How do I know that? Because, as you see above, Good News for Schools (our feed, @goodnews_schls, that shares best practice in school marketing) is now following 2,002 schools - and we have the opportunity to follow more (as long as we can match each new school with a new follower!).
This is a great opportunity now for all schools to join the group of 2,002 and both learn from other schools and share your best practice. We will automatically follow UK schools that follow us.
While we're talking about Good News from Schools, it's probably a good idea to let you know how we choose what we share - usually the best 30-40 tweets we see each day. Here are the the best ways to get your school news shared (and of course most of these tips will also help you get others to share your Tweets as well!).
- Mention @goodnews_schls in your tweet (no guarantee we'll pass it on but we'll see it!)
- Include a picture or video - ideally quirky and of a good quality (this also vastly increases the chance that all Twitter users will look at the Tweet).
- Include more than one picture - you can easily attach up to 4 pictures now.
- Show something actually happening (not just an announcement that something will happen)
- Involve more than one school
- Show truly outstanding work (we always bear in mind the age of pupils and type of school when deciding this).
- Support a good cause.
- Tweet before 9am, between 1pm and 2pm and after 4pm or at weekends (when teachers aren't teaching!). Remember you don't have to be working then - Tweetdeck (and many other programmes) allow you to schedule Tweets.
- Tweet from a new school that hasn't tweeted before.
Once again, thanks for sharing your good news!