Social Media by @pjmerrell

Name: PJ Merrell
Twitter name: @pjmerrell
Sector: Secondary
Subject taught (if applicable): English
Position: Head of Sixth Form
What is your advice about? Social Media

1: Students will look for you. Either lock it down tight or ensure everything you post is open for discussion.

2: Think carefully about ‘friending’ colleagues. Follow them on Twitter, sure, but is that selfie something you want going around the staff room?

3: Do not ‘friend’ students. Ever. Ever. Ever. Ever.

4: Do not slate your place of work. If you want to be judged as a professional, act as a professional. This counts double if/when you move on. Don’t be that guy.

5: Pro tip: don’t post your day at the fairground if you’ve thrown a sickie …

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