Positive celebrations

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Celebrating successes–big or small–is an important part of Continuous Improvement.  Celebrations can be planned at the same time as goals are set, or impromptu when progress is made towards a goal.  Students should help plan celebrations to encourage buy-in.

Begin with a brainstorming activity.  Consider a Kagan structure like round or rally robin, to generate a list of possibilities.  A quick affinity diagram to group like suggestions and nominal group technique to vote on a selection.

Some ideas:

  • a wild rumpus
  • any of the Kagan gambits
  • extra reading time
  • extra recess time
  • board game party
  • student or class of the week assembly
  • announcements by the principal highlighting small achievements
  • a ‘Quality’ table in the lunchroom

How does your school like to celebrate?

Just DON”T FORGET TO CELEBRATE!

Published on January 21, 2012 at 1:16 pm Comments (0)


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