Connecting teachers, parents, and students in ONE place!

After Gretchen Kasper-Hoffman’s first year of student teaching in one of Houston’s inner-city schools, Gretchen knew she wanted to continue her career educating students in urban school communities. Gretchen chose the k-12 education field because she desired to make a difference in the world, and she firmly believes “education is the most important thing.” Gretchen […] read more...

Abbey Buchert’s LivingTree Story

LivingTree Pride: Abbey Buchert, 2nd Grade Teacher Abbey is in her seventh year of teaching, and second year at Cascadia Elementary School in Seattle, Washington. Greatly influenced by her own 5th grade teacher, Abbey became an educator because she desired to show children that learning could be a positive and exciting experience. Understanding the link between […] read more...

PSJA ISD – 21,000 Virtual Windows and Counting!

“LivingTree allows us to take a leap forward in community building by providing us with our own private social network for collaboration and engagement across our district, school, and classroom communities.”  – Adrian Garcia, PSJA ISD Chief Technology Officer Pharr-San Juan-Alamo ISD, located in South Texas just north of Mexico, serves ~32,000 students. By the […] read more...

100% Participation = Real Results

“Using the LivingTree platform, our school  was able to build a much tighter community and meaningful engagement with our families. It has truly changed our level of transparency with parents and how we converse, share, and coordinate in the context of educating our children. – Eden Hinds, Briargrove Elementary Principal, Houston ISD Briargrove Elementary serves ~910 […] read more...

Ten Favorite Things

“We need to make the positives so loud that the negatives are almost impossible to hear.” George Curous – TCEA 2016 2016 is a GREAT year to be part of education. From inspiring minds to incredible advances in technology, there’s no limit to new materials, tools, methodologies, and thoughts available to transform our classrooms and […] read more...

7 Ways the LivingTree App Increases Parent Engagement

7 Ways the LivingTree App Increases Parent Engagement http://www.weareteachers.com/blogs/post/2016/02/10/6-ways-the-livingtree-app-increases-parent-engagement  by Jessica McFadden   Let’s get real: It’s time for us to implement a teacher-to-parent communication app that is used on both sides of the conversation. And not just the über-involved room parents or those glued to their smartphones—all the parents. We think LivingTree can be […] read more...

Thoughts on a New School Year

What an incredible few years it’s been. As we head into our fourth school year, the results we’re hearing about are further fuel to keep us leaping forward. As if contributing to an initiative which drastically improves literacy rates, attendance, graduation rates, and student performance weren’t enough, the delight of our parents, teachers, and administrators […] read more...

Learnings from FCE

Parent engagement is our passion. Attending the national family and community engagement conference in Chicago in June was a treat in so many ways. From learning about Chicago’s community school efforts to being inspired by local and state leaders, we left re-charged to deliver on our mission to connect all those who raise, develop, and […] read more...