Positive Parent Communications {With Amber from The Sunny Side of Second Grade}

Hey y'all. Welcome back to our sweet collaborative blog to read all about communicating with parents. I know some teachers think of this as a daunting task, but it really doesn't have to be. I enjoy involving parents in as much as possible. Let's face it...without them we wouldn't even have those little sweeties in our rooms to begin with. One of the biggest forms of communication I use with my parents in Class Dojo. You have probably heard me talk about this before, but I really cannot say enough about how much I love Class Dojo. I mean..I am even a Mentor!

Class Dojo is more than just behavior management, now. They have opened the door into parent communication and even social media. With their messaging system you can send instant messages to parents and even the whole class as a broadcast. So convenient. The mobile app even lets you send pictures to parents directly!

Several months ago, Class Dojo came out with a new feature...the Class Story! This is just like a timeline you would see in Facebook! I can post pictures of my newsletter, projects, family fun days, you name it! Families are then able to like and even comment on the pictures just like they would on their social media. So far the parents are really enjoying this feature.

Finally, Class Dojo's most recent development...shhhhh! It's quiet time...sometimes that is. We all need a break from work, but sometimes when our phone goes off it is hard to ignore, and that can take its toll on our personal lives. Therefore, Class Dojo has implemented the Quiet Hours feature. You can set this using the settings on the mobile app. You can tell the app when to push notifications and when to remain silent and let parents know you are "out of the office".

{Click on the image above to be taken to a document to read about quiet hours}
I hope you enjoyed reading all about how to stay in touch with your students' parents. Give Class Dojo a try, if you haven't already. Once you do, you won't go back! :)

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