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
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
Oh Valentine’s Day. The Holiday that is supposed to be about love, but is high on the list of hate for teachers all over the Nation. Teachers dread it- the parties, the food, the candy, the games, those cards…. managing all of that is enough to send teachers (who have probably just finished report cards… Continue reading 4 Ways to Make Valentine Parties Easy and Enjoyable for Everyone in the Classroom
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
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?
Every year at our school we hold a Harvest Fest Community Event. It is one of our biggest events of the year. We bring in over 100 pumpkins to the playground for our own pumpkin patch. We decorate the school with scarecrows. We build a hay maze out of the unused straw. We have a… Continue reading Community Event Planning- How to go from crazy to cake! (Literally)