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I was looking for a way to reward staff for good behavior in a way that doesn't make the rest of the team envious. I decided to create bingo cards for each of the staff, where each slot represents a good behavior such as helping a teammate or encouraging a student to make a healthy choice.

If teachers see a staff member exhibit that behavior, the employee can mark it off on their card, and if they get bingo, they win a prize. We have one winner per week. I gather prizes such as Yeti cups and gift certificates from local businesses and email the bingo cards out to all the teachers so they can help us catch the employees exhibiting the behaviors on the card. It went over really well and was fun!

Tiffany Barnard
Child Nutrition Director
Drew Central Schools
Monticello, Ark.

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