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.
- 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!
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