. School administrators are just as strapped for time as the teachers who work directly with the students. It is your duty to keep track of the many school rosters, ensure that there are no overlaps in scheduling and keep the different groups of people involved in your school up to speed with what is going on. Even a principal of a small school knows that all of this is not an easy task to accomplish. Simplifying Communication is the First Step Towards Simplifying Your School Day School principals, secretaries and support staff talk with a lot of people during the day. There are a lot of inside school conversations taking place, but there is also a lot of time being spent on sending various communications to the parents of their alumni. Emails about upcoming meetings from the principal, field trip information from teachers, and vaccination reminders from the school
Teachers can use all the help they can get, whether it be from parents pitching in with supplies, or technology that helps to make their daily responsibilities easier. Taking advantage of modern technology gives teachers more time to focus on education and their students. The internet provides a wealth of useful tools for teachers that offer help in taking care of daily tasks and should be used as a vital part of their classroom. Here are our top 5 educational tech tools that possess a variety of features that every teacher could use to make life easier: 1) 10 Minute Lesson Plans Creating lesson plans takes up the limited free time that a teacher has. 10 Minute Lesson Plans works quickly with a lesson plan builder that takes you through each step. This is a free service that you only need to register with in order to create, save, print,
Being a good teacher goes far beyond providing students with knowledge and skills. Good teaching is about attitude and the way in which you influence your students. If you are in doubt about your teaching style, look past what and focus more on how you are delivering your knowledge. 1) Show Respect for Your Students A good teacher values the input and opinions of their students. If students are free to offer ideas and express feelings they will learn how to show respect for others. Be approachable and a great listener and your students will be more likely to pay close attention to everything you have to share with them. 2) Treat Your Classroom Like a Little Community A student should feel secure the second they enter your classroom, knowing that there are rules to follow, yet in a supportive environment. Make sure that each student understands their role
Outreach programs at the college level are wonderful programs to help promote continuing education. By working with local high schools they can find young people who would not only benefit from the opportunity of higher education, but also appreciate it. If you are looking for ways to further your college outreach program, you can try implementing some of these practices. Most not only increase your exposure to community kids, they will help you pinpoint where the needs are. 1) Start Mentoring Programs Speak with your professors who are directly involved in education classes. These students can benefit from hands on experience with children in the local high schools. As part of the project, make it their responsibility to identify weaknesses in the school system as well as identify students who show the potential that would benefit from your outreach. 2) Build Strong Relationships With High School Guidance Counselors In most
Staying in touch with your class room parents and maintaining positive communication is a top priority for every teacher. You can make it easy on yourself and the parents by using modern methods like SMS text messaging regularly. By setting in place clear lines of communication from the start of the school year you can expect a supportive group of parents who are willing to work with you in educating their children. The First Week In order to effectively use SMS text messaging to stay in touch with your student’s parents, you will first need to ask for mobile phone numbers. Use open house night at school as your opportunity to first broach the subject of text messaging with the parents and ask that they provide you with the information you need. You will be surprised at the large number of parents who will show enthusiasm for your innovative approach
In addition to educating, disciplining and caring for children, teachers have the added responsibility of communicating with the parents of their students. As many teachers soon learn, this could be the most difficult part of their job. Parents can be hard to reach and when you do, it is often even harder to get them to commit to a face to face meeting. To get around this, more and more educators are turning to technology to help them get parents involved in their child’s education. What many teachers are finding now is that parents are more responsive to phone calls, text messages and emails then they are to notes sent home. We have all become accustomed to communicating this way, and teachers are learning to use these new methods to their advantage. Try these ideas to help build a strong line of communication with your student’s parents: Start the School
Being bullied at school is a threat to a child’s mental and physical health as well as their self-esteem and ability to learn. Their sense of security is threatened as one of the few places where they are supposed to feel safe is now fraught with fear and anxiety. In order to turn this around, children who are the victims of a bully need be able to regain some control over their life. In the last few years, school bullying has turned from stealing someone’s lunch money, to harmful physical violence. This escalation in the severity of bullying calls for drastic measures on the part of school officials, police officers and parents. The problem that officials and parents are facing is the reluctance of children to report a bully. It is suggested that this is due to a lack of confidence that the adult will intervene on the victims behalf.
Since 1998 E-Rate has been ensuring that every school-aged child is getting the full benefit of having internet access inside of their schools. What are E-Rate Discounts? E-Rate was developed by the Federal Communications Commission, or FCC, in 1997 as a way of providing internet access and other modern communication technology to libraries and schools across the nation. Each year $2.25 billion is spent to ensure that every American has the benefit of new information technology. The E-Rate is able to accomplish this by providing discounts of up to 90% on the tools needed to set up telecommunications and internet access inside schools and libraries. Who is Eligible for E-Rate? Any non-profit public or private school can receive that E-Rate discount as well as non-profit libraries. Priority is given to those schools that are severely behind in communication technologies. In order to determine the amount of discount a school may
Bullying in schools has become an epidemic in the United States as the statistics mentioned below will show – it’s time to take a stand and explore a unique method of prevention. Statistical data that has been acquired over the past couple of years depict that bullying in schools is on the rise. Several task forces have been created in an effort to prevent bullying and raise awareness on the emotional, physical and verbal abuse that happens daily while children attempt to receive an education at school. Campaigns such as StopBullying.gov are educating the nation regarding bullying with statistics, warning signs and prevention methods but it still needs to become a more important topic than where it currently stands on the national agenda – bullying is causing irreparable damage to our future generation and it needs to be stopped. DialMyCalls has scoured the internet to gather information regarding the bullying
Use the power of our voice broadcasting service to set up an extremely efficient, effective and reliable school notification system. Whether you are a public, private or charter school, DialMyCalls offers a unique school notification system that can send out an urgent message via voice, text and email. Using our system is extremely easy and setup only takes a matter of minutes – sign up, add your contacts, record a message and send that message to everyone instantly. One great feature of our service is that schools and larger universities have the ability to send out their message through the DialMyCalls online admin panel or via a telephone – the phone-in system is extremely helpful when access to a web browser is not an option. What are the benefits of having a school notification system? Our service has several different purposes and here are a couple of great examples: Emergency
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