The resources on this page have been compiled to help schools increase:
Teacher Morale | Staff Retention | Teacher Appreciation
Featured Educator Morale Resources
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Resources and ideas for recognizing educators who are are making a difference for students and fellow teachers.
Education – Video-based lesson with discussion prompts featuring educators sharing their ‘why’
Kudos Notepads – Fun notepads that make it easy to recognize staffulty for a specific action
Made a Difference To That One Notecards – Notecards that feature Renaissance’s favorite story – the Starfish.
Honorary Diploma (Article) – Graduating seniors give an honorary diploma to any teacher or staff member throughout their school experience who has made an impact and helped them graduate.
Tireless Staff Award (Printable) – Best practice idea for recognizing a staff member each month for tireless efforts
Increasing Teacher Retention (Video) – How one school increased teacher retention using recognition to boost teacher morale.
Share the Love (Video) – When this principal receives a compliment about a teacher, he passes it along
Paper Plate Awards (Article) – Recognize Staffulty by having students create these inexpensive personalized awards. They’re fun content for the yearbook as well!
Teachers Rock! – Staffulty Recognition (Video) – Involve teachers in recognizing each other, and make it fun while doing this simple and effective recognition.
Staffulty Positivity Grams (Article) – Spread positivity within the Staffulty by encouraging everyone to write “Positivity Grams” – notes of encouragement to each other and hand delivering them.
Sweet Notes of Appreciation (Article) – Spread positive appreciation vibes throughout your Staffulty with this easy to do activity of sending “sweet notes” to colleagues.
Staff Alumni Wall (Article) – Show students and parents how loved your school is by displaying a wall of Staffulty that had not only graduated from your school, but also came back to teach.
Custodian Appreciation Hallway (Article) – This simple activity will spread the love to your custodial Staffulty! Display a photo of each member with “This school is professionally maintained by ______” on the frame and hang to create a hallway of custodian appreciation.
Resources and ideas for strategically rewarding educators to boost teacher morale.
Room Service (Article) – Have Staffulty members complete Room Service Cards, then organize students to knock on their classroom doors to deliver treats and drinks in a “room service” style.
Fizzy Fun Friday (Article) – Reward your Staffulty by stocking the fridge in the staff room with a variety of sodas on any Friday – just because!
Secret Staff Dress Up Day (Article) – Reinforce a sense of fun and camaraderie by having the entire Staffulty dress in an unexpected way on a designated day. Even costume skeptics can be won over with these easy ideas. Shhh! Secret Staff Dress Up Day is a surprise for students!
Stick it To ‘Em (Video) – Encourage relationships between new and veteran Staffulty with this welcome-to-the-team activity. Within one minute, you’ll have a fresh staff meeting idea.
Baseball Hot Dog Cart (Article) – Surprise Staffulty by teaming up with your cooking classes to make a baseball themed hot dog cart with all the fixings for teachers and staff to build their own hot dog!
Day Maker Mousepad – Show staff their hard work filling many roles is seen and appreciated
Making a Difference Magnets – Everyone in your building, from office staff to lunchroom workers, could benefit from this visible statement of appreciation and shared commitment
Renaissance Journal – Gift for bringing class and convenience to note-taking or organizing
Teacher Appreciation Buttons – Colorful buttons evoke the joy and diversity of why teachers do what they do
$5 Gift Cards – Who doesn’t love a $5 gift card? Support and cultivate relationships with local business and give your teachers a reward you KNOW they will love.
Resources and ideas that reinforce teachers’ goal to make a difference for students.
Gratitude – Video-based lesson with discussion prompts encourages students to consider the time and energy devoted to helping students get to the finish line.
Mentorship – Video-based lesson with discussion prompts providing content relevant to building a culture of mentorship for educators
THE GREEN ROOM
How to Be a Rock Star Educator – Take your game to the next level and become the best version of you in order to reach your students
A Test Score Does Not Define You – An educator’s value and effectiveness is about so much more than data points
The Legends Never Make It – In all aspects of success, complacency is the enemy. Education is no different. This episode details ways that you can continue to grow and evolve as an educator.
Love – The Secret Ingredient – When you think about great educators, regardless of their subject matter or age, they all have one common ingredient in their methodology: love.
Staffulty Team Building Ideas – Whether you need to take your school from ‘fragmented to family’ or you are simply looking for ways to strengthen the unification you already have amongst your Staffulty, this episode of The Green Room is full of ideas just for you!
Welcoming New Teachers – Running a well-disciplined, engaging, and dynamic classroom doesn’t have to be overwhelming. Learn from some of the best in education about how they create fun, personalized-learning experiences without the chaos.
Seeking Growth – Educators share their favorite resources that have helped them grow professionally and personally
People Will Never Forget Poster – This quote from Maya Angelou reminds educators of their long-term impact
Staffulty Definition Poster – Remind staffulty that every adult in the building that they are part of a special group with a very important mission
Starfish Pin/Bookmark – Coming soon! Teachers are a difference makers. Create a small daily reminder about making a difference to “that one” with this pin and bookmark featuring the story of “The Starfish”
Making a Difference Magnets – Bookmarks and magnets remind Staffulty that every student makes a difference
Heart A Teacher Tumbler – Coming soon!
What Makes Them A Gift (Article) – Hang decorated folders on a bulletin board with each Staffulty member’s name on it and encourage them to write notes to each other about “what makes them a gift” to your school community.
Mindset Matters (Video) – Our mindset affects our relationships, our school culture, and our mental health.
Thanks for Being the Teacher I Couldn’t Forget (Video) – A devastating event brings clarity to our purpose as educators.
Combat Burnout in 5 Minutes (Video) – Take a few minutes to record three good things that happen each day.
Staffulty Commitment Wall (Printable) – A mural with positive messaging and Staffulty signatures reinforces their shared commitment.
Appreciation Post (Printable) – Private appreciation is great, but taking it public on social media makes a values statement and will be sure to boost teacher morale.
Recharge Your “Why” (Video) – Connect with students authentically to “fill your cup.”
Keep It Balanced (Video) – Keeping yourself balanced is an important step to keeping your students and Staffulty balanced.
Pride and Grace (Video) – Showing students how to adapt and deal with challenges can make school more fulfilling for everyone – including teachers!