Words of Wisdom For Educators On Social Media And Our Students

I have been a longtime proponent of the use of social media by students and educators and I have written a little bit about this in the last few months with a post titled What Do You Do When You See Inappropriate Social Media Posts By Students?As I was scanning my Twitter stream tonight, I spotted a few tweets on this same topic from Chris Lehmann and Audrey Watters, two of the most thoughtful educators I know.

This is a conversation that needs to be revisited in many communities where practices and policies are disconnecting students and educators from a resource that can help us create and/or extend connections between adults in students. Thanks to Chris and Audrey for sharing their thoughts on this important topic!

cross-posted at www.patrickmlarkin.com

Patrick Larkin is the Assistant Superintendent for Learning of Burlington Public Schools in Burlington, MA and the former principal of Burlington High. He blogs about education at www.patrickmlarkin.com.