First things first: upload a picture to your page with a school friendly photo. Add a short (or long!) bio about yourself and share some interesting facts, anything fun you did over the summer or what you like to do on your spare time. Share what you love most about teaching, what you’re looking forward to for the new school year, and a little something about where you grew up.
This first page is just a place so your parents (or future parents!) can know a little bit more about you.
Include your office hours, telephone number and email address for parents and students to contact you. (But don’t forget to post what time you’ll stop accepting those phone calls!)
While it’s important to set up your CMS teacher websites at the beginning of the year, it’s just as important to keep it updated during the year with new information, like test dates, pictures of class projects and anything else parents and students will want to see. A little each week goes a long way that parents will really appreciate when school gets busy and they’re looking to get a simple and easy-to-read summary.
Quick Posts are a great way to share exciting tidbits from your classroom like a project you worked on or a special event. Maybe even just some centers activities or things you might need some parent involvement with.