Do Teachers Have to Teach Everything?

Topic 7: Educators and schools have a responsibility to help their students develop a digital footprint.

This debate was interesting because there are many differing opinions on how far a teacher’s reach stretches. Do teachers have a responsibility to impact students’ digital footprint as well. My initial thoughts with this one are that we don’t because we already have plenty of duties that fall outside the side of our scope of what teachers should be teaching. However, I think it is important that teachers support and teach safe practices online, not necessarily to develop students’ digital footprints. However, a teacher should influence a student’s digital footprint.

I appreciated that some of our classmates were willing to stand up for what a teacher should and should not be responsible for. This commonly falls on teachers because when people don’t know who is responsible for putting it into our society, It generally Falls onto teachers or the education sector. I think that we as Educators need to be promoting and teaching digital citizenship and digital literacy to our students. I also believe that there is an opportunity to help some of our families who would not have gone to school when digital citizenship and digital literacy were a focus. I know that may be an unpopular opinion as it puts more pressure and stress on teachers and education. There just aren’t many opportunities or places that pull in so many people and have such an ability to make a positive impact in their community as a school.

Thank you for taking the time to read my blog. I hope that you are having a great week!

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