Tuesday 20 November 2012

Quick Tip: Making It Easy For Students To Get In Contact With You

With all the technology out there, it's hard not to get in touch with someone. Yet at the same time, you might want to limit how much information you give out to your students. While some teachers give their students all their contact info, down to their Facebook, others are more careful about how much information they give out.

I personally give students an email account that I use just for work (not my work account since I never check it) and my office phone number. That's it. I don't give out my personal email or my cell phone.

I certainly don't friend students on Facebook. If you're going to friend students on Facebook you might want to consider waiting until they finish your class and seriously limiting how much information they can see.

While technology is a good thing, there can be too much of a good thing and you should be careful when  mixing your personal life with your work.

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