Communication between teachers and parents is critical in order to build a strong home-school connection. With our dependence on cell phone technology, it’s no surprise that communication via text is now a reality for educators! Introducing an incredibly powerful communication tool called Remind.
Using Remind, teachers can create groups for parents and then send text message updates through the web or the Remind app. Teachers share the class sign-up code with families as a way to share updates about what’s happening in class.
In addition to sending group texts, the teacher can send personalized messages to any individual in the group and even open up a chat with the individual parent to invite a quick dialogue via text. (The parents can never text the teacher directly – don’t worry!)
As this year winds down, we encourage our teachers to consider launching Remind at Curriculum Night as a way to communicate with our students’ families.