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Improve Parent Teacher Communication With iClassCMS

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Clear and regular communication between parents and teachers is one of the most important elements of a child’s education.

It ensures that parents are aware of their child’s progress in school and also helps to prevent any issues from developing.

Schools generally call or email when they want to communicate with parents, which can be costly methods of communication, especially in larger schools with greater numbers of students.

With iClassCMS however, schools can now get in touch with parents whenever they need to for free using the iClassCMS Mobile App for iOS and Android smartphones and tablets.

It saves money on stationary and phone bills, and allows schools to reach parents in an instant via the iClassCMS platform.

All iClassCMS schools benefit from this quick and easy method for communicating with parents, which completely eliminates costs and saves time and effort.

In addition to free messaging to parents, the iClassCMS Mobile App also allows schools to publish news articles and events in real-time, so parents can stay up to date with the latest information about their child’s school.

As parents face new challenges in today’s modern world, it helps to have a free and simple method for getting in touch with them.

Get in touch with us today to request a live iClassCMS demo or brochure.

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#MondayMotivation: Lead Like A Pirate

Motivation to lead

With Back to School season around the corner, it’s time to start reflecting on classroom leadership. We have heard the phrase “Be A Leader.” It’s fairly common, actually. Most people would rather be considered a leader than a follower. In schools, it is imperative that the administrators and teachers are leaders. The creators of Lead Like A Pirate, Shelley Burgess and Beth Houf, saw that effective leadership had many facets and introduced a new system of leadership training. They want you to lead…

 

Classroom leadership like a pirate: a pirate ship on the ocean with stormy skies above

 

…like a pirate.

So what exactly does that mean? What does it mean to Lead Like A Pirate?

The purpose of being a pirate leader is to make schools amazing with engaged students and empowered educators who know they are making a difference. The goal of being a pirate leader is to create a school environment where students are knocking down the doors to get in, rather than out. 

 

Do you have what it takes to be a Pirate Leader? 

Passion – both personal and professional

A willingness to Immerse yourself in your work

Good Rapport with your staff, students, and community

The courage to Ask and Analyze what is and isn’t working

The determination to seek positive Transformation

And the kind of Enthusiasm that gets others excited about education

A man in a suit makes a thumbs up.

To learn more about what it takes to Lead LAP, follow the conversation on Twitter (#LeadLAP), visit the website or read the book.

Innovative Ways to Lower School Operating Costs

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1. Market Online

Instead of paying for expensive ads, try boosting your school’s SEO to generate traffic for your site. Choose a website platform with integrated SEO optimization to save time and money!  Additionally, take advantage of social media! Facebook, twitter, and even Instagram are powerful tools to get the word out about your school.


2. Go Paperless

Sending home paper newsletters can cost schools thousands of dollars that could be spent on other resources. Try switching to email format instead. Parents and benefactors can access news on the go, and your school will save money. With our website solution, teachers can use this strategy, too, and keep parents updated via an intuitive website.


3. Sponsorships

When hosting school events, partner with community businesses to cover the costs. Your school will save money and create valuable relationships with community members. Learn more about creating a community school here.


4. Meeting Management

Unnecessary meetings can significantly lower employee morale and productivity. Make sure meetings are only held when necessary or focus on planning a productive agenda for each meeting. With a few tweaks, meetings can be a time that everyone looks forward to!

5. No More SMS Messaging

Communication with parents is critical, but SMS costs over the course of a school year can be astronomical! By switching to an integrated solution like iClass, schools can instantly message parents through app notifications rather than SMS. This can save your school thousands of dollars a year!