I am so thankful that my son's 3rd grade teacher gets it. She understands the power of social media and how it transforms the conversations families have at home about what happened in school on a particular day. The power of a tweet, Facebook post, or Instagram photo can go a long way in promoting the success of all students. It's imperative that teachers are able to tell their classrooms' story through available web tools and mobile devices. I speak to this very topic in my new book All Hands on Deck: Tools for Connecting Educators, Parents, and Communities. As a parent I expect this sort of communication quite frankly. It does not take much to whip out your mobile device snap a picture or post a message and tap send. Each time that I tell my school's story or happen to come across my son's classroom story (see above), I get so pumped up.
Brad Currie is the author of All Hands on Deck: Tools for Connecting Educators, Parents, and Communities. He is one of the founding partners of Evolving Educators LLC. Brad is a 2014 ASCD Emerging Leader and Bammy Award Finalist. He currently serves as a K-8 Supervisor of Instruction and Middle School Vice Principal for the Chester School District in Chester, NJ. Learn more about Brad by following him on Twitter @bradmcurrie or visiting his website at www.bradcurrie.net.