High Tech Parent Communication

Posted by: on Nov 26, 2012 | No Comments

All educators can agree that good communication with your students’ parents can go a long way to creating a more successful classroom. Studies show that keeping an open line of communication can increase student achievement and positive behavior, give the teacher a better understanding of student needs, and give parents an overall more positive view on teachers and their profession.

Read more on benefits of parent communication: Building Parent-Teacher Relationships

Over the past couple of years, the way we can communicate with parents has changed greatly. The time of the printed classroom newsletter is beginning to disappear because of the many convenient and economical ways to communicate through the internet. In my mind, the best way to do this is to create a classroom website such as a blog. WordPress is by far my favorite mode of communication with parents, and has endless possibilities for getting connected with your students’ parents.

To learn more about how to get started on WordPress read this article.

Not only will a blog like WordPress allow parents to check in on a regular basis, but it can help minimize the time you spend on communicating with parents. Once an article is posted to your blog, there are multiple ways for visitors to read it. They can subscribe to your blog via RSS feed so they get updates on your posts, and you can also set up your WordPress blog to automatically publish to social networking sites such as Twitter and Facebook so parents get updates every time they log in to their social networking sites. This is done with the use of free WordPress plugins such as the Network Publisher plugin which allows you to publish up to two social network sites for free.

If you need more information on how to use the network publisher plugin, you can visit the Links Alpha site.

By communicating to your students’ families though the use of a WordPress blog and social media sites, you have a great tool that keeps parents up-to-date on what is going on in your classroom.

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