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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
Pam, @pam_a_cake on TikTok
Third grade teacher who’s seen a thing or two. We especially love the school lunch videos!
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
Emily Writer, @ms.writer13 on TikTok
Middle school teacher who dishes “teacher secrets” that help educators and students alike.
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.
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.
Ms. James, @iamthatenglishteacher on TikTok
Middle school English teacher who got herself an NBCT award. Her TikTok videos show us how she earned it.
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.
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.
Mrs. H, @twinteacher on TikTok
Middle school math teacher who does it all: crafts, math, comedy. Sounds like a winning trifecta, right?
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.
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.
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?
Adam Crabtree, @high_school_math_teacher on TikTok
High school math teacher who delivers honest, funny, sweet-natured videos.
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.
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.
Elementary school music teacher whose colorful videos reveal what creativity in the classroom can do. We use the phrase “colorful videos” quite literally.
Mrs. Pope, @mrspopeslibrary on TikTok
Elementary school librarian who advocates for kids and helps them become lifelong readers. We support her mission whole-heartedly.
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.
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.
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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.
Stepping Up Your Own Love of Teaching
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