Online Professional Behaviors for Teachers (Social Media Dos :check: (DO …
Online Professional Behaviors for Teachers
Why it matters :!:
You want to keep your private life separate from your professional life. Students and parents do not need to see what you do on your own time.
If you are having any contact with a student online that is not about school, it may look suspicious.
You want to make sure you keep a respectful relationship with your students.
You want students to be able to model you through your actions and good behavior and social media could cause issues with that.
Positives about Social Media :)
It can be a great way to engage your students in learning.
You can keep some communication with them to show that you care.
Technology is continuously changing so it is good to be up to date with how you connect to your students.
Students can ask you questions about homework when at home.
Social Media Dos :check:
DO have a private personal account that does not involve and school or students.
DO have a professional account so you may become "friends" with students.
DO post relevant videos, articles, etc that you find online to connect with what you are teaching.
DO make sure you have all of your privacy settings on so students cannot tag you without permission.
DO have friendly relationships with your students online and let them ask questions about assignments.
DO tell them you will not view their posts.
Monitor your page and set good examples :smiley:
DO keep your administration up to date with what your professional social medias are and encourage others to use social media in a positive way
Social Media DON'TS :red_cross:
DON'T have any private relationships with students, even on your professional page. Everything should be public.
DON'T friend any students on your professional page. Let them friend you first.
DON'T let any students see your private page.
DON'T look at any student's page- and tell them you won't.