NY Times: Leverage Social Media

Leverage Social Media

Eric Sheninger

Eric Sheninger is the principal of New Milford High School in New Jersey.

JANUARY 3, 2012

“Social media is bad and has no place in education. It is a distraction to the teaching and learning process. If students are allowed to use social media in school they will stay off tasks or exhibit inappropriate behavior. Worse, teachers will spend countless hours “socializing” instead of educating.

Oh, wait. That’s the conventional wisdom — and it turns out to be…”


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