Send postcards to students – let them know they’re missed!
Build connections with students and remind them that they matter by sending them a postcard. Cultivating personal relationships with students will engage them in class while nurturing the teacher-student relationship.
Decide whether you want to send a postcard virtually or through the mail:
Mail: more costly because you have to pay for postage. However, getting fun mail is a rare treat so it might cause more excitement.
Virtual postcards: less expensive with endless creativity to tailor the postcard. Consider using cartoon programs like BitMoji to make your postcards fun and lively.
Send the postcards.
Who can deliver it
1 to 2 hours (per class set)
Postcard or postcard template
Student addresses or emails
Postage (if sending through the mail)
Ideal learning environment
Long-term virtual learning
Short-term virtual learning
Pictures and/or videos of this health promotion practice being delivered
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