Social media is making it easier and easier to stay in touch with your former students. Today, I had a great conversation with a former student. He is a freshman in the business program at Purdue University. The only reason it happened is because of social media. I used to be in the sales business and seeing the number of sales was a crystal clear was of tracking success. As an educator, seeing the outcome of your work is not always clear.
Social media is helping me make my effort clearer. I often talk to students about their experiences at the collegiate level. I work with former students to figure out ways to make current students even more prepared not just to start college, but to finish. Talking with former students actually give me the teacher a chance to fulfill the motivational factor of what my outcomes are. It inspires me that students actually are listening! Stay in touch with your students and