How to Quickly Create, Send, & Translate a Parent Newsletter

“At the end of the day, the most overwhelming key to a child’s success is the positive involvement of parents.” – Jane D. Hull A […]

Keeping in Touch with Parents

One of my latest emails resulted in a teacher asking about best methods to communicate with home and keep/get parents engaged. Social media might seem […]

Time savers for teachers: A more efficient you!

Time is always a factor for teachers. Looking for some time-management, productivity ideas to get more done? Look no further. (Public domain image via Pixabay.com)It's […]

20+ strategies to strengthen the link with parents at home

In the end, parents and teachers really do have the same goals. Parents want to see their kids become the best human beings they can […]

Five questions to ask before assigning homework

After co-authoring Ditch That Homework, I’ve participated in LOTS of meaningful discussions about the subject. And they haven’t all been about “homework is evil and […]

Customized email newsletters for every kid with Google Forms

Classroom newsletters are kind of hit and miss. If you’re sending photocopies of them home in students’ backpacks, I’ll bet your success rate is less […]

How to get parents on board with your big changes

As teachers, we work hard to get our students on board with what we’re doing in class. We try our best to relate everything to […]

Virtual high-fives: sending praise home

For the past five Mondays, I’ve set my intention on who I’m going to single out for the week.  No, not in the negative sense, but […]

Tech Tuesday: my favorite LMS – JupiterEd

This is the first of a multi-part series on some of the specific features of the LMS JupiterEd. While our district strongly promotes the Canvas LMS, […]

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