Send postcards to students – let them know they’re missed!

What’s involved

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

  • Teachers
  • Support staff
  • Principals
  • Student leaders

Time commitment

  • 1 to 2 hours (per class set)

Resources required

  • Computer
  • Class list
  • 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
  • Summer break
  • Outdoor education
  • Hybrid classroom
  • Traditional classroom

Pictures and/or videos of this health promotion practice being delivered​


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