Teacher bees- do you share your students work on Facebook?

posted 3 years ago in The Lounge
  • poll: Do you post things about your students on Facebook?
    Yes, I post negative things about my students- comments, homework I can't believe was turned in, etc : (4 votes)
    3 %
    Yes, I post good things my students have done! : (11 votes)
    7 %
    No- I would never post anything about my students on Facebook! : (39 votes)
    24 %
    I am not a teacher but have seen this done. : (32 votes)
    20 %
    I think this is okay. : (8 votes)
    5 %
    I think this is wrong. : (66 votes)
    41 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    941 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2015

    @hotpinkbride:  I’m not a teacher but several of my Facebook friends are (including some of my daughter’s previous teachers). Some of them do occassionally post pics of their students’ work (never their names) but they are always saying how cute or funny it was, not anything ugly about it at all. 

    Post # 5
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    7654 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2012

    @hotpinkbride:  DH is a music teacher, and he would never post anything negative. Everything he posts is positive, but I always tell him to be careful becuase sometimes he will post pics of his kids dancing around in the classroom for music. While cute, it could make someone upset. I find so many teachers do this though. No one has ever had an issue with it, but sometimes I worry.

    I haven’t seen any of his teacher friends post hurtful things though about a student’s work. I would be concerned about the professionalism, or lack there of rather. You should be helping, not posting for everyone to laugh at. I consider that bullying whether you know the kid or not.

    Post # 6
    Member
    11772 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I was a preschool teacher, and my co-workers and I all posted things on FB, but ONLY good things! We’d never make fun of anything a kid did!

    Post # 7
    Member
    895 posts
    Busy bee

    I’m going to be a teacher I’m still in school, my FSIL is in her first year of teaching. She made a status about how she couldn’t believe that one of her students was suing the school blah blah blah, she’s in SPED so she only has 5 students….

     

    I was appalled! If I was the parent who was mad enough to sue the school I can only imagine how angry I would be if I saw that status.

     

    I know it’s a little different but I think it is inappropriate in any form. Nothing about school/work/students should be on facebook no matter the context, it’s horrible. 

     

    Even if it was something positive, it would be picking favorites and make other students or parents feel bad.

    I just think it is too risky, I would avoid it at all costs.

    Post # 8
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    965 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: January 2014

    I fee like if they take the name out of it, then it isn’t that bad as long as it is more along the lines of cute/funny/adorable and not “look at how stupid my students are.”

    ETA: I am assuming these are their PERSONAL facebook accounts and not their TEACHER accounts. If they are friends with students/parents then it should be professional.

    Post # 9
    Member
    3718 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I’m a teacher and keep school stuff off of FB. Sometimes you really really want to share the really really silly thing a student wrote, but you just can’t.

    Post # 12
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    2114 posts
    Buzzing bee

    @hotpinkbride:  I have a teacher friend in 2nd grade. She will occasionally post something but never the childs name. It is usually a snap shot of a sentence or something that was really funny or cute, like “Things my mom is good at :pooping” haha. She would never complain about a student or actually make fun of their work.

    Post # 13
    Member
    895 posts
    Busy bee

    @hotpinkbride:  Amen, if it’s something really cute or something can’t people just be happy with sharing it with other teachers, or your husband or something in private?

     

    Post # 14
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    230 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2015

    @hotpinkbride:  as a future teacher, I will keep school related things off of social media. It’s too risky. I just spoke to a superintendent who suggested to just delete it because there’s a lot of issues with social media getting teachers In trouble , even if you think it’s harmless.

    Post # 15
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    10490 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: January 2011

    @thenewmrsmax:  What about plagiarism issues?  It doesn’t belong to the teacher to use in that manner.

    Post # 16
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    965 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: January 2014

    @AB Bride:  Are we talking about people posting the papers their students write or poems they wrote? The only things I have seen are things like “I love it when my kids doodle on the last page of their exams.” With a photo of a Marvin the Marsian doodle. I don’t see any issues with that.

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