Beating Summer Scaries (For You, Teacher)

The pace of summer is a delightful break from the frantic, absurd pace we are expected to keep during the other 10 months of the year. It’s a time to refocus, relax, and just BREATHE. Our summers are, simply put, crucial. If you’re anything like me, gearing back up to school can be the scariest…

Educators & Social Media Interactions

Many of you have heard about the teacher fired for her Twitter response to a student’s  misspelling of the word tomorrow. See: http://abc6onyourside.com/news/nation-world/experts-defend-school-staffer-fired-after-correcting-students-spelling-on-twitter While the teacher’s response in the article certainly appeared to be more playful than harassing, it does highlight the inherent problem facing educators interacting with students on social media. The first rule and best rule…