During my years of teaching, I have worked with teachers who would just arrive to do their jobs and check out at the end of the day. Many of them never made those connections with others members of the school and they never really celebrated anything together other than the end of the school year.
I am fortunate to work in a community that values time together. We have weekly breakfast’s and it seems that a month doesn’t go by without a celebration of some form or other. It has become a tradition to have all of these celebrations and we always look forward to them. Today we are having a staff lunch in honor of St. Patrick’s Day. Everyone signs up to bring something to share with the rest of the staff and there is a connection everyone makes while sitting around the tables and enjoying all of the shared dishes. It’s very cool.
Are there any school traditions your staff values? Maybe we can begin a list that may inspire other schools?