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There are a number of situations where social media has the potential to play an important role in the classroom - if used appropriately. However, when a teacher uses this kind of communication platform to interact with students, they're also allowing the student to also have control over the content and nature of the communication... and that’s where educators often run into the most difficulty.


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6 Ways Teachers Can BEAT the Technology Trap
posted by: Alana | July 11, 2016, 12:46 pm


Technology can mean risky business for teachers in this day and age whether it’s texting a student directly or even posting something on your personal Facebook page. Some schools and districts have guidelines to follow while others are prohibited from using these tools in their classrooms at all. Yet with the increasing concerns and liabilities revolving around the revolutionary communication platforms of Digital Age, it stands to reason that every educator should exercise caution to avoid any allegations of misconduct down the road.


Below are 6 best practices every teacher should follow when using digital communication tools with students to BEAT the technology trap that has put even great teachers in a pickle…


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Teacher Home Visits: The Wave of the Future?
posted by: Alana | April 27, 2016, 02:36 pm


Teachers and administrators know it’s not just the time spent in the classroom that counts but the social and emotional learning that takes place at home and outside the classroom, too.


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AAE’s Top 7 Back-to-School Tips
posted by: Guest contributor | July 06, 2015, 12:00 am

By Conner Dunleavy


The new school year will be here before we know it! Many teachers are already counting down the days until classes begin again and it’s time for teachers to start focusing on the road ahead.


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Even the most innocent of intentions can be taken out of context, blown out of proportion, and have devastating consequences for teachers. Take special education teacher Leo Bennett-Cauchon, for example. A celebrated special education teacher, Leo was reprimanded for hugging one of his students.


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Electronic Communication is Risky Business
posted by: Alana | December 12, 2014, 08:13 pm


New Jersey Governor Chris Christie recently passed new legislation requiring school districts to develop guidelines for electronic communication with parents and students.

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Cyberbaiting is on the rise in classrooms across the country. A version of cyber bullying, cyberbaiting occurs when a student irritates or baits a teacher until the teacher gets so frustrated they either yell or have a breakdown. Students awaiting this breakdown are at the ready with cameras and cell phones to record the crack, and often proceed to post the footage on various online platforms. A simple YouTube search finds dozens of videos of teachers "flipping out" to the mocking laughter of students.

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Teacher Tenure in Kansas
posted by: Alix | April 08, 2014, 03:22 pm
This weekend, the Kansas Legislature passed HB 2506, a school funding bill that included policy changes to teacher tenure. Among the many education reform provisions, the state is expected to increase K-12 education spending by 129 million dollars and allow easier paths to the classroom for degreed professionals. Governor Brownback has expressed support for the bill and will most likely sign it into law.   Continue Reading...