Hello dear people!!!! It has been a LONG week since my last post and please forgive me for my lack thereof. I’ve actually been looking forward to Ta-Da Tuesday and I’m ready to go!!! Today’s topic, How I connect, I will relate to my classroom and how I connect with parents and students.
How I Connect
When I think of the tool that has COMPLETELY revolutionized how I communicate with parents, it HAS to be Remind. Remind is like the ultimate texting tool, but it also preserves your privacy. Have a quiz tomorrow and you’d like for students to “study” and parents to know? In comes Remind. Seriously! Last year, I had a parent thank me for Remind multiple times because she finally had a way to know what was going on in the classroom in real time. Yes, you may say I email parents or use a calling post but I will be the first to tell you I check my email a couple times a day and calling post…welllll those can easily be “missed”. Remind is a text message, which means that while the student is perusing Instagram or a parent is updating his/her status on Facebook up pops your text! Not only does it come from you, but it also comes from a number that they cannot text or call back.
Remind, for me, is also the ultimate in allowing me to be as spontaneous as my life is. For instance, I can be at my son’s football practice and know that I can compose and send a message to my class in seconds. Not only have I used this in the classroom, but as a team mom as well. I could go on and on about how amazing this app is and how easy it is to use, but I will give you the chance to discover it and PLEASE let me know how much you love it (because you will)!
Now it’s your turn…tell us How you connect!!! Grab the button and link up below. Happy Linking 🙂