20 Twitter Hashtags Every Teacher Should Know About

Twitter chats are such a great way to stay connected and informed in your professional circle, and education is no exception. Through education chats, you can find out about new methods for teaching, tech resources, even jobs for teachers. Most chats are held weekly, and offer an opportunity to have a regularly scheduled conversation with like-minded educators.

Check out our collection to find a wealth of Twitter chats that are great for all kinds of educators.

General

These Twitter chats cover anything and everything in education, and represent a great jumping off point for those just getting started in Twitter education chats.

  1. #edchat – Talk to a variety of educators around the world through #edchat, Tuesdays at noon and 7 p.m. EST.
  2. #lrnchatEvery Thursday night from 8:30-10 p.m. EST, you can connect with other educators and discuss learning.
  3. #edbkchat – On Wednesdays at 4 p.m. EST, you can discuss educational books and topics in learning and pedagogy.
  4. #spnchat – Find out about successful practices in education and education reform through #spnchat Tuesdays at 9 p.m..
  5. #ptchat – Wednesdays at 9 p.m. EST, parents and educators around the world can open the lines of communication on #ptchat.
  6. #urbaned – This Twitter chat for educators discusses topics relevant to urban education and beyond, every first and third Sunday of the month at 9 p.m. EST.
  7. #teachchat – Connect with other teachers and find out what they’re doing in their classrooms on #teachchat Wednesdays at 9 p.m. EST.
  8. #teaching2030 – Discuss big picture education issues, strategies, and reform through the #teaching2030 chat, every third Thursday at 8:30 p.m..
  9. #smedu – Wednesdays at noon and 9 p.m. EST social media professionals, students, educators, and more can discuss using social media in education in this chat.
  10. #ntchat – New teachers can learn more about their profession with ideas, collaboration, and more for getting starting through #ntchat on Wednesdays at 8 p.m. EST.
  11. #educoach – Wednesdays at 10 p.m. EST, you can find instructional coaching for improving education.
  12. #gtchat – Fridays at noon and 7 p.m. EST, gifted and talented educators, administrators, parents, and students can discuss new developments in developing gifted and talented programs around the world.
  13. #spedchat – Follow this weekly discussion on issues for students and teachers in special education Tuesdays at 8:30 p.m. EST.

Administration and Behavior

Check out these Twitter chats to get connected and discuss topics concerning school administrators.

  1. #AcAdv – Tuesdays from 8-9 p.m. EST, you can talk to academic advisors and other colleagues about advising.
  2. #SAChat – Discuss student affairs with other professionals in the industry Thursdays from 12-1 p.m. CST and 6-7 p.m. CST.
  3. #isedchatTalk about independent schools Thursdays at 9 p.m. on #isedchat.
  4. #CUAD – At 2 p.m. on Tuesdays, you can discuss college unions and activities with higher education student affairs professionals and educators.
  5. #cpchatConnect with other principals in this always-open chat.

Subject Chats

English teachers, librarians, and other educators in special subjects can check out these chats for great information and resources.

  1. #engchat – At 7 p.m. each Monday, you can come together with other English teachers to discuss improving English instruction.
  2. #DUedchat – Chat with educators Down Under in this chat each Thursday 9 p.m. New Zealand time.

24 Comments

  1. judieh

    January 31, 2012 at 6:17 pm

    There is also #ELLCHAT which meets every Monday night at 9:00 PM EST. This is for bilingual, ESL and classroom teachers of English language learners.

  2. GTConsultant

    January 31, 2012 at 9:56 pm

    The 12. #gtchat is currently suspended since Deborah has changed jobs.

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  4. SarahebKaiser

    February 1, 2012 at 8:21 pm

    #atplc is another chat that meets Thursdays 9-10pm EST. Stands for “all things PLC,” focused on all topics related to professional learning communities! And run through @SolutionTree and the website AllThingsPLC.info.

  5. kellyannb

    February 21, 2012 at 6:24 pm

    another great one is #popchat @pcclassroom. focused on pop culture integration in the classroom

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  7. ConnectedPD

    February 23, 2012 at 3:17 pm

    Thanks for the list. I’ll add another one – #connectedpd. Our focus is “community-sourced teacher professional development.” You’ll find announcement of upcoming chat and archives of past chats here on our blog: http://connectedpd.posterous.com/pages/events. Connected PD is a project of NROC, the National Repository of Online Courses.

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  11. MrsMorgansClass

    March 3, 2012 at 10:40 pm

    #D5chat for teachers using Daily 5 on Fridays at 7:0 pm CST
    #elemchat for elementary school teachers on Saturdays at 4:00 pm CST

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  24. Kimberley Rivett

    June 17, 2012 at 4:42 am

    Don’t forget about some of the awesome global chats for educators too such as #ukedchat , #pypchat and #globalclassroom