Fun With Food #5:
It's the middle of the school year (and
the middle of winter), so help cure
those February Blahs by planning some
special celebrations. You might kill two
birds with one stone by transforming the
double whammy -- Mondays in February --
into special days with special foods.
An award-winning educator, highly acclaimed speaker, and bestselling author, Dr. Diane Hodges' weekly Looking Forward to Monday Morning columns present a wealth of ideas administrators can use to drive staff members happy!
Diane is a frequent speaker at national and state conferences, including those of the national principal associations (NAESP, NASSP). In high-energy, humorous sessions, she unleashes dozens of ideas for promoting staff recognition and appreciation and for creating a climate of fun in the workplace. In addition, schools and school districts frequently call on Diane to share ways in which staff members can create more fun and appreciation for one another… in just minutes a day.
Diane is the bestselling author of Looking Forward to Monday Morning, Looking Forward to MORE Monday Mornings, Quote This!, Laugh Lines for Educators, and Grin and Share It! -- all published by Corwin Press.
You can learn more about Diane, purchase her books, or book her for a presentation in your school or district at dianehodges.com.
Meet the staff at the door on Monday morning wearing a "Looking Forward to Monday Morning" or school T-shirt and a smile -- and holding a tray of bagels. Greet them by saying, "It's good to see you. It's going to be a good Monday." Be a model for contagious enthusiasm. (And don't look at your watch if they arrive to work a bit late today!)
Provide all the fixings for ice cream sundaes and allow the staff to create their own scrumptious delights.
MONDAYS ARE A SPECIAL GRIND
Make a sign that announces "Mondays Are a Special Grind" and put it above the coffeepot. Instead of having the usual coffee, have gourmet coffee brewing for the staff.
M & M'S = MONDAY MORNINGS
Greet the staff at the door on Monday morning with M & M ("Monday Morning") candy treats!
The only thing bad about a holiday is that it is followed by a non-holiday.
Find more quotes for educators in my book Quote This!
Drive your staff happy!
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