Your introduction videos on Palfish are SUPER important! If you don't already have an intro video up, get one up today! In this blog, I will talk about the importance of an introduction video, and show you how you can use it to your benefit to get more students!
Do students ACTUALLY watch these?
Short answer: YES! Long answer? Check out this video:
What does your video look like?
Many teachers make intro videos that say "Hi! My name is ____. I live in _____. etc etc." These intro videos are perfectly FINE. However, if you want to take it a step out, I encourage you to make an intro video that stands out. Use props, create a storyline, sing a song, edit to make it fun. Use your imagination, and DEFINITELY use props, even if you just do a simple intro video. You want to give them a taste of what is to come in your classroom.
Ready to record?
Don't hesitate! Get your intro video made as you can! If it isn't up to your liking, go ahead and re-record and publish whenever you are ready! You are doing a HUGE disservice to yourself by not recording one, as students and their parents do not get a sneak peak to your classroom and personality.
Jillian Shanahan is an online job coach, mentor, and teacher.