New Year – New Opportunity

Unsharpened pencils, fingerprint free devices, clean notebooks, perfect crayons, unused erasers, clean desks, new class decorations – ahhh, the sights and smells of a new school year. It’s hard to believe a new one is already upon us. As a parent, I have the typical worries about what new teachers and a new school year […] read more...

Tiered Social Network

LivingTree builds trust and partnership between schools and families by providing private, social networks to enable family engagement. LivingTree builds these communities using the LivingTree Tiered Social NetworkR. What is LivingTree’s Tiered Social NetworkR? It is a private social network that is built as a hierarchy, or ‘tiered’ – like an organization chart or feeder […] read more...

Collective Voice

Our mission at LivingTree is to build trust and partnership between schools, families, and communities. Why is this so important to us? Because we’re educators and parents ourselves and parent engagement is the number one driver of student success. The increased national conversation we’re seeing around parent engagement is exciting to say the least. With […] 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...