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.