Pass It On
Solid relationships between teachers and administration ultimately help the student. Offer support to your co-workers by starting the day off with a box of name tags and a Sharpie. Have one staff person write a positive quality of another on the name tag such as “Considerate” and tell that person how you saw them being considerate. Then pass on the box of name tags and Sharpie to that staff person for them to name a positive quality of another staff member. The goal is for each staff member to have a name tag at the end of the day. This exercise will not only be morale building for your staff, but also will be powerful for your students when they see teachers and the administration intentionally naming positive qualities in each other.
by Allyson Willis