Teachers and Social Media: Private Citizen and Quasi-Public Figure

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Last fall, I conducted research into how school leaders (headmasters, principals, assistant principals) use social media platforms, specifically Twitter. According to research literature, these leaders could and, to some extent, do use the platform as a means of communicating professional development ideas to staff and other colleagues, broadcasting educational philosophies, and building community by sharing … Continue reading Teachers and Social Media: Private Citizen and Quasi-Public Figure

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The Discourse Community and Teachers: ‘One of Us’ and ‘One of Them’

  “You’re about the only one in that building I can stand,” says Mike. “You and your wife and a coupla others.” Mike and I knew each other while we were in school to become teachers. We played on a men’s league baseball team, hung out before and after games, and now that he’s the … Continue reading The Discourse Community and Teachers: ‘One of Us’ and ‘One of Them’