parent communication

Schools Are Suffering a Failure to Communicate – Education Article

It should be easy to communicate, right? But from where I am sitting, it seems to be more difficult than ever for both students and adults. We have E-mail, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, and so many other platforms designed for person-to-person communication. You’d think we would all be masters of communication with so many high-powered tools at our fingertips. Yet I’m seeing more and more communication breakdown among educators, parents, and students. I learned my own lesson very early this…

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How to Quickly Email Parents in Multiple Languages – Teacher Reboot Camp – Education Article

“If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart.” – Nelson Mandela Each week I communicate with the parents of my 200+ students in multiple languages and this has made such a profound impact on student outcomes and relationships! In this post I explain how to use the free Google Sheets add-on,  Form Mule,  to send a personalized email to…

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The Next Generation of School Communication – Education Article

Family engagement and clear school communication are essential throughout the school year. How do you stay connected with your entire school community? Education technology tools can help all members of a school and district share information. As you reflect on the ways you’ve established clear channels of communication in the past and think forward to the upcoming school year, I have a powerful EdTech tool to share with you! It is called ParentSquare, and as the name calls out it…

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How to Quickly Create, Send, & Translate a Parent Newsletter – Teacher Reboot Camp – Education Article

“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 few weeks ago I sent my first parent newsletter to 400+ parents. The newsletter (a link and pdf) was emailed to every parent with a Spanish version as well! Next time I might try Turkish and other languages. You might think sending this monthly newsletter is time-consuming, but with Google Slides, Formmule, and Templates I’ve…

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