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!
Last week the latest Bloomz premium feature rolled out! Teachers are excited to share Engagement Reports with colleagues, administrators, and principals. It’s astounding to look at how much I’ve connected with my classroom community and we’re only halfway through the school year! If you have an evaluation or contract renewal coming up now is the right… Continue reading #BloomzSavesTime
Valentine’s Day is a time for love and friendship in schools around the country. As a teacher, Bloomz helps me organize the details around Valentine’s Day and provides me with a platform to share holiday related activities. I can easily post sign-ups for parents to bring in healthy Valentine’s Day treats or party supplies. Sharing… Continue reading Innovate Valentine’s Day with Bloomz
We are excited to announce to all our users the availability of our newest premium feature on Bloomz: Engagement Reports! You may have noticed something come up on your app recently, a small text link at the top of your feed titled “Engagement Report”. This is the latest addition to our Premium feature lineup and… Continue reading Live Now! Engagement Reports for Teachers and Administrators
It was the summer of August 2015 when I started working at a new school, West Seattle Montessori and Academy. I landed the position as a Lower Elementary Teacher of a class called The Horned Owls. There were two other owl themed classes, Barn and Snowy. All three owl crews were made up of… Continue reading How My School Got Started With Bloomz
Being that it is my 4th year as a classroom teacher, there are plenty of teachable moments to reflect upon. I teach lower elementary at West Seattle Montessori & Academy. I have a multi-grade classroom with 1st, 2nd, and 3rd graders. I teach math, science, literacy, art, and cultural. Looking back at 2017 here are… Continue reading My Top Ten Bloomz Moments from 2017
Computer science can help people, save people, and connect people. It is the art of blending human ideas and digital tools to increase our power. Computer Science Education Week was December 4-10, 2017. Millions of students try computer science for one hour in December. This year Bloomz participated in Computer Science Week to share and gain… Continue reading Bloomz Participated in Computer Science Education Week