Classroom visits with the explicit intent of pointing out the positives and interacting with the students. No clipboard with you! Then afterwards drop positive messages in the boxes of all the teachers you visited.
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I always found that even small things can boost morale:
-make Fridays school color day and encourage teachers to participate, which helps build a sense of community.
-Provide little snacks/treats in teacher's lounge 1x per week or month. Ask parents to help with supplying a treat.
-Ask for volunteers to start a faculty social club if one does not exist. They can organize Fri afternoon happy hours or trivia nights, something that fun for teachers to do together outside of the classroom.
say "Thank you" or at least acknowledge the colleague
Show them you appreciate them by acknowwledging their hard word and maybe small tokens of appreciation like breakfast or after school treats.
Engage these teachers with light-hearted questions that are unrelated to education. When I am getting ready to begin a planning session, I ask teachers to share where they would like to travel. It gets them thinking about something positive and puts them in a goal-setting frame of mind.
Also, sharing happy anecdotes about their students can build positive rapport.
Finally, pop into the staff lounge during teacher lunch or pull a trusted teacher aside to try to identify what or who could be the cause of poor morale.
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