Trophies for Teachers Who Go Above and Beyond

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Trophies for Teachers

In the field of education, many teachers, administrators, and paraprofessionals work each and every day without any kind of recognition. When teachers and other staff go above and beyond their normal day-to-day responsibilities, they should be given a “thank you” and some form of praise. Teachers are often evaluated in multiple aspects of their career, including how their students perform on state tests, their professionalism in the workplace, and the instruction and planning the do each day. When there are exceptional teachers in a school, the administration should award them with trophies or other forms of awards to show them that they are valued.

Benefits of Giving Awards

There are many benefits of giving awards and trophies to people who deserve them. First of all, they show the teacher that they are appreciated and that their work is recognized by others. No one wants to go above and beyond and have it not be recognized by someone. Trophies and awards can act as a way to motivate workers. The person receiving the award is likely to be more motivated to keep doing the great things that they are doing and the people who did not receive the award are likely to try harder so that they can receive one in the future.

Awards and trophies can also be displayed in the classroom so that parents and students can see the success of the teacher. It will help students, parents, and other teachers understand the accomplishments of the teacher. Awards and trophies are gratifying to receive and are much more cost efficient for schools. Rather than giving teachers raises, which many cannot afford to do, they can use trophies to show their appreciation. Providing some form of recognition to your employees who go above and beyond can help increase the success of the company and organization as a whole.

What Can Teachers Do To Earn An Award?

Teachers are responsible for a variety of different things in the role that they play in student’s lives. While many people may think that a teacher is only responsible for educating children for a few hours a day, if you have ever known a teacher or been a teacher you know that it takes a lot more work than what you are given credit for. Teachers must plan and implement lessons to ensure that students succeed on end of year state tests. They must monitor data student data to ensure that students are on the path to be successful. If they observe a student falling behind, they must come up with and implement interventions to help students grow. Monitoring student data trophies and awards should be given to teachers who efficiently implement data into their classroom. If students end up performing well on end-of-year state tests, teachers should also be given a trophy. Any person can stand in front of children, but it takes true dedication and effort to ensure that students meet their goals and are successful. If teachers can do this they deserve to have an award.

Teachers who are able to form very strong positive relationships with students and those who can build a positive classroom culture also deserve to be recognized. If students feel comfortable in the environment in which they are learning and are free to ask questions without criticism the teacher obviously did a great job building relationships in the classroom. These teachers deserve an award or a trophy for improving the emotional stability and success of students. Teachers also deserve awards and recognition when they perform tasks outside of their normal responsibilities, like coaching and leading clubs. These things take a great deal of time and focus, and those who are willing to give their time to improve the lives of students deserve to be recognized for it.

Setting an Example

Teachers are always asked to come up with and implement incentives for students. When students earn high grades, are part of clubs, are kind to one another, and perform above and beyond what is expected of them, teachers are encouraged to reward them. Teachers set the example of giving recognition, awards, and trophies to their students, but are not frequently given them back. Students should see that recognition for going above and beyond occurs both in the classroom and in the real world.

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