By now everyone has started to fall into daily routines. You have the power to help people avoid the habits of complacency and negativity by using one or more of the October activities below! We always recommend doing the Relationship-Builder as well.
See more details about this month’s activities by clicking the title of each idea below!
High Five Fridays: Reinforce positive relationships between Staffulty and students by encouraging teachers to stand in the hall during passing time and high-five students as they walk by. ‘High-Five Fridays’ are easy, free, and effective!
CULTURE & CLIMATE
Club Rush: Reinforce the value of club participation and encourage student leaders by offering a ‘Club Rush’ event. Set up tables where students can learn more about the activities offered at your school and sign up to join.
MAKE IT HAPPEN!
Room Service Cards: Reinforce your appreciation for Staffulty members by delivering a beverage and snack that was preordered using these “Room Service” cards. It’s especially meaningful if students are the ones delivering the treats.
Climate and Culture – video and discussion: Use this The Green Room professional learning episode at a staff meeting or PD day to reinforce the idea that every person in the school impacts the atmosphere in the building. Culture and Climate is a team sport.
Why You’re Awesome Pads: Recognize students by writing them a quick, specific compliment about a positive character trait. These “Why You’re Awesome” notepads make it easy, which may be why they’re one of our most popular products for classrooms and the office. Available in the Ren Store.
Showing Up – video and discussion: Use Season 6, Episode 28 The HarborTM by Jostens with students to reinforce a school culture of supporting all students, clubs and athletics by attending a variety of events.
Random Knock: Reward entire classrooms for their performance with a Random Knock. Show up unexpectedly, with treats in hand, on an unannounced day. If the class met the criteria determined by your school, like zero tardies or 100% homework completion, students get a treat.
This activity has been selected as part of the Culture Challenge. Do it, enter the sweepstakes, and you could win $500 for culture and climate activities at your school!
GET RECOGNIZED FOR YOUR EFFORTS!
All schools who do one Monthly Playbook activity for each month of the school year and track their school culture and climate efforts are eligible to be a Jostens Renaissance School of Distinction.