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Unlocking the passion within our school and community


Inspiring and motivating staff at a time of change is sometimes challenging.

This activity has been designed to help motivate staff and re-energise them to engage with, and set priorities for, improvement and change.



  1. Begin the session by showing the Prezi presentation Inspire prezi.com/c9my07ig4aap/inspireExternal Link
    Note: Presenters can auto play the Prezi by selecting the icon at the bottom right of the screen. Allow a 10 second delay.
  2. Ask participants to read the article on the Mind Tools website titled How self-motivated are you?
    www.mindtools.com/pages/article/newLDR_57.htmExternal Link
  3. Once participants have read through the article, have them complete The self-motivation quiz.
  4. What was their result? 44-60? 28-43? Or 12-27? Ask participants to read their Score interpretation and Factors in self motivation.
  5. As a self reflection activity, ask participants to write down their answers to the following questions.
    a.    What makes you proud?
    b.    What's the story you want to create with your school community?
    c.    What gives you energy?
    d.    What is your dream for your learners?
  6. Bringing the group back together and use Wordle www.wordle.netExternal Link to brainstorm the following question.
    a.    What are the key things you want your students to leave (insert school name) with?


This project is funded by the Australian Government Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations.

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