It motivated me to bring some much-needed radical changes to my classroom teaching.
I told myself that if I wanted my students to become savvy and strategic public relations and social media professionals, I had to embrace these tools myself.
I, finally, started to practice what i was teaching in the classroom. I started to do everything that I required my students to do, such as blogging, creating content, and developing a professional brand for myself. I also became a student. I started to educate myself on emerging trends in social media marketing, education, and what it takes to help young adults become ready.
Back then, the intention of practicing what I teach and embracing social media was so simple. I wanted to be a better teacher. However, little did I know that simple decision to become a better teacher literally CHANGED my teaching and professional career.