Do you think you should friend your students on social media? I never thought that I would consider the option of becoming friends with a student on mine of social media, but a post Kendra Leier shared on Twitter made me think otherwise. Teaching is considered to be a 24/7 career, but if students are not able to connect with you then how are you able to conquer that?
Vicki Davis raised some good points about some personal experiences that she has encountered in this video.
There are some risks to friending students on social media for instance, your own personal privacy and space. With those risks come some advantages as well like getting to know your students better and their interests. Friending Students Online: Risks VS Rewards will help elaborate on what is good/bad about friending students on social media websites.