Improving Stakeholder Communication

Dana GoodierBlog, Connect Better, Differentiate Better, Lead Better

TL;DR: Remember to offer in-person, live, virtual, and recorded access to events so everyone has access. Make sure your school website is up to date. Consider the use of video messages as a form of communication. Consider different modalities of communication and participation for families and the community to get involved with the school. Every beginning to a new school … Read More

Lessons Learned From a Northern Town

Sandra WeirBlog, Connect Better, Engage Better

TL;DR: Respect the history of your stakeholders by being curious about how to improve interactions. There are many experiences, not things, to be grateful for. When you know better, you do better. Be willing and open to learn. The people you work with support you and are your family. Lean on each other. As you move on to new opportunities, … Read More

Riding the Waves of Change

Lauren M. KaufmanBlog, Connect Better, Reflect Better

TL;DR: Change is inevitable. We should welcome the changes to the way we approach curriculum, instruction, and assessment. Those in the education world should research, ask good questions, and include all the various stakeholders who live and interact with the experiences on the frontlines. We need to make teaching and learning practices more accessible for students and families. The Crashing … Read More

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

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