Creating a TEAM Spirit!
Volunteering to try a new initiative requires much encouragement and deserves appreciation throughout the entire school year. Just Read Leaders can create a remarkably successful team spirit by giving participants a t-shirt, having special events, and celebrating the TEAM whenever possible. Team Leaders also invite more participation by being respectful of teachers’ time when planning events and asking for feedback. The visibility of the Just Read Team in the school contributes to a positive reading culture, encourages others to participate, and gives students pride in their efforts. Above all, this sense of encouragement is vital to the sustainability of a program that will create free readers for life.