Today I wanted to talk about the benefits of Twitter in a professional sense. I have had a professional Twitter account for a few years now, but in the past year I have truly used it as a tool to grow as an educator.
A lot of people look at me funny when I tell them about my Twitter account being a professional development tool because it is generally used as a social media outlet for personal communications and friends sharing friends posts.
My Twitter was slow and i never looked at it much until one day I followed a couple of my professors from the University of Regina's faculty of education. I started reading their retweets and comments and following the people they were following and soon I was following hundreds of educators from around the world. There are new posts daily that are focused on the progression of education, current events, controversial topics around education, tips and tricks for your classroom and so much more! There are endless resources being shared and amazing conversations going on that push me to think deeper and question my own teaching strategies.
I also love using Twitter as a space to ask questions because so many people/educators will respond with their knowledge and experience that I do not yet have. This is such an amazing thing to have as a new teacher! The community of educators on Twitter is incredible and so helpful.
If you are looking for some awesome people to follow, you are welcome to go to my page and check out who I follow! I currently follow 702 accounts, which are mainly educators and Education related accounts.