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Saturday, June 15, 2013

21st Century Classroom Communication

A blog serves as a great place to share student projects and creativity.
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What will your classroom communication loop look like next year?

As move-up day approaches, I’m organizing the many communication tools for systematic, responsive, two-way routine share for the learning community: students, families, teachers, leaders, and community members. Communication protocols and systems create an almost seamless structure which leaves room for more responsive student service and coaching.

Communication Protocols:
  • Ask Questions, don’t let issues linger.
  • Clear, concise, and targeted.
  • Err on the side of sharing more than less.
  • Let students lead the sharing whenever possible:
    • Encourage students to ask questions in person or via email.
    • Give students a chance to author newsletters, blog posts, and web information.
    • Share almost all communications with students and elicit feedback.
    • Teach children how to navigate the communication loop.

These are the classroom communication pieces we’ll incorporate into the learning program:

Daily:
Weekly:
Always Available with Periodic Updates:
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