The following is an idea from my wife Beth Southworth, I invite you to follow her blog at:Frank Lee Family History . Finding unusual days such as National Clean Off Your Desk Day are some of the most effective ways to motivate staff. As we pull away from the holiday season, it is fun to celebrate for the pure joy of celebrating.
January 14th is National Clean Off Your Desk Day. Teachers could compete in a
contest vying for the cleanest/neatest desk. Custodians could act as judges as
they clean classrooms after school that day. You could include student desks,
too, and give awards for cleanest classroom. Possible awards include: A life-size cut-out of Mr. Clean, a bucket of classroom cleaning supplies, cookies or donuts for the class.