It’s common practice for teachers to send a weekly email with curriculum and event updates to class families. Other than work, I can’t think of any other situation in life where a person would receive weekly emails with a plethora of important dates to remember. These dates I’m referring to directly effect a child’s learning… Continue reading Share Information In Digestable Increments
This past March, on International Women’s Day, I asked students to talk with their parents and post a picture of women who inspire them on our Bloomz Newsfeed. Because I teach a multi-grade Montessori class, my students range in ages six through nine. I teach a three year cycle and I alternate yearly assignments so… Continue reading How Can Teachers Utilize Bloomz to Encourage Student Interests?
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
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
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
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
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