Creating a sense of togetherness and school pride can prove to be a daunting task for parents and teachers, as homeschooling and online learning have been in effect.

Building positive energy and school pride is one of the most important ways to keep students engaged and focused to maximize learning. It is especially important now to incorporate into daily activity while students are learning from home.

Here are a few ideas to keep students pepped up and ready to learn!

Video Chat Backdrops:

Some educators are using video chat to provide virtual teaching, and adding a fun backdrop is a great way to promote school spirit wherever you are. While banners are a common backdrop, consider door wraps as well. They are printed in full color and require no adhesive or metal framework to hang. Fabric pennants are a long-standing tradition among educators to encourage school pride. These tried and true products can be emblazoned with the school mascot and mailed to each student to add to their own learning space.

Spirit Week Merch:

Some schools are holding virtual spirit week, a great way to keep students engaged and on track! While you may not be able to utilize the school store for spirit week merch, try creating an online store utilizing platforms such as Shopify where students can simply jump on and purchase what they like! This allows you to offer a wide selection while easily keeping track of orders. A tip for maximizing your merch is to incorporate a fun design using school elements like slogans, mascots, or celebratory events. Branded apparel is the ultimate promotion for school spirit and can be easily seen on video when chatting with classmates and teachers. Consider classics like pullovers, hoodies, baseball tees, and hats.

Last but certainly not least, tech products are the most popular among students. Pop sockets, silicone phone wallets, earbuds, and chargers are a great addition to your spirit week merch. These are items used by both students and parents each and every day, plus they aid in online education by helping to stay connected.

 

Don’t Forget to Have Fun!

Fun is just as important for learning, and when you are staring at the computer screen all day, it is a good idea to take a break and do something that makes you smile! Utilizing items such as coloring books or stress relievers are excellent ways to provide stress relief, encourage creativity, and is suitable for most age groups. Consider sensory experience and choose items with some extra features, such as these plush gel stress relievers!

In closing, remind your students that they’ve got this! Use the power of promo to encourage and inspire students and families to get through the school year stronger than ever.

 

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Catherine Shaffer

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