FeedbackPanda Brings Teachers and Students Closer Together

A solid foundation for an online ESL teacher is building strong relationships with the students.

FeedbackPanda, like any CRM software, is built primarily for becoming more familiar with your clientele. CRM stands for customer relationship management, the keyword being relationship. Any business interested in not only maintaining relationships, but also growing relationships and bringing in more customers, will have means of identifying their customers and their needs. This is where FeedbackPanda can help you.

A familiar face makes it easier to remember details about your student!

Profile Pictures

Because our students usually use aliases instead of their formal names, it can be difficult to remember which Elsa or Tom we are teaching on a particular day. FeedbackPanda allows you to upload a photo of your student. Remembering their faces aids in helping us remember other specific details.

Some of the online schools have devised a way for parents to upload photos of their children. However, this feature is rarely of use to us, as the pictures are either too small or the parents upload a non-identifying photo. With FeedbackPanda, we have the control to upload a photo of our choosing. The easiest way to do this is to take a snapshot of your student’s video feed in-class (or after class).

FeedbackPanda Calendar

Everyone wants to be treated as a special person, not just another number to be dealt with. Our students and their parents want this too! When we surprise them with a birthday song, they feel that they are the most important person to us at that moment. Of course, it’s near impossible to remember all of our students’ birthdays, so FBP has the perfect solution.

You can easily fill in the details of your student’s birthday in the profile section. That birthday immediately goes on your FeedbackPanda calendar. When a birthday rolls around, your FeedbackPanda dashboard will have a notification at the top. 

VIPKid is one of the few schools that has fleshed out their mobile and computer apps to help their teachers identify students. Yet, these features have their limitations. For example, you won’t know the students have birthdays unless they are actually on your upcoming class schedule. FeedbackPanda software will notify you of all students having imminent birthdays, whether you have a class with them or not. 

FeedbackPanda reminds you of your students’ birthdays, even if they aren’t on your schedule.

FeedbackPanda Calendar

Birthdays

Everyone wants to be treated as a special person, not just another number to be dealt with. Our students and their parents want this too! When we surprise them with a birthday song, they feel that they are the most important person to us at that moment. Of course, it’s near impossible to remember all of our students’ birthdays, so FBP has the perfect solution.

You can easily fill in the details of your student’s birthday in the profile section. That birthday immediately goes on your FeedbackPanda calendar. When a birthday rolls around, your FeedbackPanda dashboard will have a notification at the top. 

VIPKid is one of the few schools that has fleshed out their mobile and computer apps to help their teachers identify students. Yet, these features have their limitations. For example, you won’t know the students have birthdays unless they are actually on your upcoming class schedule. FeedbackPanda software will notify you of all students having imminent birthdays, whether you have a class with them or not. 

Chinese Holidays

Chances are, you’re not familiar with the traditional and national celebrations in China. Not to worry! The FeedbackPanda Calendar is complete with Chinese holidays. This allows you to prepare your classroom in anticipation of these special days. Study up on the holidays and use them as a topic of free talk in your lessons!

When you remember important days such as birthdays, you can throw virtual “parties” for your students!

Student Details

Let’s say you see someone at a party whom you’ve met once or twice before. How nice does it feel when that person remembers your name and specific details about you–such as your marital status or interests? Conversely, when someone you thought you were acquainted with doesn’t remember anything about you, it feels a little deflating. FeedbackPanda wants you to build relationships with your clientele. Successful business owners forge deep relationships with the people who provide their wages. 

FeedbackPanda gives you a user-friendly text box to write out as many notes as you wish. Some schools have a similar feature, but limit the character number to as low as 140, which is approximately three sentences. I use my Student Details sections for the names of parents, siblings, related students, addresses, interests, and other personal details about their strengths and weaknesses. This information needs more than 140 characters! Sometimes I have only a couple of details–but the point is that FeedbackPanda gives me a choice and allows me the latitude to customize my database.

FeedbackPanda is centralized. You can pull every little bit of information on any device of your choosing. The mobile app is available for Apple devices.

Forging Relationships at Your Fingertips

Additionally, FeedbackPanda is integrated with your teaching portal. Perhaps you’re teaching short notice classes and you’re due to teach a new student in the next few minutes. No problem! Rapidly create a new student profile by just clicking Ping the Panda in your classroom. A brand new profile will immediately be available, complete with the class details. Quickly create a snip of your student’s video feed and save the picture to your desktop. As soon as your class ends, you can upload the photo and type in details about your new student and lesson in the Teacher’s Notes (or Lesson Feedback). Then, save it for later and jump right into your next back-to-back to back class.

FeedbackPanda is centralized–meaning you have a wealth of information stored in one place. Whether you use FBP on a desktop, laptop, iPhone app, or tablet, you will have access to the same information. You won’t need to jump around to different devices to find the specific student data you need. Creating long-lasting and meaningful relationships is about having the information you need to connect with people. Information is only useful if it can be effortlessly found and recalled. Like the best CRM software, FeedbackPanda takes the labor out of data organization, allowing you to focus on the relationships with your students and their families.

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