The Chalk Blog

Instagram for Teachers

Instagram is the New Pinterest for Teachers

While Pinterest is still a great place to gather ideas for your classroom, Instagram is moving up in the ranks as a new teacher favorite. Just like Pinterest, teachers can take inspiration from real classroom teachers, gather resources and stay on top of what’s new.  Get ready for some educational eye candy, because we’ve rounded up our favorite teacher Instagram pages into one stellar list for you. Prepare to be inspired!


Follow these Instagram accounts for quick professional learning, energizing lesson ideas, and classroom design inspiration.

Teacher Budget Babe

Great teaching tips, student stories and classroom photos from teachers all over the Instagram landscape.

View this post on Instagram

💥KABOOM💥Looking for a easy but effective learning game! Grab some popsicle sticks, you can write or if you’re like me and love to label. Write a-z, then 3 kabooms. Put them upside down in a container. The kids sit in a circle and pick a letter if they get it right they keep the stick, if it’s wrong they put it back. When someone draws kaboom, everyone counts 54321 💥KABOOM💥 then that kid puts their letters back in, then keep on going ! #teachersofinstagram #teachersfollowteachers #teacherlife #teacherlife🍎 #teacherinspiration #teacherbloggers #teacherideas #literacymatters #earlyeducation #earlyeducationmatters #abc #teachershare #teacherstatus #teachertips

A post shared by Teacherbudgetbabe (@teacherbudgetbabe) on

Teaching Channel

Watch, share, and learn diverse teaching techniques.


Mini history bites in your Instagram feed to spark lesson ideas.

View this post on Instagram

Born 100 years ago today, Fred T. Korematsu fought a lifelong struggle to right an injustice that the U.S. government brought upon thousands of Japanese American citizens during World War II. He was a welder in California before the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. When President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066 in 1942, American citizens of Japanese ancestry and Japanese nationals were forced into incarceration. Korematsu refused. He was sent to federal prison, then a camp with his family. He challenged the legality of the detention, but it was upheld by the Supreme Court in 1944. In 1983, he petitioned to reopen the case and a lower court found in his favor. His conviction was overturned, but not the Supreme Court's decision. Congress apologized and awarded each survivor $20,000. Portrait from our @smithsoniannpg.

A post shared by Smithsonian (@smithsonian) on


Great teaching tips, and best practices from this respected source.


Teachers sharing and learning from each other.

Grade Level/Content Specific

The following Instagram accounts provide TONS of great ideas and resources for teachers of specific grade levels and content specialists.

Sharing Kindergarten

Kinder tales and inspiration!

A Primary Kind of Life

Classroom snapshots and teaching tips for elementary teachers.

The Daring English Teacher

Great high school English lesson ideas and resources.

Art Projects for Teachers

Easy project ideas and tutorials for classroom teachers and art specialists.

Kesler Science

Engaging ideas for busy science teachers.

Just for Fun

Check out these Instagram pages for an extra dose of zen and humor!

Bored Teachers

View this post on Instagram

It's real. (via @TeacherTroubles)

A post shared by Bored Teachers (@bored_teachers) on

What's This Cloud

Beautiful cloud photos.  Totally zen!

View this post on Instagram

Clouds lining up perfectly... just begging to have their picture taken! 😍 ⠀ Today's photo is courtesy of Keita Wangari, a cloud photographer and enthusiast based in California. Check out her wonderful cloud art and photos at @cloudify. 📷⠀ ⠀ ⛅️ #WhatsThisCloud: The clouds featured are classified as 'stratocumulus undulatus’ (Sc un). Visit our profile URL to learn more. 🎓⠀ ⠀ ☁️ Stratocumulus: Low, puffy layer⠀ ☁️ Undulatus: Wavelike, undulating⠀ ⠀ 📅 & 📍: Fort Mason, San Francisco, California - January 13, 2019⠀ ⠀ #stratocumulus #stratocumulusclouds #undulatus #cawx #instacloud #cloudlovers #cloudlife #cloudsession_ #cloudart #cloudappreciationsociety #cloudgram #cloudformations #cloudwatchers #cloudsgram #cloudpatterns #cloud_magic #cloudobsessed #cloudcollector #cloud_collection

A post shared by WhatsThisCloud ⛅️ (@whatsthiscloud) on

Target Teachers

Because what teacher doesn’t LOVE a trip to Target?!

Ready to get scrolling?  Follow this tutorial to set up your own Instagram account.

Interested in building a following for your new Instagram profile?  Read this great article for some tips to help!

Instagram AppFollow the Learners Edge Instagram account for updates on courses and all things teaching!

- OR -

Explore All Courses Now


Topics: Technology, 21st Century Learning

Learners Edge is passionately committed to providing you with continuing education coursework, materials, and tools that will help you succeed in your classroom and in your career.

Offering more than 100 print-based or online courses for teachers, you can earn the graduate credit you need for salary advancement and meet your professional development needs. Contact us today to get started!

Request a Personalized Course Recommendation


Recommended Posts

Self-Care eBook LE Blog Ad

Subscribe to Blog Updates

Recent Posts

Posts by Topic

see all