Three E’s: Email Evolution and Efficiency
Your Educator email solution is an evolving process. It was redesigned to better enable growth. Much like a toddler’s first steps, those early wobbles have given way to sure-footed stability. It’s time for us to evolve into a system that better increases efficiency for you and your students. We have received some suggestions this week that were sent to us from this blog by you, the teachers from FLVS and the franchise network. Let me share a few:
When I reply to a message, the sender’s name disappears. As I move quickly at times or do multiple things, I do not know to whom I am addressing my answer. Is there a way for this to stay up?
Hi, I was wondering if we might be able to see the student’s name in the page for email composing, since students often don’t sign their names in emails, and I might forget a last name. Sometimes I can only read their last name, and I forget their first name while I’m composing.
It looks like the student’s email address is listed, but what I’m wondering about is their first and last names. Maybe it’s just the first name that I need, since the last name is always included in their email address.
See? We actually do read! More importantly, we actually listen. That’s half the job on this journey. Your job is to speak. You can make comments right here or send us some mail. The rest is in our court. We try to understand, weigh the benefits for all, and then take action. We go from your comments to solution. It’s a very simple formula for our mutual success. It all starts with you, the people who make learning happen. Now back to those comments above …
Beginning this Friday (tomorrow), you will notice some increased efficiency when communicating with your student’s via email.
No longer will you need to leave your writing, open another window, or check some stray notes to look up the first name of the student you want. No longer will you need look around and try to save some time by leaving that salutation blank.
To summarize what has happened here …
The email system has evolved from a first comment above into an active solution is less than two days!
In the famous words of Dean Martin and the cue card (left) from aboard Apollo 7, “Keep those cards and letters coming in, folks.”
We enjoy turning great suggestions into a reality for you and your students. So … speak up, and let us know what you’re thinking. And thanks for visiting.