50 Teachers to Follow on TikTok and Instagram

Let’s face it: Some teachers have more social media game than all their students combined. Whether they’re showing off their classroom-turned-escape-room, “the floor is lava” drills, or just some sick dance moves, these teachers know how to keep the classroom fun as well as educational.

Check out some of our favorite elementary, secondary, and special area teachers and admins to follow on Instagram and TikTok.

Early Childhood and Elementary School Teachers

Ms. Tawny, @ms.tawny_ on Instagram

Early childhood educator who has a passion for teaching the children of the future. Doesn’t that description say it all?

Josh Monroe, @mrmonroeandnala on TikTok

Fifth grade teacher who helps his kids grow academically and socially. With his trusty canine helper at his side, Mr. Monroe proves that kindness can be taught.

@mrmonroeandnala

Last chance to make sure each kid feels loved ##teachersoftiktok ##foryou ##summer ##classof2021

♬ Inspirational song – Meditation Songs

Desiree Brown, @with_love_teaching on Instagram

Kindergarten teacher who makes an impact by showing empathy, love, and compassion. Every. Single. Day. These SEL skills are so crucial.

Amy Perry, @perry_teaching_kinders on TikTok

Kindergarten teacher who gives honest reenactments of elementary hijinks. For the early education teachers out there, this will hit your empathy button.

@perry_teaching_kinders

Not the one you blink with!!!! ##kindergarten ##kindergartenteacher ##teachersoftiktok ##kidssay ##cutekid

♬ Into The Thick Of It! – The Backyardigans

Ms. Tran, @planwithmstran on Instagram

First grade teacher from California who is fully dedicated to her students, even from a distance. COVID was hard on everybody, but Ms. Tran helped see us through.

Cass, @teachingwithcass on Instagram

First grade teacher who operates a classroom that’s nothing short of a craft-filled wonderland.

Heidi, @learningwithheidi on TikTok

First and second grade teacher who gives great advice on teaching reading. It’s not only about the skill of comprehension; it’s about appreciation of the material.

@learningwithheidi

Reply to @raquellakel ##literacy ##scienceofreading ##LearnOnTikTok ##TikTokPartner ##tiktokteacher ##tiktokmom

♬ chicken tikka – han

Miss T, @teachingwiththy on Instagram

Second grade teacher who knows her way around elementary pedagogy. Don’t miss these strategies.

Kate, @okay_laurel on TikTok

Second grade teacher with wonderful classroom content and bonus dog videos. Who isn’t a sucker for a good dog video?

@okay_laurel

Don’t worry, Ryder got several treats for his hard work! ##fyp ##foryou ##aussie ##australianshepherd

♬ YALL ARENT ORIGINAL AND ITS SAD STOP COPYING ME – Tik Toker

Pam, @pam_a_cake on TikTok

Third grade teacher who’s seen a thing or two. We especially love the school lunch videos!

@pam_a_cake

In case you didn’t catch it, it’s Sarah’s birthday. ##sarah ##school ##schoollife ##classroom ##teachers ##thirdgrade ##thirdgradeteacher ##birthday

♬ original sound – Pam

Amy, @theuniqueclassroom on Instagram

Third grade teacher who spends her days installing a love for reading and imagination That’s what education is all about.

Juan Edgar Gonzalez, @teaching3rdwithmrg on Instagram

Third grade teacher who co-owns and operates a summer camp experience that will allow you to network, learn, and play with other educators!

Danielle Alanna, @hotmessteaching on Instagram

Fourth grade teacher who tells the truth about the realities of teaching. Candor is helpful, isn’t it?

Michelle Emerson, @pocketfulofprimary on Instagram

Fourth grade teacher with a thriving YouTube channel. Check out her strategies for teaching elementary students.

Ms. M, @msmteaches on Instagram

Fourth grade teacher who won the LifeChanger of the Year award. Not to mention, all of her teacher resources are 100% free.

Katie, @teachingontables on TikTok

Fourth grade teacher who embodies the very definition of Pinterest-worthy classroom. We’re not jealous (we keep telling ourselves).

@teachingontables

Hey kids, I’m rooting for you 🤓🌱 ##teachersoftiktok ##planttiktok

♬ Up Beat (Married Life) – Kenyi

Kelsie Mastel, @kelsiemastel on TikTok

Fourth grade teacher who makes delightful content on top of running her Etsy shop side hustle. We don’t know when she has time to sleep.

@kelsiemastel

CAMP READ S’MORE!! I will link this resource for FREE in my bio⛺️ ##teacher ##fyp ##camping ##school ##classroom ##teacherlife ##lastweekofschool ##camp

♬ original sound – Kelsie

Shane Saeed, @thefantasticallyfourth on TikTok

Fourth grade teacher with enough lesson plan ideas to fill ten semesters with fun-filled learning. Wonderful classroom activities, as evidenced below.

@thefantasticallyfourth

Play geometry headbandz to review vocabulary and figures! ##learnontiktok ##mathclass ##tiktokteacher ##teacherlife

♬ Revolution (Instrumental) – Max Farrar

Jessica, @gradingingold on Instagram

Fourth grade teacher who educates her students on matters of social justice. Also don’t miss those organizational skills she shows off on her Instagram.

Sara Plowman, @theheadbandedteacher on Instagram

Elementary teacher who is new to the classroom, but with the way she handles the business of education, you wouldn’t know it.

Mr. Williams, @mrwilliamsprek on TikTok

Pre-K teacher who creates funny, insightful content. Enough said—the video evidence is below.

@mrwilliamsprek

##foryou ##teachersoftiktok ##xyzbca

♬ Addicted – Gucci Mane

Middle and High School Teachers

LaShay Greenwood, @lashaygreenwood on TikTok

Middle school teacher who outwits her most wily students. Look, those kids are funny, but their teacher is hilarious.

@lashaygreenwood

Teaching during covid 😂 ##fyp ##foryou ##viral ##teachersoftiktok ##teacherlife ##teachingduringcovid ##teachingduringapandemic ##tiktokteacher ##nomorecovid

♬ Some Cut (Explicit Version) – Trillville

Emily Writer, @ms.writer13 on TikTok

Middle school teacher who dishes “teacher secrets” that help educators and students alike.

@ms.writer13

Social emotional>soley academic ##teacher ##teach ##teachersoftiktok ##student

♬ original sound – Emily Writer

Noelle Cheney, @noellelovessloths on TikTok

Middle school English teacher who delivers insightful, funny videos. Did we need to mention that she loves sloths? Nah, but that information doesn’t hurt.

@noellelovessloths

Found this in my drafts. Why is this so sweet?? ##teacherlife ##middleschool ##noellelovessloths

♬ original sound – Noelle Cheney

Meghan Mayer, @thecrazycreativeteacher on TikTok

Middle school English teacher with the most enviable classroom on the block. Trust us, that TikTok handle fits her style.

@thecrazycreativeteacher

And you KNOW I’m wearing butterfly clips. ##teachers ##teacherlife ##pepsiapplepiechallenge ##teacher ##blastfromthepast ##1998

♬ original sound – Meghan Mayer

Ms. James, @iamthatenglishteacher on TikTok

Middle school English teacher who got herself an NBCT award. Her TikTok videos show us how she earned it.

@iamthatenglishteacher

##teacher ##Englishteacher ##teachersoftiktok ##middleschoolteacher ##grammarlesson ##grammar ##English ##ACT ##SAT ##affect ##effect ##ESL ##eslteacher ##verbs

♬ original sound – MsJames

Brooke Rogers, @thatnewteacher on TikTok

Middle school English teacher who has helpful tips and tricks for new educators. Yep, there are some killer ideas on this feed.

@thatnewteacher

So I can remember them after graduation. ##graduation2021 ##castaways ##teachertiktoker ##tiktokteacher ##middleschool

♬ Castaways – The Backyardigans

Kevin McClintock, @mr.mctiktok on Instagram

Middle school history teacher who’s not afraid to get silly. You’ll see how a little goofiness helps kiddos learn.

Mrs. Kelly, @the_mrskelly on TikTok

Middle school math teacher with classroom activity videos that make learning fun. Students might not think math is a barrel of monkeys, but Mrs. Kelly will change their thinking.

@the_mrskelly

I love this trick! How is your summer going? ##mathtrick ##mathtricks ##mrskellymath

♬ Backyardigans x Migos x Little Einsteins – Fin Draper Music

Mrs. H, @twinteacher on TikTok

Middle school math teacher who does it all: crafts, math, comedy. Sounds like a winning trifecta, right?

@twinteacher

If teachers held press conferences. ##teachersoftiktok ##tiktokteacher ##teacherlife ##teachercomedy

♬ original sound – The Dumb Dads

Alycia, @math_and_motivation on Instagram

Middle school math teacher who creates fun and engaging resources and mock-ups. Be sure to sign up for her e-mail list.

Miss H, @thatmathteacherr on Instagram

Middle school math teacher who helps her students smile every day. Those dog pictures don’t exactly put a frown on our face, either.

Laura Borger, @mamaborg1 on TikTok

High school English teacher whose students call her Mama Borg, but we’re pretty sure she’s a real-life Miss Frizzle.

@mamaborg1

##thisisfine ##mamaborg ##foryoupage ##2021

♬ original sound – Borger Laura

Ms. Callahan, @funny_math_teacher on TikTok

High school math teacher who shows us how happiness can be taught. If you can teach that skill, you’re an amazing educator.

@funny_math_teacher

Definitely wasn’t any of these… ##teachersoftiktok ##backtoschool ##funnymathteacher 💡: @mrs.frazzled

♬ Pretty young twearkalator – ✨yUh✨

Sam Major, @sam_rae_m on TikTok

High school math teacher who not only educates, but also dances and has a cute dog. What’s not to like about that?

@sam_rae_m

🚨🚨TEACHER RESOURCE 🚨🚨 check out my digital escape rooms on TPT! Link in my bio! ##mathteacher ##classroomactivities ##escaperoom ##fyp ##teachertools

♬ original sound – Sam Major

Adam Crabtree, @high_school_math_teacher on TikTok

High school math teacher who delivers honest, funny, sweet-natured videos.

@high_school_math_teacher

Time to relax! ##fyp ##teachersoftiktok ##tiktokteacher ##schoolhousetok ##teachertok ##summerschool ##summer ##teacherneedsabreak ##needvacation

♬ original sound – CynthiaByrd Kimbrough Mitchell

James, @bondwithjames on Instagram

High school science teacher with certifications in ESL, K-12 principalship, chemistry, and composite science. Those are some seriously impressive teacher merit badges.

Kelsey, @kelseyreavy on Instagram

High school chemistry teacher who helps other educators plan effective curriculum that works. Don’t miss the All Star Planning Podcast!

Trezdon, @ohitstrezdon on TikTok

High school teacher who has taught at both the elementary and upper-grade levels. These TikToks range from hilarious to heartfelt.

@ohitstrezdon

i love all my students equally no matter what ##fyp ##foryou ##pov ##teacher ##teachersoftiktok ##pridemonth

♬ Girls / Girls / Boys – Panic! At The Disco

Admins and Special Area Teachers

Monica Genta, @monicagentaed on Instagram

SEL teacher and TED talker who pulls out all the stops when it comes to helping her students and other teachers thrive.

Cassie Stephens, @cassie_stephenz on Instagram

Elementary school art teacher whose classroom crafts are extraordinary. Be sure to check out her book while you’re at it.

Simone Tucker, @musicwithmisstucker on Instagram

Elementary school music teacher who helps kids blossom into miniature Mozarts. This is what the joy of learning looks like.

Ms. Jenkins, @thechromaticmusicteacher on TikTok

Elementary school music teacher whose colorful videos reveal what creativity in the classroom can do. We use the phrase “colorful videos” quite literally.

@thechromaticmusicteacher

Levitating by Dua Lipa ##levitating ##dualipaofficial ##dualipa ##boomwhackers ##musicteacher ##elementarymusic ##teachertiktok

♬ original sound – Ms. Jenkins

Mrs. Pope, @mrspopeslibrary on TikTok

Elementary school librarian who advocates for kids and helps them become lifelong readers. We support her mission whole-heartedly.

@mrspopeslibrary

Make them LOVE ##reading! @noveleffect ##researchproven ##tokstarlibrarians ##teachersoftiktok ##parentsoftiktok ##anxiety ##noveleffect ##readaloud

♬ Rango the chain – gameclips

Mr. Sumrall, @hangingwithmr.sumrall on Instagram

Elementary and middle school technology teacher who manages both a classroom and a podcast. We’re sure he takes a break at some point. Maybe one day in July?

Laura Mahler, @ballermahler on TikTok

Middle school drama teacher who reveals all the fun and adventure a teacher can have in and outside of the classroom.

@ballermahler

My submission video for mplz ##chicksinbowls ##rollerskating ##ripamywinehouse

♬ Valerie – Live At BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge, London / 2007 – Amy Winehouse

Mrs. Lewis, @lessonswithlewis on TikTok

High school business and technology teacher who shows the real personality differences between K-5 and 9-12 educators. We laughed out loud.

@lessonswithlewis

You want deskpets or you want to sleep? ##teachersoftiktok

♬ original sound – lessonswithlewis

Amy Mascott, @teachmama1 on Instagram

Reading specialist, speaker, and writer—that’s like the perfect triathlon of education! Someone give Ms. Mascott a medal, please!

Christy & Karen, @themodernprincipal on Instagram

Elementary school principals who have seen a thing or two in their careers education leaders. Every day, they’re working toward stronger education equity.

Gerry Brooks, @gerrybrooksprin on Instagram

Elementary school principal who is nothing short of great at his job. If he ever tackles a side gig, we think he has a future in acting.

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