Shana White

Expert is a term often thrown around in variety of professional circles. In education and edutwitter world “expert” implies a variety of things and often is tossed around rather freely and sometimes brings along with it some pretentious behavior. I believe many individuals (especially in edutwitter land) have self-designated expert labels almost as similar to the hearing someone of referring to themselves in third person. Now when discussing someone in education who might be an “expert” of a edtech tool or teaching strategy it can be somewhat easier to quantify or “show my work” similar to how one would earn a MAT, Ed.S, or Ed.D. However when we get into complex, multi-layered topics like racism, equity, or social justice who should be considered or labeled an expert or leader tends to become a little more tricky.

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