It’s not something every elementary teacher sets out to address but it does come up, especially for third graders towards the end of the year. Last week I noticed a certain…funk appearing throughout the day in my classroom. After recess and PE the class didn’t smell as fresh anymore. Also, when kids were instructed to… Continue reading Using Tech To Support Student Health
What sets Bloomz apart from other parent teacher communication apps? It’s the fact that it is all encompassing. Bloomz incorporates every aspect of communication a teacher needs to effectively connect and inform a school community. Parents can rest easy knowing that they are completely in-the-loop with what is happening in their child’s class and teachers… Continue reading Eight Ways Bloomz Expedited and Facilitated My Classroom’s Communication Needs In ONE WEEK Of School
The latest Bloomz premium feature, Engagement Reports, shows teachers how much time they’ve saved. I was surprised and delighted to find out I’ve saved more than fifty hours by using Bloomz this year! In my experience Bloomz saves me time because I have all the aspects of communication in one place. For example messaging with parents, setting… Continue reading 3 Things I Did On Bloomz to Save Time
A performance-based assessment requires students to carry out a task rather than select an answer from a multiple choice list. These types of assessments can be applied to any subject area. For example, in math a student would count out change in an imaginary store exchange. In literacy, a student might act as a news… Continue reading Performance-Based Assessment and Student Timelines
At times of grief and tragedy it is hard to know what to write because it all seems so terrifying and the feeling of helplessness swells. One thing I do know that provides comfort and clarity is talking to other teachers experiencing the same thing. Maybe you have thoughts or wisdom to share and with this… Continue reading More Questions Than Answers; One Teachers Reflection on Student Isolation
It’s no secret that teaching has a higher turnover rate compared to other professions. I remember sitting in Methods in Language Arts 3-5 at Heritage University when my professor prepared us for the cold hard truth of teacher turnover. He warned us that more than half of teachers change professions after three years. Why… Continue reading Bloomz Teachers Bypass Burnout
Critical self-reflection is an important component to being a successful teacher. I’ve been thinking about how the first half of the school year went. Was it fulfilling? Did I anticipate it would go this way? I was recently inspired by Principal Kafele’s essay, SELF DETERMINATION: You Have Got to Want Success for Your Students BADLY! Principal Kafele… Continue reading Determined My Students Will Succeed!