Top 10 Education Influencers to Follow on Twitter

Ross Morrison McGill

Twitter: @TeacherToolkit
Followers: 210k

With a degree of B.Ed. in Design Technology with QTS from University of Arts, London, Ross McGill
gained his degree of masters in Design Studies from Central St. Martins College belonging to the same University. Being the most followed educator on social media in the U.K., Ross’s profile also includes being a national contributor within a rapidly growing community of educational contributor.

McGill has been a frequent speaker at national conferences across Europe, received a National award and was also nominated for ‘Teacher of the Year in a Secondary School in London, 2004’. A PGCE tutor, Ross can always be found either teaching, reading, writing or tweeting!

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Steven W. Anderson

Twitter: @web20classroom
Followers: 165k

A presenter and noted speaker at various conferences across the globe, Steven is an author, educator and an evangelist as well. A highly sought-after professional in educational technology integration sector, he never fails to deliver his expertise in classrooms towards the betterment of education through technology.

Twitterer of The Year Award, a “Top 50 Educational Innovators” award, a Microsoft Heros of Education award, etc. are some of the awards he has been honored with amongst numerous others.

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Kasey Bell

Twitter: @ShakeUpLearning
Followers: 63.4k

An award-winning blogger and social media influencer in the education industry, Kasey Bell is an innovator inspiring educators in transforming teaching. A keynote speaker at various events, Kasey has been influencing teaching with original, timely and innovative ideas for student choice, differentiation, and technology integration.
Apart from being the Co-host of The Google Teacher Tribe Podcast, she is also a Google certified trainer & innovator, and a known female influencer in EdTech.

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Amy Mascott

Twitter: @teachmama
Followers: 40.3k

The creator of, Amy Kilpatrick Mascott is a reading specialist, writer, literacy consultant, influencer and a speaker as well. She is a former high school English teacher and shares her expertise at local and national events.

Amy Mascott has worked with dozens of top brands over the last seven years and has brought about awareness, information, and change in the style of teaching through her social media reach.

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Jessica Lahey

Twitter: @jesslahey
Followers: 39.5k

An author of the New York Times bestselling book, The Gift of Failure: How the Best Parents Learn to Let Go So Their Children Can Succeed, Jessica Lahey is a teacher, writer, and a mother as well. Jessica earned her degree of B.A. in Comparative Literature from the University of Massachusetts and a J.D. with a concentration in juvenile and education law from the University of North Carolina School of Law.

Jessica has also featured in various interviews by several media houses. She is also a member of the Amazon Studios Thought Leader Board.

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Deborah Stewart

Twitter: @Teach_Preschool
Followers: 32.4k

Passionate about learning through play, Deborah holds an associate degree and a master degree in Early Childhood Education. Deborah has been a speaker at national and international conferences held across the USA. Deborah has influenced early childhood education by donning various roles ranging from School Director to Musical Director.

Apart from being a known personality on Twitter, Deborah’s blog also reaches over 1.4 million followers on Facebook and over 100,000 followers on Instagram.

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Melissa Taylor

Twitter: @ImaginationSoup
Followers: 30.8k

With an M.A. in Education, Melissa Taylor is a former literacy trainer with PEBC, a freelance education blogger/writer, a children’s book expert and a passionate advocate for literacy and high-quality education. Owner of the Imagination Soup, she is focused towards making learning interactive for kids.

Melissa has quite a lot of achievements to her name, with PBS Kids VIP Blogger 2012 – 2014, Cybils Panelist for Early Readers, 2014, Cybils Panelist for iPad Books, 2011, etc. are some of them.

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Joyce Valenza

Twitter: @joycevalenza
Followers: 31k

A B.A. in English, MLS in Academic Library Specialty, MLS in School Library Specialty, Ph.D. in the University of North Texas are amongst the academic achievements of Joyce Valenza speaking volumes of her abilities. As a faculty of Rutgers University, she prepares future librarians to lead cultures of literacy and engage communities.

Joyce is also a public speaker globally and shares her expertise on the smart use of technology in learning. Apart from this, she is also active in AASL, ALA, ALISE, and ISTE.

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Jim Burke

Twitter: @englishcomp
Followers: 25.9k

Jim Burke is a teacher of Senior English at Burlingame High School who everyday discovers a new way of learning. He always strives towards preparing seniors in identifying the problem that they would want to spend their life-solving.

Jim has been inspiring students for a long time now through his words and pledges to help his students discover the purpose of their life.

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Allison McDonald

Followers: 20.8k

Owner of the website ‘No Time For Flash Cards’, Allison McDonald is a mother, teacher, an author, and a runner. She has been influencing early childhood learning through her expertise in early education thoughts, hands-on activities, and arts & crafts.

Her venture even provides help to teachers through their resources like art supplies, childcare checklist, etc. Allison McDonald and No Time For Flash Cards have featured in several podcasts and media releases as well.

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Over the years, these influencers have developed an ability in people across the globe to leverage technology and new ideas to achieve betterment in education. Their words and thoughts have taught this world a lot and have formed a knowledge base for others to draw examples from.

Do you want to gain expertise in the education domain too? If yes, go follow these people quickly, or contact an expert at Leverage Edu!


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