Tools for Digital Communication with Students and Families

Meghan HoseyBlog, Connect Better, Tech Better

TL;DR: Communicating with students and their families is necessary to fully support students. Tools for digital communication include Remind, Google Classroom, emails, Seesaw, Flipgrid, Google Meet, ClassDojo, ClassTag, and more! When we think about a normal school day, we as teachers spend hours each day with our students. Then our students go home and spend hours with their families. This … Read More

SEL in the New Normal

Jennifer AppelBlog, Connect Better, Lead Better

TL;DR: Planning for social emotional learning in the new normal. Strategies to prioritize SEL and the whole child, including being flexible, focusing on social issues and changes, checking in with others and meeting them with empathy, and ensuring that we are taking time to understand where students are at in their learning. “New beginnings are often disguised as painful endings” … Read More

Starting The Parent Connection Off Right With A Video!

Teach Better TeamBlog, Video(s)

Video Highlights: Tiffany Ott shares her favorite way to make strong parent connections early in the school year – through video! Explore the reasons why people love video – and are more likely to watch it than read the same information! Discover the easiest tool out there for recording parent welcome videos. Learn what you should include in your parent … Read More

Parent Communication: Starting Your Year Off on the Right Foot

Erin HealeyBlog, Start Here

Parent Communication - Starting Your Year off on The Right Foot

Have you set up effective parent communication? I am incredibly excited to start another year of teaching next week! In the midst of preparing my seating charts and first day activities, I have also begun to lay the foundation for consistent parent communication throughout my entire school year. This is one of the most important steps to take in the … Read More