Steven Kolber is a proud public-school teacher who has been teaching English, History, English Language and English as an additional language for 11 years. He has recently been named a top 50 finalist in the Varkey Foundation’s Global Teacher Prize. He is passionate about teacher collaboration which he supports through organising Teach Meets and running #edureading (an online academic reading group). He writes research in his spare time. His research interests include teacher empowerment, social media mediated professional learning and teachers' engagement with research.