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Looking Forward to MORE Monday Mornings
How to Drive Your Colleagues Happy!

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May 2007 | 224 pages | Corwin
This book will provide educators with a wealth of ideas and activities that can be implemented in a school setting to promote appreciation, recognition, and fun in the work place.

 
Introduction
 
Part I. Recognition & Appreciation
 
1. Recognizing Specific Behaviors
Rewarding Good Behavior

 
Attendance - Staff and Parents

 
Classroom Cleanliness

 
Peer Recognition

 
Positive Attitude

 
School Achievement

 
 
2. Group Recognition
General Recognition

 
Food Rewards

 
Symbols of Recognition

 
Gifts of Time

 
 
3. Individual Recognition
Special Recognition

 
General Recognition

 
Written Appreciation

 
 
Part II. Fun Ways to Spend Work Days
 
4. From the Beginning
New Year Starters

 
Choose a Theme

 
Get Acquainted Activities

 
 
5. Staff Meetings
Fun-Filled Staff Meetings

 
Getting to Know Each Other Better

 
Principal-Led Meetings

 
 
6. Through the Day
Food and Fun

 
Lunch Bunch

 
Just for the FUN of It

 
Team Challenges

 
For the Health of It!

 
 
7. To the End
End of the Year

 
End of the Year Treats

 
 
Part III. Celebrating With Coworkers
 
8. Caring and Sharing
Birthdays

 
Retirement

 
Administrative Professionals Day

 
Spring!!

 
 
9. Holiday Happiness
Chinese New Year

 
Groundhog Day

 
Valentine’s Day

 
Mardi Gras Madness

 
St. Patrick’s Day

 
Easter

 
April Fool’s Day

 
Cinco de Mayo

 
Fourth of July Celebration

 
Labor Day

 
Halloween Spooktacular Events

 
Thanksgiving

 
Winter Holiday Decorating

 
Holiday Gifts and Exchanges

 
Just for Fun

 
 
10. The 12 Days Before the Holiday/Winter Break
Planning

 
Community Caring Days

 
Secret Santa Days

 
Group Activities Days

 
 
Index

"My entire philosophy on staff development and motivation has changed since I read this book, which breathed life into my newfound style."

Dave Woods, Principal
Delhi Middle School, CA
Key features
  • Low-cost, fun ideas for staff recognition and boosting morale
  • Suggestions for immediate use in staff areas, meetings, events, and staff development

Sample Materials & Chapters

Introduction

Chapter 1


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