Appreciation Is Critical for Schools: For Teachers, Staff, Administrators & Students!
- grumble and complain less.
- are tardy less, and call in “sick” less frequently.
- are more likely to stay employed at their current school.
- are less likely to receive complaints from parents.
I just returned from training the leaders of the Monongalia County school district in West Virginia in the 5 languages of appreciation. We had a great time and, wow, what beautiful country!
The School version of the Motivating by Appreciation Inventory is designed to help school administrators, faculty and staff in both public and private schools. The action items address unique challenges in educational settings (i.e., an act of service may be watching a teacher’s students during lunch recess so she can make phone calls to parents.)
- Eight, easy to use, intentional lessons written in both scripted and abbreviated formats giving the instructor the option of reading it to the class or teaching it from an outline (average time per lesson 35 minutes)
- Curriculum that reaches all elementary-aged students including trauma sensitive, complex and highly capable learners
- Instruction that connects the students with the teacher, educational staff, peers, and family at the deepest levels of understanding
- Lessons that use compare/contrast techniques to help students focus on what “to” do rather than what “not” to do
- Research-based Academic Focus Pages®written at age appropriate levels to be used by students during the lesson and can be reproduced year after year by the classroom teacher
- Tools and ideas for all staff members that create an overall school climate of acceptance and break down walls of diversity