Leadership magazine May/June 2015 V 44 No 5 - Page 28

Keeping school communities CONNECTED Mobile principals use social media to tear down school walls, connecting parents with school life, connecting teachers throughout the day and connecting schools in the district. 28 Leadership H ow often does this conversation happen for parents: “How was school today? What did you do?” We all know the response: “Nothing; not sure; can’t remember; don’t know.” At John Swett Elementary (@jseroadrunners) we’ve torn down the classroom walls and are connecting parents with school life and Common Core implementation on a daily, even hourly basis. Twitter and Remind have profoundly changed our communication flow from what’s happe