For Updates on Progressive Education, Just Read the Tweets

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As frequent readers of our blog already know, we’ve occasionally used this space to recommended books to read, organizations to be aware of, and conferences and workshops to attend. Now we’ve got a new reference point to share — people and organizations in and around education whose Twitter feeds you may want to follow.


Here’s our list of 10 people and organizations in education to follow on Twitter:

  • Laura Thomas (@CriticalSkills1) of Antioch University New England (@AntiochNewEng): Laura believes every learning experience should link to the next, and that there’s great value in teaching teachers how to make those connections.
  • Carlos Moreno (@Carlos_Moreno06) and Andrew Frishman (@AndrewFrishmanof Big Picture Learning (@bigpiclearning): These two men lead vital changes in education by generating and sustaining innovative, personalized schools that work in tandem with the greater community.
  • Steve Drummond (@SDrummondNPR) of National Public Radio – Education (@npr_ed): Drummond is the senior education editor with the National Public Radio’s education team and frequently provides coverage of what’s happening in progressive education.
  • Suzie Boss (@suzieboss): Boss advocates for engaged, real-world learning and blogs for Edutopia (@edutopia), an initiative of the George Lucas Educational Foundation, providing inspiration and information for what works in education.
  • Tom Vander Ark (@tvanderark) and Bonnie Lathram (@belathram) of Getting Smart (@Getting_Smart): Getting Smart supports innovations in learning, education and technology. Its mission is to help more young people get smart and connect to the idea economy.
  • Deborah Meier (@DebMeier): She serves on the board of the Coalition of Essential Schools (@cesnational) — an organization that works to create and sustain equitable, intellectually vibrant, personalized schools and to make such schools the norm of American public education.
  • Teacher Beat (@TeacherBeat): This valuable source from Education Week (@EducationWeek) offers the latest news and insights on teacher-related policy and politics.
  • Dan Rothstein (@RothsteinDan), co-director of the Right Question Institute (@RightQuestion): The Right Question Institute teaches an approach that allows anyone, no matter their educational, income or literacy level, to learn to ask better questions and participate more effectively in decisions that affect them.

And it goes without saying that you should also follow us — Eagle Rock School & Professional Development Center — at @eaglerockschool for our particular take on progressive ed.

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