Hi folks! Blogger got to be a bit confining so I've moved to Wordpress at http://onenoteschool.com ... you'll be able to find new posts and this archive there. I'll keep this archived here as long as Google will do so!
My school has an unproductive relationship with email; it's woefully abused and so no one really reads email since they're overwhelmed with it. If you didn't ruthlessly triage you'd never get through to the actual important ones. (A few good reminders are here: https://getpocket.com/explore/item/how-to-email ) Back when I did a leadership role, in order to make sure mine had the best chance of being read, I used to always include a cartoon so they would at least look at the email (and often they would refer to the cartoon when they wanted additional assistance on the content of the email!) I no longer do that (leadership or cartoons!) and so when I want to make sure that people read my emails (especially students) I use the FOLLOW-UP option. When I send my email, I click on FOLLOW UP on the main MESSAGE ribbon. While it gives you options for Today, Tomorrow, etc, I always click on CUSTOM so that I can set it for exactly when I want it. For students, for exam