How to Keep Adults Engaged During a Training Seminar

Employee Recognition Ideas

Training is a necessary evil in the corporate world. As the United States Secretary of Health and Human Services, Sylvia Mathews Burwell, once said, “Job training empowers people to realize their dreams and improve their lives.” Additionally, training helps your staff remain up-to-date on procedures and policies so they can work effectively and efficiently. Even though you’re dealing with adults,…

Awesome Sunday School Recognition Ideas for Kids

Student Recognition Ideas

Awesome Sunday School Recognition Ideas for Kids

Kids love praise. Knowing they’ve reached a goal or completed a task motivates them to continue doing well. Although Sunday School classes may seem like a fun place to socialize with friends, play games and listen to inspiring stories, there’s a lot of learning going on too. Let’s celebrate it! Here’s four Sunday school recognition ideas to keep the youngest…

15 Ways Schools Can Appreciate Their Teachers (on the Cheap)

Recognition & Motivation Ideas

Happy Teacher Appreciation Week!

Day in and day out, teachers go above and beyond. From staying late to help students with projects, to arriving early to perfect lesson plans, this profession isn’t celebrated enough. So on May 5th it’s time to say Thank You! 15 ways schools can appreciate teachers on Teacher Appreciation Day! 1. Have the school secretary reach out to parents and…

Promote a Positive Environment with Middle School Recognition

Student Recognition Ideas

Middle School Recognition

Successful teachers know that middle school recognition ideas are more than just simple certificates; they are tools that mean the difference in academic success. One of the most important aspects of teaching middle school is creating a positive environment.  It is also the most challenging. Teachers know that in order to support student advancement, they need to battle such things…

8 Star Wars Inspired Employee Recognition Awards

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Star Wars Inspired Employee Recognition

Are you dreading the annual employee recognition program? Spice things up! Plan a themed awards ceremony to celebrate the upcoming December 2015 release of Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens. Here’s eight awards the staff will brag about long after the presentation. The Leia Leadership Award Is there an outstanding, well-respected lady in the office? Give her with…

Meaningful Gift Idea: Personalized Stationary

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Sometimes, you need to a give a gift, but aren’t quite sure what to give. When a professional occasion calls for a gift, it’s hard to go wrong with personalized stationary. A personalized notepad or greeting card set is appropriate for the office and it shows the person you put some thought into it. Types of Stationery: Pick stationery so…

The Do’s & Don’ts of Teacher Gift Giving

Employee Recognition Ideas

Although you can give a teacher a gift anytime, it’s especially appropriate during Teacher Appreciation Week, which is May 7-11 this year. This week is your reminder to let inspiring teachers know what a difference they have made in your life or the life of your kids. Teachers receive lots of gifts, so choose yours carefully to ensure it’s meaningful…

5 Ways to Make National Volunteer Week Special

Employee Recognition Ideas

Whether you work at a non-profit organization that works with volunteers who help to improve the community, or you are a teacher in a classroom who relies on parent volunteers, it’s important to remember those special people who are dedicating their time to your cause. National Volunteer Week takes place this year from April 21 through April 27, so be…