Have you ever grappled with the title question? What do you think? In this article, I examine the topic from my point of view. See if your thoughts match mine. Read on to find out.
In my opinion, teachers should not always be available to their students to help them with academic or other problems. Students should learn to help themselves most of the time.
For example, teachers can have set time slots for social networking with their students on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. You can easily announce yourself in class and interested students can network during these time slots. There is no need for teachers to post these time slots on their websites apart from their physical consultation hours.
They should keep their seriousness and rigor and yet be kind to their students. They should maintain their respect and importance so students keep their distance without getting too intimate.
Students should be given the impression that the teachers are not their friends, colleagues or professional peers. This gives their teachers the freedom to choose whether or not to be part of their social media or professional networks. Even if they do, teachers should wear their authentic images or identities at all times so that their students fear them to some degree.
On the other hand, this is the modern era, and social networks are a modern facility. So when shy and humble students feel more free to interact online rather than confront them directly, teachers should welcome them and be part of their social networks.
But in any case, I stand by my previous statements that teachers should by no means lose their seriousness and respect while enjoying the joy of networking with their students to help them academically or otherwise.
In summary, these are my thoughts on whether teachers should set limits on social networking with their students. Being in the teaching profession myself, I consider teachers dignified and important, who should respect students and treat them with appropriate manners and courtesy even during social networking.
Now that I have presented my views on the subject, what is your opinion on it? Do you agree with me? How would you put it? Most likely, your thoughts on this topic are close enough to mine.
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