A parent volunteer’s enthusiasm and energy makes an impact in the students’ experience. Each parent has a special gift to contribute to the classroom. Some have time to show up and teach a craft while others can provide items for group projects. As volunteer needs arise, post a sign-up on Bloomz to encourage community participation. I… Continue reading Teachers Truly Value Volunteers!
Are you still using email to communicate with families? Have you noticed that parents aren’t opening them or they do two days after you needed? More and more these days, parents are bombarded by emails from all kinds of sources, from regular communications to promotional emails, junk email, and more. Teachers can’t expect to reliably… Continue reading Your Classroom Needs More Than Just Email for Parent Communication!
In my classroom I integrate technology Montessori style. Traditionally Montessori did not incorporate technology but at my school we include it as an option since technical literacy is an important skill valued in society. Students get blocks of open work time and a checklist of goals to accomplish. Everyone completes the work at their own pace.… Continue reading Combining Other E-Learning Tools With Bloomz
Summer is fast approaching and with it the end of the school year, but that doesn’t mean you can’t encourage fun learning and involvement all summer long. Hold on, that doesn’t mean you will be working over the summer break, it only means that you can extend your relationship with students and their parents, helping… Continue reading 9 Fun Summer Ideas to Schedule Using Bloomz
As teachers, we want to make sure that we are creating a welcoming environment where parents feel at ease to contact us for any reason about their child. In most cases, we are not in contact with parents on a daily basis, and so establishing relationships and trust can be challenging. Teachers have many outlets… Continue reading 6 Ways to Boost Engagement Within Your Parent Community On Bloomz
We finish our series of tips for parents to help keep them engaged in their child’s education with timeless advice that has proven to not only help children with their education, but also create a special bond between kids and their parents: Reading. When children read, or when books are read aloud to them, they… Continue reading [New Parent Series] Tip 5: Reading is a Best Friend
In the fourth tip of our Parent Series to help parents stay engaged with their child’s education, we provide some thoughts on using consistent, predictable activities that help their kids’ know what to do, and what to expect, so they can stay on task and focused. An organized routine can help maximize the potential of your child’s education.… Continue reading [New Parent Series]Tip 4: Use Predictable Routines