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
Elementary school teachers are accustomed to working in a fast-paced, high-pressure, deadline-driven environment. We get the job done and at the same time the job is never completely finished. There are always more parent and student questions to answer. The topics of questions can range from “What are the dietary restrictions for the first through… Continue reading Crowdsource and Save Planning Time
Bloomz teachers can post student work to a digital portfolio which is essentially a stream of data for parents to access. A student timeline contains awards and a body of work including photos, video, and audio. Over the year you can see how the student has progressed by browsing through his/her timeline. During conferences you can… Continue reading I Use Bloomz Student Timelines Because…
In order for students to thrive, there needs to be positive relationships between families, students and teachers. This year I posted videos to develop and maintain effective relationships with families so that they understood I was able to address each students’ story, strength and need. Here are ten times I utilized the video sharing option… Continue reading 10 Times Videos Boosted Parent Engagement
How exciting to take the class outdoors and head to Soundview Camp with the first through third graders at my school! This was a special trip to me because it was the first time I’ve ever planned an overnight trip for three classes of lower elementary students and chaperones. It’s hard to believe I’d been… Continue reading Off To Camp We Go!
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