Looking Forward to Monday Morning: Ideas for Recognition and Appreciation Activities and Fun Things to Do at Work for Educators
By: Diane Hodges (author)Paperback
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' Diane Hodges' work is for those amongst us who need to show appreciation but need a helping hand with the practicalities. It has dozens of ideas for activities and rewards and covers a range of settings from formal and informal to days out and celebrations. There is something for everyone from teachers and bosses to friends and lovers - although you will have to use your imagination to make it applicable to your own circumstances. Just don't get carried away and remember that rewards must be of value to the recipient - not what you think the recipient wants! And above all, they must be sincere - nothing devalues any reward system faster than cynicism. And the easiest tip from the book is to remember that one of the most powerful ways of showing appreciation is promptly and sincerely saying so! And by being specific about what it is that you like so much' - Nurturing Potential Empower your staff members with a fresh appreciation for their work by nurturing their growth and success! Has Monday morning become a less-than-exciting event for your staff members?Do you wish that you could help them look forward to the new week; that you could provide them with a more tangible appreciation for their efforts?
In Looking Forward to Monday Morning, Diane Hodges, a former human resources director and school administrator, shares numerous staff appreciation and recognition activities that can be implemented to promote a positive environment and inspire staff members to look forward to the beginning of each new week. In this insightful text, you will find low-cost, fun ideas that will help staff members: - Experience concrete recognition for hard work and accomplishments - Increase productivity and job longevity - Exercise creativity during meetings, holidays, and lunchtime - Participate in their own success while encouraging the growth and success of others Empower your staff members with a fresh appreciation for their work and transform each day of the week into an opportunity for creativity and fun.
Diane Hodges is the managing partner of Threshold Group, an educational consulting firm in San Diego. After 30+ years as an educator, she is sharing her insights through books and international speaking events. Her wit and humor have delighted audiences and readers everywhere. She has served as an executive director of career and technical education, director of instructional services, director of human resources, secondary principal, counselor, and instructor. She earned her doctorate from Michigan State University, has received twelve national and state awards, and is a best-selling author of eight books.
Dedication Introduction Acknowledgments About the Author About the Illustrator I. Appreciation & Recognition 1. Group Recognition - Formal Activities Years of Service Awards Attendance Awards Recognition From the Boss Appreciation Events & Awards End-of-the-Year Appreciation Teacher Recognition Above & Beyond the Call of Duty Non-Employee Awards Team Awards Staff Appreciation Day or Week Staff Newsletter 2. Group Recognition - Informal Activities General Recognition Gifts of Time Special People Recognition Name Recognition Food Rewards - Yum! Symbols of Recognition Words of Thanks & Praise Rewards for Meeting Goals 3. Individual Recognition General Recognition Special Recognition Written Praises Trying New Things...Good & Bad II. Fun Ways to Spend Work Days 4. From the Beginning New Year Starters Get-Acquainted Activities Staff Meetings 5. Through the Day Professional Development Fun Food & Fun "Lunch Bunch" Activities Your Attitude Is Showing! No Special Reason...Just for Fun Dress-Up Events Counting the Days 6. To the End & Beyond "Fun-Raisers" & Community Service Label It Generous End-of-the-Year Activities Other Group Activities After-Hours Network III. Celebrating With Coworkers 7. Caring & Sharing Welcoming a New Staff Member or Boss Administrative Professionals Week Get-Well Activities Birthdays Resignation or Retirement Farewell Gifts Think Spring! 8. Celebrating Holidays Holiday Calendar Valentine's Day Easter Halloween Christmas Holiday Gifts & Exchanges "White Elephant" Events Staff Gifts Holiday Communications Holiday Events IV. Celebrate Yourself 9. Appreciate Yourself Self-Affirmations "The Best Thing About Today Was" Journal Self-Affirmations Corner Professional Portfolios Your Office Environment Daily Schedule Index
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