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Looking Forward
To Monday Morning

Survival Kit


Make a Survival Kit for each staff member by placing the "instructions" below in a plastic bag along with the items listed. Alternatively, you might from time to time drop one of these items and its message into faculty mailboxes.

  • Toothpick: To remind you to pick out the good qualities in others.
  • Rubber Band: To remind you to be flexible. Things might not always go the way you want, but they will work out.
  • Band-Aid: To remind you to heal hurt feelings, yours or someone else's.
  • Pencil:?To remind you to list your blessings every day. [content block]
  • Eraser:?To remind you that everyone makes mistakes, and it's OK!
  • Chewing Gum:?To remind you to stick with it and you can accomplish anything.
  • Mint:?To remind you that you are worth a mint.
  • Candy Kiss:?To remind you that everyone needs a kiss or hug every day.
  • Tea Bag:?To remind you to relax daily and go over that list of your blessings.

    If you're looking for a good source of other fun staff incentives, you might check out the Positive Promotions Web site.

    Additional Resources from Education World


  • When All Else Fails, Turn to the Survival Kit
  • A 'Survival Kit' for New Teachers
  • First Day Survival Kits for Kids


    A teacher is like a candle which lights others in consuming itself.
    ~ Giovani Ruffini


    Little Debbie came running into the house after school shouting, "Daddy! Daddy! I got a 100 in school today!"

    "That's great, honey," her proud father said. "Come into the living room and tell me about it."

    "See my papers," she began. "I got a 53 in spelling and a 47 in math!"

    Find more smiles, chuckles, and grins in my books Laugh Lines for Educators and Grin and Share It! Find more quotes for educators in my book Quote This!

    Drive your staff happy!

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