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Spotlight the Value in Key Players
February 11, 2014 10:00 AM | Tagged as Appreciation, celebrations, Communication, PR for schools, promoting your school success, school communication, Websites for schools

Where is the value in the education at your school? Sure, test scores are on the rise and that last PLC meeting was a huge success. But have you taken the time to toot some horns and shout the praises of the people who make this success happen? Recognizing—and spotlighting—the people who make up your school is one of the best ways to make those people feel valuable, a sure-fire way ... Read more

Posted By Abby Herman
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Teach Students Importance of Giving Back
October 22, 2013 7:00 AM | Tagged as Appreciation, districts, family, family life, public relations for schools

Making a difference in the lives of children is the primary reason most of us got involved in education in the first place. We want to help them succeed and realize their dreams, whatever they might be. But let’s not ignore another vital role we have as educators—growing responsible citizens who can pay it forward to the next generation.

For more than 20 years, Read more

Posted By Abby Herman
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Teach Common Courtesy in Your School
September 10, 2013 12:00 AM | Tagged as Appreciation, customer service, family, family life, school safety

Somehow common courtesy has been left by the wayside in our young adults and youth today. Simply turn on the television and you’ll see a plethora of examples on popular shows: children talking back to parents, couples yelling at one another or treating each other with disrespect in front of children, students finagling around punishments from teachers and administrators. And the saddest ... Read more

Posted By Abby Herman
Posted in Appreciation, civility, student success | 0 Replies

Streamline Your Teaching with eBackpack
June 25, 2013 10:00 AM | Tagged as Appreciation, blogs, districts, family, family life, school communication, School Webmasters

With more and more schools moving towards 1:1 iPad or laptop initiatives and implementing “Bring Your Own Device” (BYOD) policies on school campuses, now more than ever teachers desperately need an easy way to collaborate with students, manage projects, and give relatively quick feedback on assignments. Student groups need a way to share information, resources, and assignments, ... Read more

Posted By Rachel Vidoni, Social Media Director
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SWM Website Makeover Contest!
February 5, 2013 10:00 AM | Tagged as Appreciation, celebrations, graphic design for school websites, parent support for schools, public relations for schools, saving your school money, school blogs, school communication, School Webmasters, Websites for schools

Are you sick of trolling through pages and pages of irrelevant school website content looking for what you need? Would you rather shove needles under your fingernails than visit your child’s school website looking for information?

If so, we’ve got great news for you! Your child’s school or small district could win a brand new website and hosting for one year! All you ... Read more

Posted By Rachel Vidoni, Social Media Specialist
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Martin Luther Kings Contribution to Education
January 15, 2013 10:00 AM | Tagged as Appreciation, celebrations, family, holidays, school blogs, School Webmasters

Today is Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday, he would have been 84 today. While he was famously known for his work within the Civil Rights Movement and his many contributions to equality and justice for all people, few perhaps know about his educational background and his commitment to learning.

Martin Luther King Jr. began school at Yonge Street Elementary School in Atlanta, ... Read more

Posted By Rachel Vidoni, Social Media Specialist
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National Soup Month
January 10, 2013 10:00 AM | Tagged as Appreciation, celebrations, family, holidays, school blogs, School Webmasters

January is National Soup Month, 31 glorious days to enjoy a bowl of hot, steamy, comforty goodness. Whether your preference is brothy soup, hearty stews, creamy soups, or even chili, if it goes into a bowl and you can eat it with a spoon, it counts.

We’re guessing you don’t really want to read about soup, but would rather find a great recipe for soup that you can use this ... Read more

Posted By Rachel Vidoni, Social Media Specialist
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National Blood Donor Month
January 3, 2013 10:00 AM | Tagged as Appreciation, celebrations, family, holidays, school blogs, School Webmasters

January is National Blood Donor Month, an important time to remember how many people depend upon donated blood each year. While you have to be 17 to donate blood, some states allow 16 year-olds to donate with parent permission. If you are a high school, consider hosting a blood donation event this month, ... Read more

Posted By Rachel Vidoni, Social Media Specialist
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New Years Resolutions
January 1, 2013 10:00 AM | Tagged as Appreciation, celebrations, family, family life, holidays, school blogs, School Webmasters

Happy New Year!

Were you able to take stock of your life in the week after Christmas, and write down your list of resolutions for 2013? No?

The good news is it’s not too late. Take a moment to yourself this week and think about things you’d like to improve in your life. Remember, it’s not always something you have to do (lose weight, read five books a ... Read more

Posted By Rachel Vidoni, Social Media Specialist
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National Cocoa Day
December 13, 2012 10:00 AM | Tagged as Appreciation, celebrations, family, holidays, School Webmasters

Just what we love: an official holiday celebration honoring the great cup o’ hot chocolate! December 13th is National Cocoa Day, when you can officially make up a mug of your favorite hot chocolate and not worry that the neighbors will think you are being childish. Now that your fridge is clean, ... Read more

Posted By Rachel Vidoni, Social Media Specialist
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