“I think that posting information on the internet is inappropriate. I think it’s a wonderful idea for parents and teachers to get to know each other. I don’t think there is anything wrong with parents and teachers becoming friends with each other and communicating, but not through the informal methods of the internet. Email is just fine.” Keith Zimmerman recently gave this advice to Baltimore City teachers.
The teachers were attending seminars hosted by the Baltimore Teachers Union (BTU) to help inform teachers about how they should conduct themselves with regard to social media. Prudence was the prevailing theme.
The seminars have prompted several stories by ABC2 News. The stories features Zimmerman, BTU officials, teachers, and others. The story is available on ABC2’s website: “Should parents friend their childs teacher on facebook?”.
Zimmerman was recently selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2012 in the field of Labor Law (Unions). Last year Zimmerman helped the BTU negotiate its landmark contract with the Baltimore City Board of School Commissioners.