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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

Praise for Looking Forward to Monday Morning:

"If you ever wanted to thank your staff but didn't know how to, this is the book for you. According to Hodges, surveys show that recognition for a job well done ranks higher as a motivational factor than wages and job security. Principals and managers who actively show how much they value their employees build a positive climate that filters down to students. The ideas contained in this book are sure to tickle your staff and build morale."
Principal Magazine, NAESP, Nov/Dec 2005

Praise for Looking Forward to MORE Monday Mornings:

"My entire philosophy on staff development and motivation has changed since I read this book, which breathed life into my new-found style."
—Dave Woods, Principal, Delhi Middle School, CA

Bring fun and appreciation to every Monday morning and all days of the week!

In this sequel to the best-selling book Looking Forward to Monday Morning, Diane Hodges, a former human resources director and school administrator, shares a new collection of low-cost staff appreciation and recognition activities that school leaders can implement to promote a positive and upbeat work environment.

This uplifting resource for new school leaders or those who want a fresh slate of team-building strategies offers winning activities to use during special school events, staff development meetings, and throughout the workday to easily acknowledge staff members when they do a good job.

Dozens of morale-boosting ideas and suggestions are included for:

  • Rewards for specific behaviors such as attendance, classroom cleanliness, positive attitudes, and school achievement
  • Recognition for groups and individuals
  • New year starters and year-end treats
  • Staff meetings
  • Celebrations, holidays, and winter break

Looking Forward to MORE Monday Mornings offers leaders the opportunity to give hard-working colleagues a well-deserved "pat on the back" while infusing a light-hearted and inspiring climate into any school setting.


 
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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