Teachers the world over enjoy feeling appreciated. Special weeks or days designed to celebrate you can provide a warm sense of being valued. In addition, random moments of appreciation that happen just “on the fly,” in the course of everyday life, can do the same. Being recognized or acknowledged for doing good work can light your fires, push you forward, give you energy and motivation. Margaret Cousins once said, “Appreciation can make a day, even change a life…” Continue reading
When it comes to building an effective learning environment, parents and teachers need to work hand-in-hand to provide the best educational experience for learners. As much as parents work hard to ensure their children get the best education, teachers must also strive to build a sense of community between students’ home and school. This is where parent-teacher communication becomes a critical foundation.
Educators know that family support is vital to a student’s success. Studies show a strong and powerful correlation between parent engagement and their child’s GPA, graduation rate, test scores, and social skills. Teachers themselves rate family support in education as the most important factor in a student’s success, ahead of their own teaching skill, according to our recent survey.
ClassTag’s Parent Interests Feature Increases Parent Engagement And Volunteering
NEW YORK, NY— (Wednesday, September 14, 2016) – ClassTag, a cloud-based communication and scheduling platform that helps teachers turn parents into partners, announces a groundbreaking new approach to parent volunteering and engagement. Building on a parent’s interests and skills, teachers and school leaders are now able to match individual parents to needs and opportunities in their classroom and school. ClassTag has found that interest and skill-based opportunities is the secret sauce in increasing parent volunteering and engagement.
Back-to-School is a big transition time for everyone: teachers are rushing to their new classrooms excited to get to know their new students, parents are realizing that the summer is over and now need to move the whole family to a school routine. What is really special about this transition is the opportunity to start new parent teacher relationships on the right track and set the tone for the rest of the year.