educators should tweet about:

  1. Be yourself and show people that you are real! Tweet about what inspires you and what happens in your day to day life as an educator
  2. Sharing images — people love to see what your classroom, school, project, activity etc. looks like so they can get inspiration
  3. Share links to articles that you write or articles that you have read. Nearly every educator I know loves a good nighttime read
  4. Quotes and thoughts related to education (always remember to link to the author)
  5. Ask questions and give answers — tweet responses directly to people and ask questions if you are unsure
  6. Get involved in Twitter Chats — tweet your answers to questions and your thoughts to other educators tweets
  7. Support other educators by giving a ‘favourite’ or a ‘retweet’ to their posts. This shows that you appreciate and enjoy what they have tweeted
  8. Be positive — tell people how much you love their work, demonstrate positivity in everything you tweet. You can still be constructive and be passionate but always be respectful — like we tell our students “If you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say it!”
  9. Suggest other educators to follow — you can do this at any stage but I like to make use of #FF (Follow Friday) where people share their favourite connections

I hope this list goes some way towards helping other educators get involved in Twitter. It has changed my life as an educator and as a leader and I hope that you get involved and utilise the power of a PLN.
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Disclaimer: Ideas and opinions in the blog posts are the work of the author and do not necessarily reflect the ideas or beliefs of 21CLI.

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