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If you open the Instagram App on your phone and type in #teachersofinstagram into your search bar, you’ll see that your feed is instantly flooded with over 5 million posts from brilliant, talented educators from all over the world. Create an account with TIK TOK and you’ll discover tons of 60-second or fewer videos of teachers sharing tips, tricks, and real-life experiences! Within this unique digital community, teachers share raw and real stories from the classroom, create engaging resources for other teachers to use, and produce inspirational content that helps other teachers know they are not alone.


For those of you who teach courses within the Education & Training Pathway, you have the privilege of educating teens who have the desire to become teachers themselves. As educators, we know that we have to be determined and willing to become lifelong learners of our craft. With the production of new technology, the creation of innovative resources and strategies, and the collaboration that social media provides, it is imperative that our students start filling their teacher toolboxes now so that they can better serve their students in the future.


For this assignment, your students are tasked with searching for and connecting with an educator who is maximizing their teaching potential through the use of Instagram or Tik Tok. This teacher is a professional whom they can look up to and get inspiration from as they move throughout their journey toward the profession that leads to all other professions!


Students will:

1) Locate an Educator

2) Collect & Gather Educator's Bio

3) Prep & Prepare Interview Questions

4) Contact Educator & Ask Questions

5) Explore Social Media Content & Select their Favorite Post

6) Summarize Educator in a Presentation


Once you purchase, you will have access to a Google Drive Folder that contains the following:


- A Google Slide version that you can edit as you see fit

- A PDF version that you cannot edit

- Editable Slide Deck complete with warm-ups, learning targets, and step-by-step instructions for completing the project

- Student Sample


❤️ You will LOVE using this lesson because it is student-led and almost seamless to use. Hardly any prep is involved! Your future teachers will love this project because they get to not only use social media but also discover an educator they can look to for guidance and inspiration while on their journey toward becoming an educator.


All text is editable and easy to make adjustments that fit the needs of your FCS classroom.


Using this resource is SUPER easy!

✅Review the slide deck and ensure timers fit the length of your class periods

✅Print hard copies of the Planning Guide

✅Use the slide deck to teach the lesson & provide step-by-step instructions

✅Students create a presentation about the educator they discovered on social media



Check out the preview for a closer look at what is included in this Google Drive Folder


For additional information, view my TPT story on my Instagram @fcsandcreativeness



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Resources & Realness: Using Instagram & TIK TOK to Grow as a Future Educator

  • Download provides access to a Google Drive folder containing all items listed in the product info section below.

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