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Can You Hear Me Now? Inter-Office Communication Tools
December 15, 2015 12:00 PM | Tagged as Communication, saving time, school communication

As your school grows, you’ll find you need a more structured method for inter-office communication than just leaving notes in the teacher’s lounge or sending mass e-mails to your staff. Providing your faculty and staff with a viable forum for communicating with co-workers is essential for employee satisfaction, something that’s good for your school’s work culture and ... Read more

Posted By Anna Nolan
Posted in Communication, Save your staff time, Staff | 0 Replies

Transparency Matters
October 20, 2015 6:00 AM | Tagged as Communication, parent communication, PR for schools, public relations for schools, school communication

People are talking about your school. Good or bad, they’re spreading news, raising questions, and assessing everything from the friendliness of your cafeteria staff to the effectiveness of your leadership. People will talk, with or without the full picture, so it’s important to understand that the quality of the information on which they base their conversations really depends on ... Read more

Posted By Anna Nolan
Posted in Communication, Educational Leadership, Public Relations | 0 Replies

Be Your Own Storyteller
October 13, 2015 6:00 AM | Tagged as Communication, informative websites, parent communication, PR for schools, public relations for schools, school communication, school website best practices

As a school administrator, your plate is certainly full. You show up each day, really show up, and you know that you’re giving your all. You also see, firsthand, the everyday successes of your students and staff as you watch them progress throughout the school year and from kindergarten through high school graduation. You know all this, but what do others think about your school or ... Read more

Posted By Anna Nolan
Posted in Communication, Educational Leadership, Public Relations | 0 Replies

Encourage Parent Involvement
September 29, 2015 6:00 AM | Tagged as Communication, family, family life, informative websites, parenting communication

We all know that students must be at school consistently to be successful, but just as powerful is parent involvement. And, according to the National Education Association, the school—not necessarily the parents—help determine how involved the parents actually are.

Children need to see their parents ... Read more

Posted By Abby M. Herman
Posted in Communication, Educational Leadership, Parent Involvement | 0 Replies

Tech Tips to Keep Families in the Loop
September 8, 2015 6:00 AM | Tagged as Communication, family, parenting communication, school communication, teacher websites

As a school administrator, one of your most important roles is to support your faculty in their work. An important part of that work involves strengthening the connection between home and school, keeping students and their parents in the loop. So how can you support them in that very important task? Well, one thing you can do it to provide professional learning opportunities that revolve around ... Read more

Posted By Anna Nolan
Posted in Communication, Creating Efficiencies, Educational Leadership | 0 Replies

PTO: How to Encourage Parental Involvement
September 1, 2015 6:00 AM | Tagged as districts, parent communication, parent support for schools, parenting communication

Lack of funds. High turnover. Volunteer burn-out. Frequent miscommunication. Lack of engagement. These are just some of the consequences that a poorly structured parent teacher organization can incur. Even the most stable PTOs can encounter unnecessary obstacles without the right leadership and parental involvement. But what can you, as a school administrator, do to encourage parents to join ... Read more

Posted By Diana Heilman
Posted in Communication, PTO, student success | 0 Replies

To Blog or to Vlog?
August 18, 2015 6:00 AM | Tagged as blogs, Communication, parent communication, vlogs

Some school administrators are just not writers—and who can blame them? They’re busy running the school district, making sure teachers are on track with their goals, talking to parents, attending meetings, you name it. But they still have vital information they want to disseminate to families and the community.

Enter the vlog. Video blogs are all the rage these days. ... Read more

Posted By Abby M. Herman
Posted in Blogging, Blogs, Communication | 0 Replies

Stay in Touch This Summer
May 26, 2015 6:00 AM | Tagged as Communication, districts, family, Marketing your school, parent communication, school communication, school website management, School Websites, social media for schools

Summer break is almost here, and everyone at your school is ready for a well-deserved break! You might be ready for a vacation too, but the strong communication you’ve worked so hard to build up with families over the course of the year shouldn’t fall by the wayside this summer. While your students’ parents will also be ready for a break from daily school updates, ... Read more

Posted By Anna Nolan
Posted in Communication, School Breaks, Social Media | 0 Replies

Top 3 Negative Messages Your Calendar is Sending
May 19, 2015 6:00 AM | Tagged as Communication, districts, informative websites, Marketing your school, PR for schools, public relations for schools, school website best practices, School Websites, website best practices

Your school’s online calendar is often the go-to place for parents. They’ve lost their yearly printed calendar, and they can’t remember when spring break is, or what time the band concert starts. So they head over to your school website to find what they need. But there’s nothing there! Parents have to call the school office, tying up the phone line—and your ... Read more

Posted By Abby M. Herman
Posted in Communication, Website Design & Management, Websites for Schools | 0 Replies

Professional Networking for Admins
March 31, 2015 6:00 AM | Tagged as blogs, Communication, districts, employee communication

It can be lonely at the top. A typical school setting allows numerous opportunities for teachers to connect with one another and exchange ideas, but there’s often just one principal on campus and one superintendent at the district office. For the school administrator, collaborating with colleagues can be a little trickier and may require a little more legwork. Fortunately, since the dawn ... Read more

Posted By Anna Nolan
Posted in Communication, Educational Leadership, Networking | 0 Replies

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