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
Teachers want good feedback from students and parents at the end of the school year so that they can improve the coming year. Creating a survey about Bloomz, the features parents liked best and used the most, how they felt about classroom communication, how Bloomz has helped them through out the year, and what do… Continue reading Bloomz End-of-Year Survey for Parents
As teachers, we want to make sure that we are creating a welcoming environment where parents feel at ease to contact us for any reason about their child. In most cases, we are not in contact with parents on a daily basis, and so establishing relationships and trust can be challenging. Teachers have many outlets… Continue reading 6 Ways to Boost Engagement Within Your Parent Community On Bloomz
Teacher Appreciation Week is almost over, and here at Bloomz we are still overwhelmed by all the love and gratefulness we’ve seen displayed both among teachers and from parents who deeply appreciate the educators that mold the minds of their kids. This week we sent parents a small Thank You card that they could sign with a small appreciation… Continue reading A Great Week of #TeacherAppreciation (Updated)
Alright. You found this amazing communication tool to help with parent communication. You sit down and create your class. You find the perfect picture of yourself, and the perfect cover photo of your class, and you are ready to roll. There is just one thing in your way….. Inviting parents! It may seem like work,… Continue reading Tips & Tricks- So Many Ways To Invite, So Little Time
User Question- Why am I getting “connection requests” from people on Bloomz? What does that do? I hear this question a lot from both teachers and parents. Most of the time, they are wary of this invite. It becomes the “friend request on Facebook from the person that you may have went to elementary school… Continue reading Tips and Tricks: Connection Requests
That’s my oven… When making parent phone calls, it is easy to get caught up in chatting about everything from their children to the weather. You plan for a quick talk, and the next time you check your watch it has been 45 minutes! As teachers, it is so easy to do. After all- this… Continue reading Feeling Like You Are “Fall-ing” Behind?…. 5 tips for Staying on Top of Anecdotal Information and Parent Communication
It’s rare that I read an article and have a complete “aha, yes! moment”. Larry Ferlazzo’s article entitled “Involvement or Engagement” did exactly that. Parental Engagement has become a trendy buzz word that has circled the education world for the last several years as something each teacher and school should be implementing. But what does… Continue reading Involvement vs Engagement- Do You Know The Difference?
As the Community Manager of Bloomz, you can often find me hanging out on the internet searching for new articles and data surrounding what we do. Teacher articles are plentiful. Tech Ed information is flourishing. But type in “parental engagement” and you will be hard pressed to find new information pertaining to the subject. There… Continue reading Teachers – Parent Engagement is on the Rise, Be Prepared!
At our school, our parents drive their kids to and from school. I love it when I get to help kids out of their cars. It is amazing how much four year olds can resemble adults in the morning. You have the early birds that jump out of the car to give you a big… Continue reading Up A Creek Without A… Car Seat?