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10 Questions About Social Media Marketing for Schools Answered

Social media marketing for schools is a big deal and it is pretty tough. When you go online you will see schools competing for social media recognition. The highly active social media networks - Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, Pinterest, and Google are all available for schools to leverage to gain brand recognition. Most schools are understaffed and do not have a budget for social strategy. As a matter of fact, in our social media survey of 100+ schools, we found that one-third of schools don't have any social media budget, and another one-third don't know how much to spend. Additionally, only 5% of respondents have social media marketing as a full-time job, and 68% dedicate five hours or less per week to social media marketing. Now you know that you are not alone. Many schools like yours are in the same boat. However, there are many of your competitors who know the benefit of social media marketing to their business and have a strong budget for it. We know how difficult …

5 Ways To Help Kids Enjoy School

For some children, enjoying school comes naturally but for others, you need to help develop the love of going to school.

There are ways parents can boost their kids' outlook towards school and learning.

Here we have some easy tips to help kids enjoy school:

1. Help them with homework
Actively help your kids with their homework. Sit down with them till they are done. You do not have to help them with everything, but your presence and simply being there to answer questions if they have any will make them do it with ease. This will also give you an insight into what your children are learning at school.

2. Create a Homework Space
Create a special space for homework where kids will look forward to using. Having that space will take the kids away from places and things that can distract them, like the television.

Designing the homework space to be fun with their favourite colours and items will make them look forward to getting in there to do their homework and learn.

3. Get Creative with Studying
Many people are still yet to discover the fun part about studying. It could be boring and repetitive. When learning the week's spelling words, toss a ball back and forth to learn the words. Each person says the next letter in the word when he catches the ball. Studying up for a geography, history or English test? Play learning games that break the habit of sitting in a chair for long periods of time trying to memorize facts over and over again. 

4. Reward them
Rewarding kids for good grades is not new, parents have been practicing this. You can set up a reward system based on this concept. You may not rely on good grades alone, you can reward their progress. The reward system will bring out their love for school and learning.

5. Encourage Their Friendships
Having a circle of friends at school encourages children to go to school. Friends make a whole lot of difference. It gives them something to look forward to at school.

Encourage your children to make a new friend or two. Ask your kids about their friendships, meet their parents and schedule play dates together. Letting those friendships flourish gives your kids' buddies they look forward to seeing every day at school.

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