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Tell the Kids Thank You
December 22, 2015 11:00 AM | Tagged as Appreciation, Communication

The job of a school administrator is difficult, and often thankless. But we know all too well that it’s the kids that keep you going back for more, day after day and year after year. Even when you might be more thankful for a hot bath or a school vacation, it’s important that our children, our students, know how important they are to our lives.

As 2015 comes to a close, ... Read more

Posted By Abby M. Herman
Posted in Appreciation, Educational Leadership, student success | 0 Replies

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

Make Your Website a Go-To Resource...And Keep it That Way
December 8, 2015 12:00 PM | Tagged as Communication, parent communication, promoting your school success, school website best practices, school website management, Websites for schools

As we approach the end of the calendar year, the minds of teachers and administrators are filled with classroom holiday parties, final exam schedules, and thoughts of planning for a new semester—a new year. The 2015-16 school year is well underway; if someone visits your school website today, will they see that fact reflected in your content? Or (we shudder at the thought), will they be ... Read more

Posted By Anna Nolan
Posted in Website Best Practices, Website Management, Websites for Schools | 0 Replies

Our Clients: Tops in Social Media
November 24, 2015 12:00 PM | Tagged as Communication, Instagram for schools, Marketing your school, PR for schools, promoting your school success, public relations for schools, social media for schools, Twitter for schools

The world today is obsessed with social media. And more and more, schools are turning to social to get noticed, get the word out to their community, and to support learning. We’ve scoured our clients’ social media pages and we’re proud to offer you some of the highlights we’ve seen over the last few months.

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Posted By Abby M. Herman
Posted in Public Relations, Social Media | 0 Replies

E-mail Etiquette for Admins
November 10, 2015 12:00 PM | Tagged as Communication, E-mails, employee communication, parent communication

E-mail is the one of the most useful advances the technological age has seen in the last twenty years. Online correspondence saves postage, provides documentation, and we can send it at any time of day from almost any place with ease. However, considering 93 percent of all face-to-face communication is nonverbal, how can schools ensure that their messages are communicated via e-mail ... Read more

Posted By Diana Heilman
Posted in Educational Leadership, Online Etiquette , Technology | 1 Reply

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

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

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