As school leaders, you have probably visited more “classes” than you have in quite a while now that we are living a “Distance Learning” life. It has been so amazing to be able to “visit” so many online classes and get to see our students’ and teachers’ faces, say hello, be part of their learning, and see all the amazing things happening during those online classes.
As I sit back and observe the student to student, teacher to student, and student to teacher interactions, often, my eyes well up with tears of pride and joy. I’m sure that I am not alone in feeling this way. As we are nearing our first week of Distance Learning, I wanted to find a way to let my team know how proud I am of them and how excited I was to see the fabulous things happening in their “classes.” I thought about sending them a text, an email, or even mailing a handwritten postcard. As I was scrolling through my social media feeds, I came across the idea of sending digital postcards to students using Google Slides. That immediately inspired me to create a version of a digital postcard that I could use with my staff.
This week, I’m going to start sending these out to my team to let them know how much I appreciate their hard work and to share all the great things I saw in their “classes.” They will not only get a typed message on the postcard, but they will also get to hear a voice recorded message to make it even more special (see the template for a sample message).
Click HERE to view a copy of the Google Slides digital postcard I created. Feel free to make your own copy, modify, and share with others! I hope this will help you share your joy and pride with your staff and students as well!