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Looking Forward to MORE Monday Mornings

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.

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


Administrative Professionals Day


9. Holiday Happiness
Chinese New Year

Groundhog Day

Valentine’s Day

Mardi Gras Madness

St. Patrick’s Day


April Fool’s Day

Cinco de Mayo

Fourth of July Celebration

Labor Day

Halloween Spooktacular Events


Winter Holiday Decorating

Holiday Gifts and Exchanges

Just for Fun

10. The 12 Days Before the Holiday/Winter Break

Community Caring Days

Secret Santa Days

Group Activities Days


"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


Chapter 1

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