The much-anticipated holiday break is something all educators and students look forward to: time to read, enjoy family, hang with friends, relax with a favorite hobby and catch up on much-needed sleep.
As a school leader, you may be tempted to go radio silent on your school's social media accounts during vacation, but the holiday break is a perfect time to grow and engage your audience. Why? For one, most people's schedules are a big lighter leading up to the holidays, and they are actively looking at their social media feeds on a regular basis. Many others are on vacation, so they have ample time to peruse Facebook, Instagram and their other sites. Take advantage of this! Even though your school isn't currently in session, there are still things to share with your families. Like what, you ask?
At the last State Board meeting, Executive Director of Accreditation Jason Pittenger presented information about school security plans, state requirements for what they must contain, and he provided resources to help schools with their safety and security planning.
The whole summer--yes, the ENTIRE summer--sounds like a lot of time for planning and reflection. But as we all know, before you can turn around it’s the night before you return to your pre-school professional development days.
Passion! As educators, we know that some of our best lessons come from the most unexpected places, but we definitely have to have our ears and hearts open to absorb these great musings.