"True to form, Hodges once again provides administrators with superb ways to support and encourage a wonderful, nurturing culture in our buildings. The beginning of the year is the perfect time to have fun as you welcome staff back and greet new staff members. Though these activities are enjoyable, their underlying purpose is important—one of collaboration, respect, trust, and getting to know one another. The author offers numerous opportunities for faculties of all sizes to interact with one another throughout the year. For new and experienced administrators, this book is a treasure chest of ideas just waiting to be opened!"
—Tess W. Blumenthal, Principal
Valley Elementary School, Jefferson, MD
"Hodges shares very practical and innovative ideas for making 'fun' of the hard work we do! Her ideas will be used with our administrative council to motivate and reward them for what they do, and to model how they can take these ideas back to their own staff. I'll be buying this book for each of them as a back-to-school gift for their professional libraries!"—Julie Germann, Assistant Superintendent
Monett R-1 School District, MO
Create a fun, inspiring climate that motivates staff members the year 'round!
In this exciting new resource Diane Hodges, best-selling author of Looking Forward to Monday Morning and Looking Forward to MORE Monday Mornings, offers a wealth of ideas, strategies, and tips for creating a positive, rewarding, and fun school climate.
Based on research findings that identify educator needs along with a collection of ideas from educators throughout the U.S. and Canada, the book provides positive, spirited approaches to help principals and school administrators create a nurturing culture where staff members are encouraged and appreciated for all that they do. Organized around the seasons, this reader-friendly guide includes:
- Preparation plans for the new school year
- Fun campus and community events that prompt everyone to get involved
- Seasonal activities, songs, and tips for celebrating special holidays and occasions
- End-of-the-year reflections and rewards
- Unique original artwork by John Speeter that highlights important ideas and concepts
Spark staff members' enthusiasm and boost campus morale every day by incorporating proven techniques that will revitalize the spirit of your entire school community!