It's 90 Days to Teacher Appreciation Week! May 4, 2020, is the magical day when educators across the United States will experience 5 days of euphoria with gifts showered upon them and all forms of gratitude expressed.
But what about the rest of the year? What if Teacher Appreciation started at the beginning rather than the end? Why wait?
For years we've heard about the "The Dance of the Lemons," an unflattering description of the way some public school administrators tend to pass around ineffective teachers from classroom to classroom, school to school. Sadly, this phenomenon is also found in a high percentage of private schools as well.
Why? What is it about education leadership that enables such a high tolerance of underperformance?
August is a busy month for us with many schools requesting our "Building Faculty Engagement" workshop to start the year off right. We created this unique program to equip teachers, staff, coaches--all employees of the school--with the attitude and mindset to be effective ambassadors for the school.
The result is powerful conversation among faculty and administrators that improves school culture.