Communicating at a Distance

#UKEdChat session 496 – So much can get done when you get the right people around a table for just a few minutes. Paths become clear, tasks cystralise and ambitions soar. However, it is difficult to emulate this from a distance, which explains why people travel all over the world for meetings and conferences when we have video-conferencing tools and eMeetings software.

Schools rely heavily on communication tools between teachers, and for communicating with pupils and parents. But are schools utilising the best tools, and using them well?

In the #UKEdChat discussion on Thursday 26th March 2020 at 8pm (UK) we discussed how schools can communicate more efficiently, what etiquette needs to be considered and sharing good practice.


  1. How would you rate your school’s overall communication efficiency?
  2. What is your school’s default method of communicating at a distance, between staff and what are your thoughts about it?
  3. What is the main method of communicating at a distance with pupils, and is it fit for purpose?
  4. How is your school’s VLE and website used as a communication tool?
  5. Does your school use social media to communicate, and how could this be improved?
  6. Have you received training about how to use live-streaming, video and audio as a communication tool? How could this be used?
  7. What communication rules and etiquette should be in place to ensure a work/life balance?
  8. What do you think the future of school communication will be?

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