When Betsy DeVos, the U.S. Secretary of Education, posted a stock photo of a classroom on Twitter, teachers took notice. As in, they noticed the featured photo (and most teacher stock photos) aren’t even close to resembling a real classroom in most modern schools.
In response to the Twitter post, teachers started posting powerful photos of their own classrooms. This is where the #MyRealClassroom concept came from. Teachers impressed us with their amazing photos, and so WeAreTeachers wanted to see more #MyRealClassroom photos. Teachers are so proud of their classrooms, and here’s some of what we saw.
They posted photos of student-led learning.
They posted photos of book tastings!
They showed photos of kids away from traditional desks.
They posted photos of hands-on learning.
And did we mention all those photos of student-led learning?
We loved seeing these photos, and we know they are just the tip of the iceberg. We want to see your #MyRealClassroom photos! We know you are amazing teachers who go beyond the typical and traditional when it comes to educating today’s youth, so let’s see it! Upload your #MyRealClassroom photo on Twitter, Instagram, or other social media and be sure to tag us! We’ll pull some of our favorites to post on this blog post in the next few days! Let’s fill social media with #MyRealClassroom photos so everyone knows how amazing teachers are! Because you’re all pretty amazing!