What started as a helpful tool for schools to never run out of ideas for social media posts has turned into a mission for many.
“I have the list on my bulletin board, and I cross them off as we use them. My goal is to complete all of them!”
Does this sound like you?
If you don’t know what list I’m talking about, it’s my 100 Inspiring Ideas for Social Media Posts that I published more nearly two years ago. You can download it here.
Even though many of you may still be attempting to get through them all, I thought it was time for a new list of ideas to freshen things up for the 2018-19 school year!
Here is the list of 50 new ideas, and you can grab it an easy-to-print one-page download at this link.
If you are in charge of social media for your school and rely on your staff to submit photos to you, this is an excellent guide to help spur ideas! Email or print this out to distribute to your staff on in-service days before the school year starts.
- Motivational sticky notes on student lockers
- Shout-out to administrative assistants to show appreciation for their hard work
- High school students reading to elementary classrooms
- Friend Friday – feature a dynamic duo on the playground, and have them describe why they’re friends
- “Good luck” notes on desks from teachers on test day
- Friend tying the shoe of another student
- Stories of kindness submitted by followers
- Open positions – both teaching and support staff
- Introduce new staff members
- School garden updates
- Where is our mascot? Take photos in local places & have people guess
- Ask for help in identifying alumni in #TBT pictures
- Survey results
- Financial impact explanation – online calculator
- Share the exact wording on the ballot
- Explain what the district has done to cut costs
- Polling locations
- Reminder to vote
- Video tour of your school regarding areas of need
- Thank voters (whether it passes or fails)
- Construction updates once it passes (weekly or monthly)
- Student success stories
- Parent testimonial
- Highlight the impact of a teacher
- Share average ACT/SAT score
- Broadcast teacher to student ratio
- Create open house events
- Event photography
- Promotional videos for school
- Organizational projects (FFA, Skills USA, FBLA, etc)
- Student-run newspaper
- Teacher reading a bedtime story
- Weekly or monthly update from principal or superintendent
- Field trip
- Scholarship announcement
- School donation
- New logo or website reveal
- State send-off event
- Class play
- Sporting event
- Book reviews by students (written or recorded in May)
- Where in the World is Mrs. or Mr. Teacher (on summer vacation)?
- Remember when? Highlight big posts from the last school year.
- #SummerOfFirsts – followers submit first time experiences this summer
- Videos of the fun experienced at summer school
- Students or staff participating in parades
What ideas did we miss on our list? We’d love for you to share those ideas below.