Just a day, or Day One — you decide. January offers an opportunity for fresh beginnings and renewed focus on Results. Don’t lose momentum now — do one or more of the January activities below, plus the relationship-builder, to keep the energy going!
See more details about this month’s activities by clicking the title of each idea below!
Positive Principal Referrals: Recognize a wide range of students for good behavior with this positive twist on the principal referral. The result is stronger relationships between administrators, students and parents, which can open up vital lines of communication.
CULTURE & CLIMATE
Renaissance Rally: Reinforce academic growth, strong character, and school spirit in general with a Renaissance Rally — one of the most powerful events on a Renaissance campus. It’s not hard to do, and we’ve got plenty of information here about how to do one.
MAKE IT HAPPEN!
Hot Chocolate and Coffee Bar: Reinforce your appreciation for your Staffulty by choosing a day to set up a hot chocolate and coffee bar, complete with delicious flavorings and toppings.
How to Be a Rock Star Educator – video and discussion: Use this episode of The Green Room professional learning at a staff meeting or PD day to reinforce the idea that every teacher can be a rock star educator.
Compliment Clothespins: Recognize character strengths in students by having adults give character clothespins to students. Students can then “pay it forward” when they see another student display the admirable trait. Available in the Ren Store.
Grit – video and discussions: Use Season 3, Episode 11 of The Harbor™ by Jostens with students to reinforce the importance of grit in reaching goals. This episode includes suggestions for developing a gritty work ethic.
Monthly Perfect Attendance: Reward students who had perfect attendance last month by posting their names in a highly-visible place and providing candy or another reward. They’ll be smiling all the way to the next honor roll!