Edu chats on twitter – Where and When?

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So, twitter chats, here’s the deal –

You log on to twitter at a given time, follow the relevant hashtag and take part in a professional, structured chat about a specific subject. Or you can just lurk if you want to, who’s going to know? It’s also a great way to find interesting edutweeps to follow.

Generally, one person hosts the chat, posing the questions, retweeting and responding to them to develop the discussion.  It’s the ultimate teacher-led CPD and you can even take part in your pyjamas!

Here’s a list of the UK based edu twtter chats I know about, please tweet me @samschoolstuff to add any I have missed! All times in GMT/BST


Day Start Time Hashtag Topic Twitter Account
Monday (Bi-Monthly) 7pm PE Chat


Monday 8pm #ASEchat Chat from The Association for Science Education


Monday 8pm Primary (children aged 4-11) Chat


Monday 8pm Behaviour Chat


Monday 8pm #EngChat English Teachers Chat


Tuesday 4.30pm Technology Focussed Chat

Tuesday 7pm Maths Chat from NCETM


Tuesday 8pm Computing and Computer Science Chat


Tuesday (Monthly) 8pm Leadership Chat


Tuesday 8pm CPD on parental leave Chat   @maternityCPD
Tuesday (Fortnightly) 8pm Education Chat on a range of Topics


Tuesday 8.45pm Education policy and practice Chat


Wednesday 12pm and again at 9pm #ELTChat English Language Teachers Chat


Wednesday 7pm Initial Teacher Training Chat


Wednesday 7pm Secondary Chat


Wednesday 7:30pm Geography Chat


Wednesday 8pm Early Years Sharing Chat


Wednesday 8pm Maths Chat


Wednesday 8pm NQT Chat


Wednesday 8pm SEN Chat

Wednesday 8pm SEN Chat


Wednesday (Monthly) 8pm Pastoral Chat


Wednesday (Monthly) 8.30pm Reading Rocks Chat (Primary)


Thursday (Monthly) 7.30pm #CCTBookClub Book Chat from the Chartered College of Teaching


Thursday 8pm #UKEdChat UK Education Chat on a wide  range of topics.


Thursday (Monthly, 1st of the month) 8pm UK Picture Book Chat

Thursday 8.30pm Education Research Chat


Thursday 8.30pm Scottish Education Chat


Thursday 9pm FE Chat


Friday All day Sharing classroom practice chat


Sunday 7pm Planning Chat


Sunday 7.30pm #mltchat2 Chat for Middle Leaders


Sunday 7.30pm New to SLT chat


Sunday 8pm Flip the System Chat


Sunday 8pm #SLTchat Chat for Senior Leaders @SLTchat
Sunday 8.45pm School Governors Chat @UKGovChat
Last Day of the Month 7pm Book club for teachers,TAs,heads,librarians, ITT&PGCE & all who work in primary schools!



International Chats

Day Start Time Hashtag Topic Twitter Account
Tuesday 8pm (CET) 7pm (UK) English and German Education Chat @EdchatDE
Thursday 7pm (EDT) 12am Friday  (UK) Global Education Chat @candylandcaper
Sunday 8.30pm (AEST) 11.30 am (UK) Australian Education Chat @aussieEDchat


Update – 6/4/18 If you’re looking for a more comprehensive list of Twitter chats, check out

Many thanks to @ASTsupportAAli for telling me about this one!

Many thanks to @LearntSchool for updates.