1. Why did you become a teacher? I became a teacher because I wanted to make a difference in the world. I knew the best way to make a difference was to teach our future! They are an amazing group!!! 2. What is your greatest teaching moment? When a student who is struggling “gets it”, it… Continue reading Bloomz Teacher Of The Week- Christelle Patselas
Oh Valentine’s Day. The Holiday that is supposed to be about love, but is high on the list of hate for teachers all over the Nation. Teachers dread it- the parties, the food, the candy, the games, those cards…. managing all of that is enough to send teachers (who have probably just finished report cards… Continue reading 4 Ways to Make Valentine Parties Easy and Enjoyable for Everyone in the Classroom
Alright. You found this amazing communication tool to help with parent communication. You sit down and create your class. You find the perfect picture of yourself, and the perfect cover photo of your class, and you are ready to roll. There is just one thing in your way….. Inviting parents! It may seem like work,… Continue reading Tips & Tricks- So Many Ways To Invite, So Little Time
User Question- Why am I getting “connection requests” from people on Bloomz? What does that do? I hear this question a lot from both teachers and parents. Most of the time, they are wary of this invite. It becomes the “friend request on Facebook from the person that you may have went to elementary school… Continue reading Tips and Tricks: Connection Requests
That’s my oven… When making parent phone calls, it is easy to get caught up in chatting about everything from their children to the weather. You plan for a quick talk, and the next time you check your watch it has been 45 minutes! As teachers, it is so easy to do. After all- this… Continue reading Feeling Like You Are “Fall-ing” Behind?…. 5 tips for Staying on Top of Anecdotal Information and Parent Communication
It’s rare that I read an article and have a complete “aha, yes! moment”. Larry Ferlazzo’s article entitled “Involvement or Engagement” did exactly that. Parental Engagement has become a trendy buzz word that has circled the education world for the last several years as something each teacher and school should be implementing. But what does… Continue reading Involvement vs Engagement- Do You Know The Difference?
Every year at our school we hold a Harvest Fest Community Event. It is one of our biggest events of the year. We bring in over 100 pumpkins to the playground for our own pumpkin patch. We decorate the school with scarecrows. We build a hay maze out of the unused straw. We have a… Continue reading Community Event Planning- How to go from crazy to cake! (Literally)