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16 educators new teachers should follow on Twitter

By Laura Devaney, Managing Editor, @eSN_Laura
October 14th, 2014

During Connected Educator Month, do just that—connect with teachers on Twitter

teacher-twitterIt’s no secret that new teachers need lots of support, and these days, teachers often find support online and through social media. In fact, following just a few inspirational educators on Twitter can help new teachers start their classroom careers off on the right foot.

Data shows that many teachers leave the profession within their first three years of teaching, and most cite a lack of support, lack of mentoring, and feeling isolated as their top reasons for leaving.

Using professional learning networks (PLNs), educators have at their fingertips a vast array of resources, including fellow educators willing to mentor new teachers. Building a strong PLN and remaining active prompts new teachers to find the support they need to be successful.

During an edWeb webinar as part of Connected Educator Month, veteran educator and new teacher coach Shannon Holden shared 16 educators for new teachers to follow on Twitter.

(Next page: Who should new teachers follow on Twitter, and how should they build a PLN?)