Strategies for driving engagement

For administrators with a School and District plan.

The Statistics tab in your Remind admin dashboard provides you with usage data to monitor the engagement of your school over time- viewing the data by day, week, or month. You can also see how your community is interacting with Remind most: app, web, text, or email.

Engagement drivers for school administrators

Teacher Engagement

Set an expectation around message cadence for your teachers.

    • Example: Send one class announcement a week with an overview of the weeks assignments. 
    • Track usage over time by downloading a full report of teacher activity from the Overview tab of your admin dashboard. This includes message rates for the past week, month, or year, listed by staff member. 

Share use cases from your staff by capturing example teacher messages from the Overview tab.

    • Example: Share screenshots of a variety of example Remind messages (e.g. positive affirmations, photo attachments, assignment reminders) during staff meetings.

Share links to Remind training resources wherever you host internal communication.

    • Example: Send one class announcement a week with an overview of the weeks assignments.

Identify top teacher users and ask them to be onsite Remind Trainers (Train the Trainer webinars held weekly!).

    • Example: Encourage them to host lunch and learns for their teammates.
    • Top teachers are listed in the "Most Communication on Remind" chart on the Overview tab of your admin dashboard.
    • Track usage over time by downloading a full report of teacher activity from this page as well. This includes message rates for the past week, month, or year, listed by staff member. 

Identify teachers with low usage and support them with Remind self-serve resources and additional trainings.

    • Example: Incentivize teacher training attendance with stipends or credits and hold friendly team competitions around Remind usage.
    • Track usage over time by downloading a full report of teacher activity from the Overview page as well. This includes message rates for the past week, month, or year, listed by staff member.

Parent Engagement

Encourage your school PTO leader to join Remind and create a PTO Remind Class for parents to join.

    • Example: Send messages to drive attendance to PTO events and to drive participation in school fundraisers. Ask Elementary teachers to identify a Remind classroom parent to send class announcements to parents.

Send school newsletters through Remind in addition to other communication channels.

    • Example: Include the newsletter as a file/PDF or as a Google Drive file through your connected account.

Publicize Remind in your building by hanging posters that encourage parents to join.

    • Example: Have teachers hang posters on their door with their class code during Back to School Night or first day of school to encourage parents to join via 81010.

Include information about Remind on your school website and other external parent resources.

    • Example: Post a principal's message about Remind and have teachers post their class codes to their classroom pages.

Identify teachers with low usage and support them with Remind self-serve resources and additional trainings.

    • Incentivize teacher training attendance with stipends or credits and hold friendly team competitions around Remind usage.

Engagement drivers for district administrators

District wide engagement

Include Remind in your district wide communication policy.

    • Example: List Remind as the one- or one of- the approved communication platforms for your district and share with administrators, teachers, and parents.

Schedule districtwide trainings during designated professional development time and encourage school administrators to identify a building champion to host follow up trainings.

    • Example: Include a beginner and advanced Remind user training during your Back to School PD week and encourage building champion users to host “office hours on Remind” in the following weeks.

Use Remind to supplement and drive other district initiatives.

    • Example: Ask school administrators to use Remind to send Social Emotional Learning messages to parents.

Celebrate building level success with Remind during monthly administrator meetings.

    • Example: Ask a school administrator to share specific use cases and their impact. Include sample messages and student, parent, and teacher testimonials.

Use district wide messages to share important messages with your entire community.

    • Example: Send notifications about schedule changes, reminders about form completion dates, and other district wide events.