Remember when you were in elementary or middle school and you saw your teacher at the grocery store? It was like they were completely out of place and you couldn’t handle it because all you ever associated them with was the classroom. This was true for me as an adolescent. Now that I’m a teacher… Continue reading Developing Personal and Meaningful Relationships With Families
I was sitting on the couch Sunday night before returning back to school after spring break and it felt like the day before the first day of school again. I wondered what each one of my students did during the break. I know that some probably had amazing family trips, while others had Pacific Northwest… Continue reading Post Spring Break Connections
It’s hard to believe May is the last full month of school. It’s even harder to grapple with the fact that this might be the completion of work between some teachers and students. People move, change schools, graduate, and teachers are reassigned. How can teachers make an impact in this final stretch of time together?… Continue reading Relationships Are Worth More Than A Score
Today we released the long-awaited feature that our have been waiting for: Year-End Videos. This premium feature allows teachers and parents to easily create video stories with the pictures shared in the Bloomz classroom. If you were using Bloomz last year, you’ll remember these videos are more than a just slideshow – to make them really… Continue reading Year-End Videos Are Back!
Public School districts around the United States are culturally diverse often with more than 80 languages represented. While working as a kindergarten teacher at Cedar Crest Academy in Bellevue, WA, I developed relationships with families from around the world. I worked with students whose first languages were Chinese, Korean, Telugu, Russian, and Japanese. One boy,… Continue reading Culturally Diverse Districts Benefit from Auto Translation Feature
According to Ernest Hemingway, true nobility comes from being superior to your former self. That’s what we at Bloomz are all about – self improvement. Today, we released a new update to our mobile and web app that includes a series of improvements that make our app more friendly, easy to navigate and gets you… Continue reading Huge Update from Bloomz is Now Live!
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