Why School Administrators Need to Embrace Social Media

Jeff GargasBlog, Connect Better, Lead Better, Tech Better

TL;DR: Your community is on social media now more than ever. If you’re not utilizing social media to communicate with students, stakeholders, and staff, you’re not using a potentially valuable tool. In the “new world” of COVID-19, people are turning to social media even more. You should be there. There is so much value in simply listening to your community. … Read More

Best Practices for Communicating with Families

Becky ThalBlog, Connect Better

TL;DR: Strategies for best communication practices, including being proactive, making time for what’s important, keeping it simple, and being consistent. Using ClassDojo, ClassTag, SeeSaw, Remind, emails, phone calls, notes, postcards, and social media as tools to communicate and stay connected with families. Now more than ever, parents and teachers need to work as a team for the benefit of our … Read More

Maintaining Positive Culture Even When Apart

Teach Better TeamBlog, Connect Better, Innovate Better, Lead Better

TL;DR: Classroom culture is something we all work hard to build and maintain. Steps and ideas to cultivate our classroom culture, even while apart. Realistic ideas and suggestions to connect with students, staff, and families from home. Classroom and school culture are massive components of our jobs as educators. It’s vital that we cultivate an environment where our students and … Read More

6 Effective Communication Strategies for Mentoring Student Teachers (Video)

Jeff GargasBlog, Lead Better, Video(s)

Video Highlights: Rae Hughart shares the who, what, where, when, why, and how of effective communication. We are always striving to build better relationships so we can better communicate. Make sure you are as clear as possible. Look at who’s involved. Plan for the “when.” When does it make the most sense? What’s your focus? What are you talking about? … Read More