Burlington High School Principal's Blog: Communication With Burlington High School As we approach the last days of summers and our students are just a few days away from returning, I thought it a good time to remind everyone that a major goal for us at BHS is our communication with community members. As we work at continuing to improve our communication with staff, students, families, and members of the greater BHS community I wanted to share some of the ways that you can stay on top of what is going on at BHS and also communicate with us if you need to.Email/Phone: My email is firstname.lastname@example.org and phone number is 781.273.7662 - please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns.. All other staff emails and phone numbers can be found through our staff directory. The BHS Principal's Blog and Twitter Account
After a Year Teaching High School, Tony Danza Says We Owe Educators an Apology - Education Don't be surprised if the nation's teachers start a fan club for actor Tony Danza. Unlike the countless policy makers and talking heads who offer up suggestions for improving education without ever teaching a day in their lives, during the 2009-2010 school year the actor ditched Hollywood for a gig teaching tenth grade English at Northeast High School in Philadelphia. Now Danza's written a book, I’d Like to Apologize to Every Teacher I Ever Had, about the experience.
Tips for Engaging Parents this School Year It’s that time again for many of us worldwide to start the new school year! This time of year is very exciting, but also comes with new challenges. One of the most important challenges of the school year is how to engage parents. A Platform for Good’s #digitalparenting Tweet Chat Recap April 18, 2014 By Christian Brink Christian is the Project Assistant at the Family Online Safety Institute.
Online Safety Cards for Kids Technology Gifts Did you buy your child a new piece of technology? Here some downloadable cards to include with their gift. Just CLICK on the card for the gadget you bought, PRINT it out, and WRITE your house rules in the spaces provided. These online safety cards aren’t just for the kids. For each set of rules, you’ll have to make a set of promises, too! After all, online safety is a partnership – and it works better when you’re in it together.
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New Teacher Academy: How to Work with Parents Welcome to week four of Edutopia's New Teacher Academy blog series! I'm excited to be here with you sharing my passion to support and mentor new teachers. I hope that you will come back for the next and last post in the series as we continue to look at five key topics designed to provide resources for new teachers in five key areas. To collaborate in more detail on these and other topics, I invite you to join my weekly New Teacher chat on Twitter, and also to visit my blog Teaching with Soul. Please view this video as I share a few words on our focus for this week. Today's guest contributor is Shelly Sanchez Terrell, a teacher trainer, author and international speaker.
Cybraryman Internet Catalogue Parent-Teacher Conferences Teacher Notes Please remember to greet parents/guardians warmly. Arrange a nice seating area to conduct the interviews. Consider having a student led conference (see links below).