I have owned a Smart Phone for the last 3 years. For two of those years I have had my work email address hooked up to my phones. Recently it is becoming an issue that I am too easily accessible through Social Media tools/email and it really is starting to blur the lines between the time I am at work and not at work.
I wonder if I’m better off being as connected as I am or not. Its a fine line that everyone needs to walk in regards to their connection between their home and work lives. Especially beginning teachers as the burn out rate has been reported to be as high as 50% with in the first 5 years of teaching. Is too much connection to students going to end up being our undoing? Or is it just an annoyance that we will all need to eventually live with?