I’m working on an article (hopefully for publication) about the ways in which sharing online sometimes leads educators only to tell their success stories and the temptation to compare oneself (in negative ways) with others online. I’m also hoping to add suggestions for ways to share authentically and avoid negative comparisons. I’d love to add some input/quotes from y’all.
I’m interested in any thoughts you have, but especially related to the following questions…
- Do you think it’s beneficial for educators to share their difficulties/questions/failures online? What do you think keeps educators from sharing these, if they don’t?
- Do you or other educators you know ever compare yourself/themselves to other educators and what they write about their schools/classrooms online? Have these comparisons ever been discouraging?
If you comment on this post, I assume that you are ok with being quoted in the article, unless you say otherwise.
Thanks in advance!