Let’s be honest! We all love to surf social media occasionally and spend hours laughing over funny videos and memes, watching videos of our interests. But we must recognize that social media is one of the best platforms in the digital era to reach a larger audience and discuss many myths, taboos, and subjects that are untouched or unexplored.
In this digital age, the information technology industry is thriving and gaining a particular social media audience that uses its platforms to learn, thrive and grow! And it is always advisable to follow such influencers to learn from them.
So, if you are interested in learning from the education influencers or are in search of building an Education focused smart feed, here are the top 10 U.S.- based Education Influencers to follow on social media- Instagram and Twitter!
Let’s check them out (not in order):
Neil deGrasse Tyson
Neil deGrasse Tyson is the fifth head of the world-renowned Hayden Planetarium in New York City since 1935. He is also the first occupant of its Frederick P. Rose Directorship.
He is a research associate of the Department of Astrophysics at the American Museum of Natural History. He post images and occasional videos of possible artistic or scientific interests on his Twitter and is fairly active on Instagram.
Chris Do—Business Marketing
Chris Do has dedicated this social media platform to teach followers how to build authority through social proof. He provides guidance based on his real and practical experience. He himself was coached for over ten years to become a successful entrepreneur.
With his learnings and vast experience, Chris aims to give a unique perspective, not only into the mind of a creative entrepreneur but also on what it takes to pivot, overcome objections and succeed in one of the most competitive markets in the world- Los Angeles. He is also the host of “The Futur” Podcast on YouTube with over 2M followers. The podcast/YouTube channel focuses on five main topics: Mindset, Marketing, Sales & Negotiations, Pricing & Motivation.
Arianna Dziadkowiec – of Polish ancestors – is better known as “Ariannita la Gringa”. On her Instagram handle @ariannitalagringa, she makes mini capsules to teach English to her followers. In these capsules – which last a maximum of 32 seconds – she gives tips such as saying “I gotta go” instead of “I have to go”, how to pronounce letters (S, L or W) in some words and no longer use expressions like Oh my God! that are used more. She also shares tips with Spanish speakers who are learning English.
Aliona, a DELTA English Language Teacher and American Accent Trainer from Ukraine, has worked as a teacher for over eight years and reached the C2 level of English 2 years ago.
On her social pages, one can find quality resources designed and created to help you learn English faster.
Gerry Brooks is a veteran educator in Lexington, Kentucky. His educational experience includes the following:
- Six years in the classroom.
- Two years as an intervention specialist.
- Twelve years as an administrator.
He is a passionate speaker who encourages and assists teachers in enhancing their teaching abilities through their cultural and climatic strategies. His goal is to help directors focus on how to lead all staff positively and constructively.
His following on social media has developed through humorous videos that focus on real-world educational experiences. More than 1.5M people are following him on TikTok, Instagram and YouTube.
Dr. Trevor Boffone
Dr. Trevor Boffone is an educationist, writer and producer based in Houston. He teaches at the Women’s, Gender & Sexuality Studies Program at the University of Houston. He also teaches Spanish at Bellaire High School in Houston, Texas.
He runs an Instagram account that showcases his work using Dubsmash, dance and music to communicate with his students and calls himself “The Dancing Teacher”. Currently, Trevor is writing a book on using Dubsmash to break down cultural barriers within the classroom.
He has authored, co-authored, and edited many books like “Teatro Latino: Nuevas Obras de Los Estados Unidos”, “Encuentro: Latinx Performance for the New American Theatre”, and “Nerds, Goths, Geeks, and Freaks: Outsiders in Chicanx/Latinx Young Adult Literature”.
Florida Blogger Deanna Jump is a kindergarten teacher. She tries to help parents by sharing innovative teaching approaches for various subjects through her blogs. A 38.24% majority of Deanna’s audience perceives her as a Philanthropist – the archetype associated with compassion and generosity and those who seek to promote the welfare of others.
Science teacher Bob Pflugfelder is an award-winning teacher, author, and presenter. He has been a regular guest and science demonstrator on many T.V. shows such as Jimmy Kimmel Live, Live with Kelly & Michael, and the Dr. Oz Show. He has written Nick & Tesla children’s book series that has encouraged students to build their gadgets.
From mixing homemade slime to creating huge foaming chemical reactions, Science Bob creates unforgettable science experiences that kids would love to try.
Atlanta-based third-grade teacher, Kristin, shares her classroom prep material, free teaching resources, and book recommendations on her blog and social channels entitled “School and the City”. Kristin’s followers fall primarily into the 20-24 age bracket, are female, married, and located predominantly in the U.S. Her brand affinities include Scholastic and Pinterest, and her followers often use #backtoschool.
Christopher has authored the award-winning book “Urban Science Education for the Hip-hop Generation”. He talks about the role of creativity in education. The book also concentrates on social matters such as racial discrimination. He is also the creator of the “#HipHopEd” social media movement. He is also an associate professor in Columbia’s Department of Math, Science and Technology. He seeks to promote the welfare of others.
Follow these notable influencers from the United States and stay tuned for more such posts.