Durham, NC (PRWEB) May 02, 2011
Most non-Wisconsin Governors would agree that teachers are underpaid and underappreciated. While we can’t approve pay increases, we can each do our part to help them feel the love. Just in time for National Teacher Appreciation Week, comedian Larry Weaver reveals how to plan a fun teacher appreciation event in his book "Funny Teacher Awards: Your Complete Guide to Organizing a Humorous, Entertaining, and Rewarding Teacher Recognition Ceremony."
"Giving out funny teacher awards can be part entertainment, part morale booster. It gives faculty members a chance to get to know each other better, and it keeps the mood light. My book is full of teacher appreciation ideas for schools to make the most of their recognition event," says Weaver.
Funny certificates can bring laughter long after the teacher appreciation party ends. Just don’t take your inspiration from The Dundies that Michael Scott handed out on NBC's The Office. His selections ranged from boring to downright inappropriate.
For educational settings, Weaver recommends creating funny awards for teachers that focus on humorous situations common to the workplace. Avoid references to personal appearance or character traits that could potentially embarrass the recipient.
Anyone who's tried to create their own funny awards knows that coming up with ideas is the toughest part. Weaver enlisted an A-list team of professional comedians and comedy writers to help, including an Emmy® nominated writer from Saturday Night Live and a features editor from the New York Post. With their ideas anyone can put on a successful teacher appreciation banquet.
A few sample funny award ideas include:
- Dewey Decimal Award – for most organized
- Head Cheerleader Award – for most school spirit
- Single File Award – for keeping everyone in line
- Carpe Diem Award – for making the most of every day
The awards reference common classroom objects, literary figures, noted scientists, fairy tales, popular culture icons, and much more. There are humorous awards for teamwork, leadership, appreciation, achievement and excellence.
While some of the awards fall under the category of "poking light fun," the vast majority are creative ways to say "job well done." They are G-rated and appropriate for all types of public, private, and Christian schools and teachers at any level — preschool, K-12, middle, junior, and high school.
Weaver's book gives tips on how to organize a teacher recognition event to show gratitude and motivate your staff. There are 76 professionally designed and funny award certificates that can be printed, framed, and presented plus 7 awards template for creating your own teacher awards.
About Larry Weaver:
Larry Weaver is a professional comedian and creator of the Funny Teacher Awards Show. His exclusive line of funny awards are perfect for employee awards programs, office parties, teacher banquets, volunteer recognition, staff appreciation, family reunions, church functions, or any event that could use an interactive and fun presentation. His blog has free funny award ideas and stories from successful office parties around the world.
To see samples of funny teacher awards or to order the certificates, visit http://www.funawards.com/