Barton Peveril Sixth Form College’s Subject Leader for Media Studies, Trish Kiloh, has amassed over 2.6 million likes and millions of monthly views on video-sharing social media platform TikTok.
The Barton Peveril Subject Leader set up her TikTok account during the first Covid-19 pandemic lockdown as a way of getting in touch with the apps her students are using. Kiloh has since uploaded over 750 videos, which get millions of views each month; in the past 28 days, Kiloh’s videos have been watched over 2 million times by individuals around the world.
Kiloh’s content focuses on her work as a Media Studies teacher and incorporates trending topics in a way that makes them relatable to both fellow teachers and their students.
Trish Kiloh also uses her content and the knowledge she has gained from using the platform to influence her teaching. The platform has been used to task students with producing short video content and trailers and to have them think beyond the curriculum to engage with current trends and advances in technology. Kiloh also uses the platform to show students how simple it is for them to produce engaging and aesthetically pleasing videos in a short amount of time to reach large audiences.
Speaking on her success on the platform, the Barton Peveril Subject Leader for Media Studies said:
‘I can hand on heart credit TikTok for reinvigorating my passion for media production in a way that has allowed me to connect with students and show them that there is no excuse not to use social media apps in a positive and creative manner. The combination of Tiktok ‘trends’ and education has proven to be successful in engaging learners in an accessible and easily digestible format.
‘I have become part of a fantastic TikTok Teacher Community that spans the globe. We actively work together to connect students with their subjects beyond the classroom, highlighting that even a 15 second video can help them on the path to success.’