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We all know we can use a cellphone to make calls, but few realize all of the innovative ways simple calling technology can help us in building the home-school connection. If you know how to pick up a phone and dial, then it’s time to take it up a notch and learn about free and easy resources that will help you coordinate and connect with parents in powerful and exciting ways.[…] Continue Reading »

Building the home-school connection is important for all school staff, but few realize the power of the tool in their pocket. Even if they don’t have Internet access, most parents have access to cell phones. However, in many cases, most simply use their phone as a calling and texting device. It’s time to change that! There is so much more you can do with free and easy-to-use resources that will help you coordinate and connect with parents in powerful and exciting ways.[…] Continue Reading »

Social media can be a powerful tool to coordinate and connect with parents. At the school level, this is important work for everyone, from the classroom teacher to the principal. Some districts even have paid school employees called parent coordinators who are responsible for engaging with and involving parents in the school community. It is their job to create a welcoming environment for parents as well as to identify and address parent and related school/community issues.[…] Continue Reading »