WARNING. This is about student and teacher texting, something many teachers and administrators oppose, avoid or caution against.
This post was prompted by a conversation I had from my front porch with one of my neighbors. We were talking about schools (public vs private), teachers, tenure … and about all the yard/house/garage decorating he has seen courtesy of many bandsters (and parents). BTW, he thinks that is “really cool” and confessed that he advised painting my grass next time. Really? Oh, but we also talked about survellience cameras…..just sayin’.
But during the conversation, I got a text from a student on vacation…. and it blew him away when I told him that. We talked about what each of us thought of that….. i.e. students texting a teacher from Spring Break vacation.
I got several, actually…..
…from 2 different students vacationing near the ocean about a song I should listen to.
… from 2 states away about a saxophone tie found (that I didn’t already have).
… from (?) suggesting a show theme
… from Tennessee…. with a picture of a UK logo hanging on the wall of the home being visited for Easter.
… from Florida….just sharing a weather observation.
Oh, and I think for most of those…..I texted back….and I usually do.
When my neighor asked me if I get overwhelmed with texts, I gave him the same answer I typically share when I get variations of that question; that I enjoy hearing from and communicating with students, that none of them have abused my number, that most texts are about something band, and that teachers who are afraid of communicating with students via texting or facebook (etc) are missing out.
What do YOU think?
ps 3 posts about Students & Teachers Facebook Friending from last year. Here’s the first….http://wp.me/pIYXs-6S
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