Earlier in the year I made a list of those people on Twitter that I recommended that people interested in education should follow. Since then, two things have happened:
1) I’ve encountered more people worth following
2) The original post has gone mad and for some reason fails to display many of the people I intend it to (in some case this has resulted in people feeling a bit miffed.)
So, here is the updated list of top education types to follow:
@oldandrewuk – for his ceaseless vigilance and tireless campaign against Ofsted’s inconsistencies as well as the patience (yes patience!) with which he explained why I was wrong in the early days. If you deliberately don’t follow Andrew it’s probably due to a preference for not having your views challenged.
@surreallyno – for challenging my thinking in a much more gentle, but no less effective way
@Surrealanarchy – for asking so many bloody questions and for writing such a terrific book
@websofsubstance, @HFletcherWood, @miss_mcinerney, @Kris_Boulton, @LeeDonaghy @Xris32 @daisychristo @JamesTheo @tombennett71 @atharby @mfordhamhistory @HeatherBellaF @turnfordblog @Jack_Marwood @tstarkey1212 for also writing consistently excellent blogs.
@samfr @itsmotherswork @SchoolDuggery @miconm @PXEducation @ProfCoe @tothechalkface @EmathsUK @ClerktoGovernor @IcingOnCakeBlog @GiftedPheonix @goodbyemrhunter @SusanGodsland @debbiehepp @neurobollocks and @informed_edu for widening the debate
@philbeadle for swearing more than I do
@dan_brinton for reasons which currently escape me
People who frequently tweet interesting stuff and influence my thinking:
@hgaldinoshea @davidfawcett27 @MaryMyatt @michaelslav @imagineinquiry @mrlockyer @KerryPulleyn @HYWEL_ROBERTS @kennypeiper @ChrisMoyse @katie_s_ashford @BodilUK @kevbartle @jillberry102 @cherrylkd @shaun_allison @ICTEvangelist @gwenelope @Pekabelo @agwilliams9 @TheoKL @DKMead @jillberry102 @Heatherleatt @benking01 @oliverquinlan @fullonlearning @Edutronic_Net @tomboulter @JohnPearce_JP @cazzypot @C_Hendrick @MsFindlater @judeenright @nancygedge @wonderacademy @ssgill76 @cazzwebbo @Benneypenyrheol @lisajaneashes @AndrewSabisky @KathrynAsbury1 @jonbrunskill and Mr Teach Like A Champion himself, @Doug_Lemov
Inevitably, I will have offended someone, and for that I’m sorry: it is a sin of omission rather than commission. This is my list, you must write your own list. (And feel free leave me off it in revenge!) But do please add anyone I’ve unjustly neglected below and explain why you think they are particularly worth following.