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Meditate

I have learned the value of meditation on stress reduction. 

Perfect Timing

Fortuitously, I have taken this course at the same time I am at a crossroads in my job.  I have experienced serious reflection while participating and will apply what I have learned.  Specifically, the concept of reshaping what I do on a weekly basis.

Lead by Example

Leading by example is a way to have the people around you in the office both be more productive but do what is needed to a sure the company runs smoothly and correctly.

. Compartmentalize Work & Life

Anyone that believes that life will exist without stress is fooling themselves. At some point we have or will experience stress. The previous lessons provide a platform that permits us to identify the key stressors and to recognize what might be necessary to successfully manage stress or to manage elements of work and personal life that will eliminate stress.   

Good!

Really helped me learn new ways to manage stress and burnout. 

Preventing stress

Preventing stress at the workplace has much to do with management.  Management can provide the tools necessary for employee success. 

Appropriate length & topic

This was a quick & bite-sized reminder of Haim Ginott's quote (Teacher and Child" A Book for Parents and Teachers): 

I have come to a frightening conclusion.

I am the decisive element in the classroom.

It is my personal approach that creates the climate.

It is my daily mood that makes the weather.

As a teacher, I possess tremendous power to make a child's life miserable or joyous.

I can be a tool of torture or an instrument of inspiration.

I can humiliate or humor, hurt or heal.

In all situations, it is my response that decides whether a crisis… >>>

Communication

The key to this is communication. Effective communication includes setting realistic goals and communicating the progress, establishing dialog about responsibilities and expectations with your boss, and being assertive about the time and place to cover specific topics.

Understand individual behaviors

Understanding individual behavior to help them to understand and retain information with interaction ,ethical and professional standards 

Awesome

Learned alot 

Time is gold

Time management is key to be able to be efficient and productive without creating unnecessary stress.

 

Everly

Understand that we are all an institution with a manager, if the institution provides us with the necessary resources for successful performance . It will be easier to pursue the vision.

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… >>>