Texas Teachers Become Facebook Friends With Students
1 year ago
Would you allow your child to have this type of relationship?
A Randall High School band teacher in Amarillo, Texas is at the center of a growing debate about teachers being friends with students on Facebook.
Many schools across the nation are adopting and developing new social media guidelines for teachers.
"It's very important to our communication," said Randall High School Band Director David Wright. "Our students are used to Facebook and Twitter. They use it everyday and so if we can communicate with them where they are, it really just kind of helps us."
Wright is part of the growing trend of students and teachers communicating via social media. While he does not friend his students using his personal account, he uses a professional organization page to communicate with his students.
"We use Twitter more for announcements and we use Facebook for a more fun kind of communication," he said.
What do you think of teachers communicating with students through Facebook?
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