Posting pics on Facebook isn’t parental engagement

Are we setting parents up to believe that a quick like or a share means they are doing their part as active partners in their child’s learning?

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In teaching, every day is sprinkled with magic moments. And in the age of social media, when posting the evidence of an experience is valued almost as highly as the experience itself, many schools are doing just that. It’s never been easier to take snaps on the daily walk-around and post images to your followers everywhere.

What’s wrong with that? Parents love to see what’s going on in school, right? It’s a great way to engage them in school life, right?

Wrong. Where is the evidence that scrolling through a multitude of pictures on a timeline increases parental engagement? Do we know how ...

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