As one of my friends who teaches 4th grade said to me last week, we’ve entered the part of the school year in which “we’re really in it.” What she meant was the newness of the school year has worn off. When the newness has worn off it is time to revisit some basics that were covered at the start of the school year. One of those things is email etiquette.
Every year for a few years I showed a video from Next Vista for Learning titled Emailing Your Teacher, With Captain Communicator. It is still my favorite video for illustrating the importance of using a proper greeting and closing when emailing a teacher. It’s cute, it’s effective, and it’s only 90 seconds long.
Email Etiquette Posters
I created a couple of PDFs to remind students of the basics of writing a proper email to a teacher. The first one, Five Email Etiquette Tips for Students can be viewed online or downloaded here as a PDF. The second one, Email Etiquette Reminders can be viewed online as a Canva document or downloaded here as a PDF.
The difference between the two posters is that the second one mentions font choices and has a little more “cartoonish” feel while the first one is a bit more linear in nature. Feel free to print and share these posters as you see fit. Previews of both posters are included below.
The reminders in the posters are:
- Write a subject line.
- Use a proper greeting.
- Try to use correct spelling.
- Only use “reply all” if everyone needs to read your reply.
- Be patient because your teachers might not check email during the weekend.
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