Communicate 1 – Communication Guidelines

Create: Reflect on the needs for your individual Communication Plan. Then, construct a general outline that includes the following:

  • Welcome email (generic for all courses)
  • Personal notes versus mass communication to stakeholders (appropriate times)
  • Stakeholders
  • School Policies regarding Communication
  • Tools available for effective Communication

Provide the communication outline in your blog.

  • Welcome Email Message:  Hello to students, parents/guardians, and other stakeholders! My name is My Conglomeration and I’d like to welcome you to Biology.  I am excited to get to know you and watch you progress successfully through the course. We will have our first online meeting Wednesday, July 5th at 10:00 am. I would strongly encourage your presence. If  you have extenuating circumstances that prevents your participation at this time, message me so that we can make alternate arrangements.  I look forward to speaking with you and I am excited to get started! 
  • Personal notes versus mass communication to stakeholders (appropriate times): Personal notes will be be sent privately to students through email or direct messages.  Random encouragement messages may be sent. Other messages will be sent to address concerns. Guardians may also be connected if the need arises. Mass communication to stakeholders can be utilized through a group email, blog, or newsletter. It should happen at least once monthly. 
  • Stakeholders: Stakeholders should receive communication from the teacher monthly at a minimum. This will keep them informed of student and course progress as well as address any issues that have arisen. 
  • School Policies regarding communication: All policies and procedures will be followed appropriately. Due regard will be given to maintaining the integrity of the student’s information to include grades. 
  • Tools available for effective communication: Email, direct messages, newsletter, blogs, telephone

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