Lifelong Learner & Reflective Practitioner

Lifelong Learner & Reflective Practitioner

Let's Transform Our Schools Into TRUE Professional Learning Communities

Let's Transform Our Schools Into TRUE Professional Learning Communities
In Your School- Do all stakeholders subscribe to the belief that EVERYONE has something to learn and EVERYONE has something to teach? This blog can help you gain insight on how to facilitate this transformative mindset with your faculty!

Dec 4, 2010

Friday Appreciation Cart

I was thinking today about what kinds of things I could do to boost the morale of the teachers in my building. I believe that it would be a good idea to get a rolling cart and decorate it and place various items on it for teachers to choose. I could roll the cart around every Friday and let the teachers choose something. It could have things like:

Boxes of Kleenex
Sodas/Bottles of Water
Chocolate Bars
Baby Wipes
Herbal Tea Packets
Granola Bars

It might be possible to get parents to donate things for the cart too. The small token of appreciation is a nice gesture, but my prediction is that teachers will be much more touched by the fact that you have taken the time to walk around the entire building to say thanks in person to each teacher. A note with words of praise and appreciation placed in the teacher's box are fine, but you still need to make sure that you are providing them with face-to-face praise as well.

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