Thursday, February 28, 2013

Beating the February Fatigue

Today's blog idea comes from Matt Thompson.  Matt is currently Assistant Superintendent for Student Learning for Scott County Schools.  Below he describes a contest he conducted as principal of Deep Springs Elementary.  The staff would turn in a comic with an alternate caption  based on the theme or topic on top of the comic.  When all comics with captions were submitted, a judging team would rank the entries and the one with the best score would win a gift certificate for dinner.  What a great idea that allows your staff to be both creative but also blow off some steam.

Below is more on the contest, the scoring criteria and three of the comics that were used for the contest.

Starting this week we will have new contest in which someone will win a gift certificate to one of Lexington’s many wonderful restaurants each week.

Each week, we will hand out a comic (strip or one panel) with a specific topic.  Your job will be to provide the caption for the comic within the requested topic.  Points will be awarded for:
  • Creativity
  • Humor
  • Links to life/experiences at Deep Springs
Below is a sample of something that would be appropriate:

1 comment:

  1. Great idea! Thanks for sharing Matt and for posting Chip.