Looking Forward to Monday Morning: Ideas for Recognition and Appreciation Activities and Fun Things to Do at Work for Educators

Looking Forward to Monday Morning: Ideas for Recognition and Appreciation Activities and Fun Things to Do at Work for Educators

by Diane Hodges
     
 

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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.

Overview

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.

Editorial Reviews

William Warren
"This book is well thought out, well written, and thorough. It contains page after page of examples and is a one point source for ways to make Monday mornings less tedious and more fun. Want to make your employees look forward to the workweek? This is the 'must have' book for you."
Nelda Howton
"Every administrator needs a copy of this book . . . and should keep it on the top of the 'To Do Pile'."
Stephen Kleinsmith
"The timing of this book is invaluable as our district addresses staff recruitment and retention goals."
Bob Nelson
"This book is for every well-intended administrator or frustrated staff member! It shows the power of positive reinforcement and the importance of recognition and appreciation in our schools today."
Allen Dietz
"As a professional trainer, Looking Forward to Monday Morning is a marvelous addition to my collection of icebreakers and team building exercises. Organizations that implement even a few of the ideas in this book will find they have happier, more productive employees who enjoy coming to work."
Shawna Mahaffey
"Through the use of subtle humor, Hodges gives us extensive ideas and examples of ways we can improve our individual workplace environments. This book was truly enhanced by the inclusion of personal experiences by the author."
Susan Symons
"In the spirit of the holiday season we gave all faculty, board members, administrators, and counselors copies of the book."
Nurturing Potential
"Diane Hodges reminds us that there is a vast difference between compensation (the money) and recognition...many talented people leave good jobs and good money simply because they do not feel appreciated or valued as people. Buy the book, read the examples, but even more important, follow through. Go on, show someone you appreciate them!"
Principal Magazine
"If you ever wanted to thank your staff but didn’t know how, this is the book for you. Hodges notes that 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."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781412913386
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
12/28/2004
Series:
1-Off Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
216
Sales rank:
719,054
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x (d)

Meet the Author

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.

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