In the week before mid-winter break I breezed by my principal in the hall and she said, “You’re getting a new student after break! Let’s meet to talk about it.” It’s well known that in education the amount of topics teachers need to meet about our innumerable and the time in which to do so… Continue reading You’ll Have A New Student After Mid-Winter Break!
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?
A retired teacher tells us how his last year of teaching was different than any other before, thanks to Bloomz. The below text, came from Jim Baker. A teacher who reached retirement after 37 years in education, and who enjoyed so much Bloomz he volunteered his awesome story to be shared with our community. Check… Continue reading My Last Year of Teaching
Througout the month of January, classroom teachers at my school are teaming up to put on the play Bye Bye Birdie. We are spending two full days each week practicing for the play. This is a fantastic opportunity to collaborate as a school community. Grades one through eight start each day together at 9 AM… Continue reading Reaching The Whole School Community
When a parent supports their child’s education, academic success follows. Here are three ways Bloomz makes it easy for parents to help children succeed in school. 1.Attend Back-to-School Night and Parent-Teacher Conferences It is important to attend back to school night at the beginning of the year to understand the teacher’s expectations as well as school-wide… Continue reading Three Ways Parents Using Bloomz Help Children Succeed in School
In order to get the most out of Bloomz as a parent, utilize these three features and experience excellent school communication. You and your family will be easily identifiable by teachers as you develop relationships to benefit your child’s academic and social-emotional success. Upload Your Profile Picture Teachers and parents will get to know you… Continue reading Parents: Three Tips to Optimize Your Bloomz Experience
At curriculum night parents and guardians meet the classroom teachers to learn about grade level curriculum and expectations for the school year. Before I implemented Bloomz as a means for parent communication I was a bit apprehensive about curriculum night. I was more accustomed to standing in front of children so I feared being faced… Continue reading Bloomz Makes For A Stress Free Curriculum Night
Technology has profoundly changed the way teachers connect with families in just five years. Looking back at my student teaching experience, I am amazed at the shift in communication methods. People were just signing up for Square, Google Glass was in the works, and the best multi-media smartphone of 2012 was the Apple iPhone 4S. This… Continue reading Then and Now: Parent Communication
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!
One of the questions I see often from our users is “I have multiple classes, and I want to be able to add an event to more than one class, rather than posting the same thing over and over.” Or, “We are having an all 4th grade party, and I want to create one sign… Continue reading Tips & Tricks- School Accounts