Students are the center of everything we do as educators, so naturally, the majority of recognition will go to them. The goal is to reach students of all areas and interests. Look beyond academics and be sure to connect with “hard to reach” kids to add relevance and motivation.
Students are recognized quickly with a lot of spirit in many Renaissance Rallies. Here is a typical run down of Recognition sections of the Rally:
- the host calls out the group being recognized
- the names of the students being recognized are scrolled on a big screen
- the music is turned up
- the students stand up they see their name
- the crowd cheers
Occasionally, if the recognition is a single student or small group of students, they can be called to the front of the stage or gymnasium for their recognition.
The idea is to recognize as many students and groups of students as possible, while keeping the rally moving.
RENAISSANCE RALLY RECOGNITION IDEAS*
If you take the time to identify and recognize the achievements and behaviors that align with your goals, you will inspire more and create a climate and culture that all stakeholders feel a part of!
|ACADEMIC RECOGNITION||CHARACTER AND BEHAVIOR RECOGNITION||STAFFULTY (STAFF AND FACULTY) RECOGNITION|
Ideas for academic recognition include:
|You can also use the rally to recognize positive character and behavior. It’s a great way to make sure everyone knows they matter and are important
Ideas for character and behavior recognition include:
Typically, for any staffulty recognition, you want to bring them to the stage or the center of the gymnasium to be honored. In some cases, short (15 – 20 second) videos could be played with students doing a quick testimonial.
Consider having prizes for the people getting recognized. Examples of recognition and rewards include:
- Concert tickets
- Gift cards
- Giant chocolate bars
- Donations from local businesses
*Many of the tips and games in this article are from the book Ideas, Ideas, Ideas: Rally Edition by Steve Bollar and Tina Dietrich. For more tips and ideas, you can order the book (item RN-111) in the RenStore.