94 episodes

Do you manage social media for a K12 school? Then this podcast is for you! Struggling to find time for social media? Wondering why people won’t engage on your Facebook page? Can’t get content from your staff? Trying to get students to follow your Instagram Stories? These are just some of the big struggles that #SocialSchool4EDU CEO and social media storyteller, Andrea Gribble, digs into on the Mastering Social Media for Schools podcast. In addition to exclusive interviews and step-by-step strategies, each episode is designed to inspire and empower you on your journey to master school social media! This podcast is meant for anyone in K12 education - public schools, private schools, charter schools, online schools, tech/career centers - we serve them all! Grab insight into what’s working in hundreds of schools based on the experience of Andrea and her team. They directly manage more than 90 school districts, and coach/mentor more than 200 other schools. But Andrea didn’t always know what worked. When she started her business in 2014, she wished she had someone helping her answer questions like: What platform should I start with? How important is my school hashtag? Should every school in my district have its own Facebook page? What kind of videos do best? How do I represent everything that is going on in my school when I’m only one person? You’ll discover why thousands of educators follow Andrea’s advice on social media and even have fun while listening. Hit “subscribe” and get ready to master social media for your school!

Mastering Social Media for Schools Andrea Gribble

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Do you manage social media for a K12 school? Then this podcast is for you! Struggling to find time for social media? Wondering why people won’t engage on your Facebook page? Can’t get content from your staff? Trying to get students to follow your Instagram Stories? These are just some of the big struggles that #SocialSchool4EDU CEO and social media storyteller, Andrea Gribble, digs into on the Mastering Social Media for Schools podcast. In addition to exclusive interviews and step-by-step strategies, each episode is designed to inspire and empower you on your journey to master school social media! This podcast is meant for anyone in K12 education - public schools, private schools, charter schools, online schools, tech/career centers - we serve them all! Grab insight into what’s working in hundreds of schools based on the experience of Andrea and her team. They directly manage more than 90 school districts, and coach/mentor more than 200 other schools. But Andrea didn’t always know what worked. When she started her business in 2014, she wished she had someone helping her answer questions like: What platform should I start with? How important is my school hashtag? Should every school in my district have its own Facebook page? What kind of videos do best? How do I represent everything that is going on in my school when I’m only one person? You’ll discover why thousands of educators follow Andrea’s advice on social media and even have fun while listening. Hit “subscribe” and get ready to master social media for your school!

    Your 2022 Pep Talk for School Communicators with Ted Neitzke

    Your 2022 Pep Talk for School Communicators with Ted Neitzke

    You are the storyteller for your school district! Let that important role fuel the energy you bring to celebrating the many stories that deserve to be told. Today’s podcast is going to give you the confidence and tools to do that in 2022!


    IN THIS EPISODE, TED SHARES:
    The story of the buffalo and how you can use it to help your district navigate 2022Why celebrating your students and staff is so importantHow to combat the “No one sends me anything” mentality when it comes to communicating for the schoolOne simple tool that could change everything - the swift survey

    SPECIAL GUEST
    Ted Neitzke
    CEO
    CESA 6, Wisconsin


    Follow Ted on Twitter: @tneitzke
    Email: tneitzke@cesa6.org 



    School Website: https://www.cesa6.org/ 
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CESA6/   
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/CESA6    
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cesa6wi/ 
    Podcast: https://thesmartthinkingpodcast.podbean.com/ 


    USEFUL INFORMATION
    Ted’s podcast - The Smart Thinking PodcastInterested in our membership program? Learn more here: https://socialschool4edu.com/. The special rate of $300 for 6 months expires on 2/14/22!MORE RESOURCES
    Free Video Training: Learn the simple secrets behind social media for K12 schools!
    Sign up for our free e-newsletter - click here
    www.SocialSchool4EDU.com

    • 43 min
    Extending Customer Service Beyond School Building Doors with Karen Heath

    Extending Customer Service Beyond School Building Doors with Karen Heath

    Let’s get strategic with your social media approach! In today’s interview, Karen Heath shares proven tactics to help your school celebrate the great stories happening in your school district.


    IN THIS EPISODE, KAREN DISCUSSES:
    A simple method used to preplan post content twice per yearHow customer service training for your social media team can shape the interactions your school has with its followersWhy employee appreciation is so important for her agency and for schools everywhereA special story that highlights the value of the programs provided for students

    SPECIAL GUEST
    Karen Heath
    Supervisor of Communications
    Berrien RESA, Michigan


    Follow Karen on Twitter: @karen_heath  
    Email: karen.heath@berrienresa.org 



    School Website: https://www.berrienresa.org  
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/berrienresa    
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/berrienresa 
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/berrienresa/   



    USEFUL INFORMATION
    Karen’s bus story - click herePodcast 100 Submission Notes MORE RESOURCES
    Free Video Training: Learn the simple secrets behind social media for K12 schools!
    Sign up for our free e-newsletter - click here
    www.SocialSchool4EDU.com

    • 35 min
    Five Reasons NOT to Post Everything on Social Media

    Five Reasons NOT to Post Everything on Social Media

    Not everything that your school communicates needs to be posted on your social media pages. I’ve been saying this for years to all of the schools we serve here at #SocialSchool4EDU. Today I’ll break it down for you.


    IN THIS EPISODE, ANDREA SHARES:
    One personal success story from a school of implementing the strategy of not posting every decision on social media.Five reasons NOT to share everything on social mediaOver 25 communication tools that can be used - other than social media!

    USEFUL INFORMATION
    Blog - Don’t Go Looking for a Fight! Why Some Information Should Not Be Posted on Social MediaCommunication Toolbox DownloadJoin our Bootcamp! Learn more here.Interested in helping with podcast 100? Share your best tip that you’ve learned from me! Record a 30-90 second audio memo or video (landscape) with this information:NameSchool or DistrictStateTitleBest tip/most impactful thing you’ve learned. You can share a specific story of how you used it as well!Email your clip with “Podcast 100” in the subject line to: andrea@socialschool4edu.com MORE RESOURCES
    Free Video Training: Learn the simple secrets behind social media for K12 schools!
    Sign up for our free e-newsletter - click here
    www.SocialSchool4EDU.com

    • 24 min
    How to Use Facebook for School Fundraising with Maria Carter-Ewald

    How to Use Facebook for School Fundraising with Maria Carter-Ewald

    Budgets are tight for every school out there. Learn how to leverage social media to help with fundraising and more in today’s podcast.


    IN THIS EPISODE, MARIA SHARES:
    Why her small school with 800 students invested in a communication positionSpecific ways she used social media to raise $19,000 in two weeks in order to purchase new Chromebooks for her districtStrategies that she uses to outperform much larger districts around her when it comes to Facebook engagementHow she stays on top of it all as a one-person communications office

    SPECIAL GUEST
    Maria Carter-Ewald
    Communications Director
    Whitmore Lake Public Schools, Michigan


    Email: maria.carter-ewald@wlps.net 


    School Website: https://www.wlps.net 
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WhitmoreLakePublicSchools   
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/wlschools   
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/whitlkpublicschools/  


    USEFUL INFORMATION
    Maria’s detailed examples of fundraising and videos - click hereInterested in our membership program? Learn more here: https://socialschool4edu.com/ MORE RESOURCES
    Free Video Training: Learn the simple secrets behind social media for K12 schools!
    Sign up for our free e-newsletter - click here
    www.SocialSchool4EDU.com

    • 42 min
    BOLD Social Media Advice that Works with Nicole Valles

    BOLD Social Media Advice that Works with Nicole Valles

    Nicole Valles is living proof that social media works in staff recruitment! She landed her role as Digital Content Specialist three years ago because of a Facebook post. 


    IN THIS EPISODE, NICOLE DISCUSSES:
    How social media is handled at each of their schools through digital coaches What one decision has led to less stress when it comes to social mediaThe #SuperSubstitutes campaign that led to hundreds of applicationsWhy she uses Facebook albums to post some of her campaigns

    SPECIAL GUEST
    Nicole Valles
    Digital Content Specialist
    Barrow County School System, Georgia


    Follow Nicole on Twitter: @nikkival
    Email: nicole.valles@barrow.k12.ga.us


    School Website: https://www.barrow.k12.ga.us
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BarrowCountySchools/  
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/BCSchools1  
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/barrowcountyschools/ 
    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/BarrowCountySchoolSystem 
    LinkedIn:  https://www.linkedin.com/company/barrow-county-schools 


    USEFUL INFORMATION
    Bold Grads to Bold Teachers CampaignSuper Sub Story and Big Bonus PostPodcast 100 Submission NotesWant support all year long? Check out our membership program!MORE RESOURCES
    Free Video Training: Learn the simple secrets behind social media for K12 schools!
    Sign up for our free e-newsletter - click here
    www.SocialSchool4EDU.com

    • 34 min
    How to Reach Thousands As a Small Catholic School with Laura Jo Jarchow

    How to Reach Thousands As a Small Catholic School with Laura Jo Jarchow

    Your school has great stories to share, whether you have 40,000 students or just 219 students like the school we’re talking with today. Learn how Principal Laura Jo Jarchow is spreading the mission of St. Mary School in her Wisconsin community and beyond!


    IN THIS EPISODE, LAURA JO SHARES:
    Her role and numerous responsibilities as PrincipalHow she uses Facebook and Instagram posts to share the mission of her schoolWhy she decided to take part in the latest #SocialSchool4EDU Facebook Page ChallengeThe results from the challenge, which have dramatically increased her reach with each post she shares

    SPECIAL GUEST
    Laura Jo Jarchow
    Principal
    St. Mary School, New Richmond, Wisconsin


    School Website: http://st-marysschool.com/ 
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/StMarysNewRichmond   


    USEFUL INFORMATION
    Easton’s courageous story after he fell into a campfire - click hereSt. Mary’s post asking for shares to win $500 (over 400 shares) - click hereInterested in helping with podcast 100? Share your best tip that you’ve learned from me! Record a 30-90 second audio memo or video (landscape) with this information:NameSchool or DistrictStateTitleBest tip/most impactful thing you’ve learned. You can share a specific story of how you used it as well!Email your clip with “Podcast 100” in the subject line to: andrea@socialschool4edu.com Want support all year long? Check out our membership program.MORE RESOURCES
    Free Video Training: Learn the simple secrets behind social media for K12 schools!
    Sign up for our free e-newsletter - click here
    www.SocialSchool4EDU.com

    • 32 min

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