If I can’t see you, I probably think you can’t see me

Managing Myself: Hidden Behavior explores the relationship between our perception of visibility and our actions. Simply put, when we think we’re hidden – no matter how thin our concealment might be – we choose different behaviors.

How might this apply to the learning environment? First, our students will likely change behavior depending on our position in the room. Second, teachers will likely change our behavior depending on our position in the room.

The concept readily transfers to the web, where the illusion of privacy lingers. The wise Merlyn practices transparency and discretion in the digital age.

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