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Managing workplace challenges

It was good practice of how to be a manager and be more professional in the work place :)

Handling stress and preventing burnout

I learned that in order to positively handle stress and prevent myself from burning out i need to have a healthy work-life balance and to have healthy hobbies and interests outside of work.  Also to be able to positively be able to address the stress by talking to someone about it and practicing breathing techniques or taking a walk when i feel like i am becoming overwhelmed.  

I plan to stay positive and manage my time accordingly so that i do not get burnt out 

Great PD opportunity!

Thanks so much for this wonderful PD. This will be very vaulable moving forward this school year. 

Importance of Repetition in Learning

As a Talent Skills Trainer and Curriculum Developer for 21st Century Workforce, I found the course contained excellent. The questions test your reading and the ability to follow written directions. After taking the test the first time I found, I needed to re-test with more knowledge and incite to improve my knowledge and score.

Identifying Strengths and Weaknesses

We are all aware of the strengths we have as professionals. The question becomes whether or not we are just as realistic about addressing our weaknesses. I am ineffective if I know my weaknesses and do not take the time to address them to allow growth. I learned to set realistic goals: I must be honest with myself, take my time, be specific about what I am addressing, focus on my behavior, accept the results, get others' opinions, and use all results to strengthen my abilities. 

Stress, Burnout and Teachers in the Philippines

The Philippine society has been plagued by false beliefs. One of them, making your job, your life, and always going the extra mile... for a job where you are replaceable.

Teachers in the Philippines, from both public and private schools are overworked. Apart from teaching duties, giving lessons, creating plans and exams, they are bombarded with administrative work, extra curricular work, "baby sitting" work, and all other things teachers had to endure since time immemorial. Still, they remain to be in one of the most underpaid professions.

Working beyond office hours, teachers literally spend at least 70 percent of their… >>>

Self Assessment: A Must for Any Educator

As a career soft skill, people must always know how to assess themselves. Apart from knowing our strengths and weaknesses, we must know the impact we have on others, and always live by an ethical standards.

Knowing your abilities and limits will enable teachers like us to know which to skills to teach and which to work on, so that we can be better facilitators of learning. Sometimes, students may be better in some areas like technology. We must accept our weaknesses and improve on it. 

As teachers, students see us as role models. As such we must always keep… >>>

Avoiding Burnout

Rarely do I get burnt out in my current job but in my past jobs I have experienced burnout several times. This was caused by working so many extra hours due to the large workload.  Having to get a high dollar job done to make payroll, pay taxes, ect. Overtime is where the money is at. I have 3 daughters (all grown up now with families of there own) and raising 3 children is not cheap. I took the extra hours to pay for the added expenses. I missed more games and recitals than i would have liked. You can't… >>>

The Bad Boss

I started a full time job when I was 19. I learned quickly it was best to get along with my boss. I've had good bosses and bad bosses. A good boss is easy to get along with most of the time but the bad boss, therein lies the problem. I learned to keep my answers short and to the point, get a feel for the his mood and do my job to the best of my ability to avoid as many issues as possible. By doing this I made my time with the bad boss bearable avoided quitting a… >>>

Work Ethic and Personal Ethics

I was fortunate to have a father who taught us personal and work ethic along with a sense of humility. Be proud of your work. It will speak for itself. Having been taught personal ethics made it easier to make ethical work decisions which I face on a weekly basis. My plan is to continue applying what i have learned to keep my choices ethical, to be an example to my students and fellow instructors. 

Lead by Example

The lesson reiterated what I have seen in the good leaders I have encountered in my life. It is a very powerful behavior -  to act how you would like to be treated.

Positive practice

I took from this to show a more positive practice at work (be on time, have a good attitude, analyze problems thoroughly) and to set Specific goals to better improve self at work. 


Put yourself and your family first.  A job will never love you.

The importance of formal training

I learned that formal training is important, that employees need encouragement to complete the formal training and apply what they learned in formal training.

Getting to know your boss

I learned that my boss has same feelings like the rest and that respect is better then always being right. I learned that patience pays off. This acitivity helped me view my boss's perpective, that my boss has a lot on her plate everyday and it is not possible to always be perfect.  Much Grace is needed.  


I learned that ethical behaviors in the work place are important and that the behaviors of each employee has an impact on others not  just the individual employee.

Be ethical to yourself before being ethical to others

Be ethical to yourself before being ethical to others

Adjust your behavior

I learned that one must adjust and adapt to their bosses style of management and look at it as a learning experience on your way to success rather than being negative. Take initiative. 

Role Modelling

We must be the change that we would like to see in others. To be change champions we must lead by example.

Our behaviour is quickly emulated by those around us. 



One thing I learned in that stressed can be managed when it seems like to much. And also stress can push you which can help you grow as a professional and a person.