Guest Post · Tips & Tricks

Spring Cleansing of the Mind and Classroom

Spring is an exceptionally busy time for teachers because of assessments, progress reports, and conferences. Along with those items I also have an overnight field trip and spring event planning on my to-do list right now. If I think about it all at once I will find myself completely overwhelmed. Simultaneously, the sunshine is bursting through… Continue reading Spring Cleansing of the Mind and Classroom

Guest Post · Tips & Tricks

3 Things I Did On Bloomz to Save Time

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

Guest Post · Professional Development · Tips & Tricks

Performance-Based Assessment and Student Timelines

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

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Bloomz Teachers Bypass Burnout

  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

Guest Post · Technology · Tips & Tricks

Determined My Students Will Succeed!

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!

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Invite Parents for Read Across America Day

March 2nd is National Read Across America Day! Students from coast-to-coast are picking up books and focusing their attention to the joy and importance of reading. Want to boost parent involvement in your classroom? Read Across America is the perfect holiday and Bloomz has the technology to help! With a convenient sign-up tool to organize… Continue reading Invite Parents for Read Across America Day