Social Media Dos and Don’ts for Educators

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If you are looking to enhance your classroom experience for your students through social media, here are some quick dos and don’ts in that practice:

Dos

  • Do use separate personal and professional social media accounts. Putting a boundary between school and personal life is good for your career and less stress on you.
  • Do make sure you have strict privacy settings and review those settings frequently. Especially if you use one social media account per site.

Don’ts

  • Don’t say anything on your social media profile that you wouldn’t say in class.
  • Don’t get too chatty with students on your professional profile. This may confuse students into thinking you’re available 24/7 for this, that and the other. Be available, but keep it professional.
  • Don’t share too much. Personal pictures from your weekend have no business being on your professional profile.

Social Media Guidelines for Teachers from Concordia University – Portland

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