Looking for fresh ideas to inspire your students?

Twitter is a virtual soapbox for educators to share their wisdom. We’ve pulled together five “movers and shakers”. Their Twitter feeds keep you connected to the current happenings of the education world. The ideas aren't just for professional educators – parents can stay in the loop by hitting the 'follow' button.

Here are five thought-leading educators that are worth your Retweet.

1. Zeina Chalich

STEAM expert Zeina Chalich’s Twitter feed makes for powerful reading. Education innovations are the key focus. A self-titled “disruptor”, she is keen to move forward with systemic change to digital pedagogy. Her passion for education is clear and her Tweets bring light to issues affecting educators and learners.

Chalich is an author at, so she shares timely updates to education using the #aussieED tag. With experience in both primary and university education, her Tweets reach educators across the board.


“Creative Habits of Einstein, Picasso and Mozart” by @Alltopstartups #aussieED #makerEDau #creativity

— Zeina Chalich (@ZeinaChalich) March 14, 2017

2. Greg Whitby

Greg Whitby is the Executive Director of Schools in the Catholic Diocese of Parramatta, which makes his feed great to follow for Australian educators. Whitby’s Twitter feed often features posts about the impact of technology on learning. He also comments on changes to Australian education that are making a difference to learners.

For k-12 educators and parents of young learners, Whitby’s Twitter feed is practically indispensable.


Using storytelling to promote innovation & drive new ways of thinking. @anne_vize @EducationHQ_NZ

— Greg Whitby (@gregwhitby) March 9, 2017

3. Linda J. Graham

Linda J. Graham is an advocate for inclusive education. An Associate Professor in Education at the Queensland University of Technology, she features links to blogs that discuss student behaviour in schools. If you want to hear about a range of approaches to engaging students, don’t miss Dr Graham’s Tweets.

The key focus is the importance of a sense of belonging for learners – essential reading for educators and parents of learners alike. She also Retweets from a strong group of fellow experts on inclusion and stopping bullying


Might be time 2 bust this 1 out again? @peter_goss @Birmo #zerotolerance
Help disruptive students don't suspend them

— Linda J. Graham (@drlindagraham) March 18, 2017

4. Sir Ken Robinson


An amazing presenter, a recipient of six honorary degrees, and the most watched TED speaker in history! Sir Ken Robinson’s Twitter feed shares ideas on encouraging creativity and curiosity in students. Sir Robinson also demonstrates a deep respect for the arts in a rapidly advancing world.

This might balance out your feed if you have a lot of STEM articles.


Very well said @ProfBrianCox Don't use children as 'measurement probes' to test schools @tes

— Sir Ken Robinson (@SirKenRobinson) April 4, 2017

5. Steven W. Anderson

How’s your connected classroom coming?

If you need help taking it into the future, follow Steven W. Anderson. This “Twitterer of the Year” is nearing his 100,000th Tweet, so you’ll find a lot of inspiration to draw on. His (153k) followers hear about the 2.0 connected classroom, where technology and education go hand in hand.

Anderson shares a great range of innovations in education. It’s a great account to follow for educators who want to keep their finger on the pulse.


Librarian Approved: 30 Ed-Tech Apps to Inspire Creativity and Creation: #edchat #edtech

— Steven W. Anderson (@web20classroom) March 23, 2017

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