A list of some of the top international education influencers of 2022 has been announced by ISC Research.
Forty-two education professionals are recognised as “Edruptors of 2022” for their impact on the international education community along with 10 organisations that influenced international education through social media.
A number of contributors to School Management Plus are included in the list, including Colin Bell, CEO of the Council of British International Schools, Conrad Hughes from the International School of Geneva and Mark Steed at Kellett School in Hong Kong.
The list – influencers are presented in alphbetical order but there is no ranking:
The influencers named in the report were invited to talk about their experiences online, including Adam Hill, a blogger and the foreign principal at Victoria Park Academy in Hong Kong.
He said: “I encourage teachers not to think of social media as something else to add to your plate, because the last thing teachers need is more work. If anything, it saves me time because I’ve got a constant flow of ideas and inspiration, and if I need help, I’ve got so many people I can call on.”
The Edruptors reflect on their social media experience, sharing what they have learned along the way, including the people and the hashtags they look to for inspiration. They talk about the power of learning through social media networking, the factors that matter most for engagement and offer guidance to help other educators in their social media journey.
For those educators hoping to build their presence on social media, the common message from this research is to be authentic and use your professional voice. “You might not know the value of your own voice yet but know that your voice is important,” said Edruptor Liz Free, CEO and director of the International School Rheintal.
Edruptors 2022: International Education Influencers of the Year includes Twitter and LinkedIn connections for all Edruptors. It is free to download from ISC Research here.