Email 101 – And Some Time-saving Tips

We’re all busy. And the new school year can feel exceptionally busy. That’s not an excuse to ignore basic email etiquette like addressing a person by name when sending him or her a message for the first time or for the first time in a while. Here are a few videos that offer good advice and guidelines for using email in a polite manner.

Emailing Your Teacher, With Captain Communicator is one of my favorite videos about email etiquette. The short video features two students demonstrating how to write an email to a teacher. It’s cute and well worth 90 seconds of your time.

The following video was made by a teacher for the purpose of sharing email etiquette tips with students. It’s a bit more serious that the Captain Communicator video.

Watch Clear Email Communication by Common Craft to learn how to get a recipient’s attention and how to get a response from that recipient.

I was reminded of these lessons this morning when I opened my inbox to three emails from people that I don’t know asking me for help with their tech problems. As a teacher it’s in my nature to help people. But I’m going to put a lot more effort into helping when I know the other person can at least take the time to type my name.

Time-saving Email Tips
In the following video I highlighted five features of Gmail that teachers should know how to use. A few of these can be big time-savers for you.

Disclosure: I have a long-standing, in-kind relationship with Common Craft.


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