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I wonder how many educators are on here.

There were thriving communities of educators on Tumblr and Twitter, but Tumblr's went to heck after moderated hashtags went away and Twitter is ... Twitter.

The fediverse has Scholar.social, but that's more of an instance for college/university level academics. I'd like to connect with other K-12 educators.

@crash I'm a teacher in Sweden. The kids are usually between 11 and 15 but can be older if they've had to redo a year. Not sure how that compares to the US system 🤷‍♀️ . This is very much a personal account though and not so much a work account. I've seen some teachers from time to time but nothing organised.

@habmala @crash

It took a fairly long time for teachers (K-12) to link up using Twitter. I worked several conferences to promote teachers to get accounts...pulling teeth some times.

The federated space is even more confusing, I suspect.

I think "we" need to get some well known education voices into the federated space to attract the general teacher population.

Since I'm retired, the "we" is significant.

Stephen Downes is here. mastodon.social/@Downes

@Algot @habmala Every now and then I consider making an instance for pre-college educators on here, but then I realize I'd have to admin it.

And I remember how much I disliked being a department chair.

@crash I'm a middle school teacher! I think we're here but spread amongst so many instances it's hard to find each other

@Cyborgneticz @eleanorkonik I taught high school visual art for 4 years. I know for some it's living the dream, but for myself I am far happier teaching K-8.

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Aaron Smith

This instance set up just for one person, but you don't have to make one for yourself. Visit https://joinmastodon.org/ to find the instance that's right for you. Are you an academic? Try https://scholar.social/.