I love instagram!
It’s a fantastic way to connect on a personal or professional level with other teachers in a quick snapshot!
I love scrolling through pictures and seeing great teaching ideas, funny memes and family photos because it truly puts a smile on my face! 🙂
Family, I will be perfectly honest with you. As much as I have loved getting to know many other teacher bloggers on my TPT journey, it is tough being the only one in a room that looks like me. There are more chocolate teachers blogging now than ever before and trust me when I tell you, I am looking for them, and excited to hear their stories.
This list serves a two fold purpose. First, it’s a point of connectivity for other brown and black bloggers to find each other…but it is also a way for folks who follow me on IG to find some ‘diamonds in the rough’ that they may not have otherwise checked out. Here are my top 10 go to cocoa colored teachers that light up my life!
Well, looky here! It’s yours truly! My page has a mix of ed equity related issues and inspirational memes along with some personal and professional pics of things I am doing with my family and students. Many of you know me as a teacher of firsties, but I am now enjoying my new journey with a class of third graders! 🙂 It is quite the adventure! 🙂 Come check out what we’re up to! 🙂
Looking for some Kinder fun? Look no further than the ebony princess herself: The Lovely Keri Brown! Her page has tons of fun candids, ideas for teaching littles, and memes that show of her funky fun style! You won’t want to miss her! She’s the BEST!
This girl is my chocolate sistah from anotha mista! 🙂
Love LaNesha’s way of breaking down what rigor looks like in kinder and making it fun and approachable for learners! 🙂
Looking for great hands on ideas for kinder? Look no further than my sweet friend, LaNesha!
She’s also a huge advocate for teaching social studies with authenticity!
Looking for ideas for big kids? Look no further than Tanesha Foreman of Love.Tanesha! Her instagram is full of rich content ideas and applications for infusing equity for all of her students. You can feel her passion in every post! Such a lovely lady through and through. Don’t miss her!
This. girl. here. though.
Her little brown babies have got to be the luckiest professors in ALL of the great state of North Carolina. Guar.un.TEED they are also the most woke! 🙂 I love Turquoise’s passion for her students and am constantly impressed with her desire to mobilize other teachers to benefit the lives of the learners in her community. PLEASE check this teacher out! She is ABSOLUTELY about the work and shares a great mix of ideas from her ‘professors’ every day adventures. Any list of amazing black educators must always have Mrs. Parker. #truestory
Jasmine makes me laugh until my belly hurts sometimes. Her sense of humor just nails that #teacherlife perfectly. Have you ever watched one of her videos?
She is HILARIOUS! If you need a little more humor in your life…her IG thread is where its at. You can’t help but smile at the memes and videos she posts!
I love her to death! 🙂
Princess teaches second grade in Texas and infuses technology in her lessons like a champ! She has the most beautiful spirit in person and I really think that comes across in her IG feed as well. She shares photos from her #teacherlife and also her adventures outside of teaching. Her funny memes put a smile on my face every time they go through my feed! She’s also super techy! 🙂 Love this sweet lady! 🙂
No list of ebony teacher bloggers would complete without the penultimate, twirling, tutued teacher in Kindergarten, Vera! Her mix of fashion, humor and real talk have made her a favorite of bloggers across the country. She always shares great book tips to help teachers develop a more diverse library. You don’t want to miss her content! She is lots of fun!
Awww….first year teachers!! Where are you at???
You need to check out this sweet first grade FIRST year teacher!
She shares a mix of her teaching ideas for her learners along with funny anecdotes about her journey as a first year teacher! She is ADORABLE and I LOVE her! First grade peeps…get with her! 🙂 My hat is off to all the first year teachers who can teach full time AND share all of their amazing ideas! 🙂 Fantastic stuff!!
Last but not least…I really want you to meet….
Naomi has a true heart for little learners and it shows in every conversation we’ve had about education and how we improve it for our most at-risk learners. You won’t want to miss her ideas on how to teach reading! They are solid gold! 🙂 She has a passion for teachers and learners that is unrivaled. She is a true advocate for advancing conversations on race and equity. Please check out my cocoa-tastic friend, Naomi’s adventures in the classroom!
So my fellow teachers …which teachers of color did I miss that are just amazing? Post in the comments and share a link so we can connect! I would love to follow you! 🙂