Write and deliver kind and thoughtful messages to staff.
Gather your inspirED team and write notes or cards to each staff member at your school. Deliver them through staff mailboxes.
Tips & Suggestions:
- Theme this project around Teacher Appreciation Week or holidays.
- Expressing gratitude to others can significantly improve your own happiness and wellbeing (Lyubomirsky & Schkade, 2005).
- Positive relationships between students and the adults at school lead to higher levels of student engagement and better learning outcomes (Skinner & Belmont, 1993).
- In comparison to other professions, teaching is associated with higher average levels of stress and exhaustion and yet over 90% of teachers report feeling “passionate” about their work (Carbonneau et al., 2008; Smith et al., 2000).