Mel's Stories

5 Things Teachers Wished Happened at the End of the School Year

There have been so many blog posts and even viral videos going around lately about how parents are- well, just done with the school year.  My favorite was a re-share from a blog post in 2013 entitled “Worst End of School Mom Ever” by Jen Hatmaker.  “Moms, remember how you packed innovative and nutritional lunches… Continue reading 5 Things Teachers Wished Happened at the End of the School Year

Tips & Tricks

Tip: Groups Help You Get Organized And Save Time

If you were to ask me what the most underrated feature is on the Bloomz app I would say hands down- Groups.  As educators, we get so caught up in managing our day to day calendar, updates, volunteers, etc. that filtering our classes to make information distribution lists once again seem like a chore.  Chances… Continue reading Tip: Groups Help You Get Organized And Save Time

Featured Teacher

Featured Teacher: Aneta Lasek

We were overwhelmed with the responses we received about our Featured Teacher Blogs during Teacher Appreciation Week.  Because we believe teaching is the noblest profession of all, and educators don’t get near the recognition they deserve, we will be doing a weekly featured teacher throughout the year! Aneta Lasek came into my life as a… Continue reading Featured Teacher: Aneta Lasek

Announcements

Bloomz Named Finalist in 2015 American Business Awards

13th annual Stevie® Awards will be presented on June 22 in Chicago and September 11 in San Francisco Redmond, WA – May 13, 2015 – Bloomz was named a Finalist in the Collaborative Social Media Solution for Educators category in The 2015 American Business Awards, and will ultimately be a Gold, Silver, or Bronze Stevie® Award… Continue reading Bloomz Named Finalist in 2015 American Business Awards

Featured Article

On Bullying and the Benefits of Classroom Communities

I recently read about a local high school where their students had been participating in something called “May Madness.”  Evidently it is a school-wide “tradition” where a bunch of boys put together a bracket of girls, and then vote on who is hotter.  The winner moves up the bracket, while other girls fall of because… Continue reading On Bullying and the Benefits of Classroom Communities