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Having teacher morale issues what things can i do to put a smile on teachers faces ?

Feb 9, 2014 2:04pm

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    • Feb 9, 2014 6:24pm

      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.

      • Feb 11, 2014 4:28pm

        say "Thank you" or at least acknowledge the colleague

        • Feb 13, 2014 11:55am

          Show them you appreciate them by acknowwledging their hard word and maybe small tokens of appreciation like breakfast or after school treats.

          • Feb 24, 2014 2:55pm

            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.