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What’s on the menu for change? What’s on the menu for change? Presentation Transcript

  • What’s on the Menu for Change?
    • What are some strategies I can use when encountering and reacting to change?
  • Appetizer
    • Participants stand in a circle (one person in the center.)
    • Each person on the outside will throw a ball to the person in the center.
    • The person in the center must catch as many balls as possible!
    • GOOD LUCK!
  • How did it go? What can we do to make it easier?
    • In life, we cannot control what changes are coming our way.
    • BUT, we can control how we handle them and how we address them.
    • We should use the resources we have and take it one step at a time: we should use each other.
  • The Entrée
    • Think of all of the changes that you have gone through recently- school and/or personal.
    • Change can be fun, scary, uncomfortable, and confusing.
  • Fill Your Plate- 5 min.
    • On the outside edges of your plate write the school and classroom changes that you are experiencing.
    • On the center of the plate, write one (or more) change that you have experienced that has affected you in a positive way.
  • Pass the Plate- 10 min.
    • Just like at a buffet…our plates may not hold the same “changes” as our neighbors.
    • Share your plate with your table
      • Share the changes that you are experiencing.
      • Share the change that you experienced that resulted in a positive outcome for either yourself or your students.
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  • STRATEGY FOR CHANGE
    • RECOGNIZE
      • CHANGE REQUIRES YOU TO DEAL WITH LOSS.
      • DOES NOT MATTER IF CHANGE IS YOUR DECISION.
    • EXPECTATIONS
      • SHOCK, ANGER, REJECTION, AND ACCEPTANCE
      • NORMAL FEELINGS / REACTION STRATEGY
      • HUMANS ARE PATTERN ORIENTED
      • DID I MAKE THE RIGHT CHOICE?
  • STRATEGY FOR CHANGE
    • ACCEPT
      • STILL GOING TO HAPPEN
      • CONTROL / EMPOWERING
      • GIVES HOPE
    • STAY POSITIVE
      • KEY TO DEALING WITH CHANGE
      • NEGATIVITY WILL DESTROY SELF CONFIDENCE TO PERFORM
  • STRATEGY FOR CHANGE
    • PLAN
      • MAKE A PLAN
        • IN THE ABSENCE OF AN ORGANIZATIONAL PLAN…DEVELOP YOUR OWN.
        • GET MOVING AND BE INVOLVED IN CARRYING OUT YOUR PLAN
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  • Be prepared
    • Life is full of unexpected surprises.
    • The major key to coping with change is to accept the reality of change and its inevitability.
  • Realize there's only one thing you can control – yourself!
    • Empowerment is a key element of change acceptance and change management.
    • When you feel empowered, you will roll with changes.
  • Look for the silver lining of change
    • Remember the adage - Every cloud has a silver lining .
    • Look for the opportunities that you can make use of rather than continuously viewing the change as a deep loss from which time nothing will ever be the same.
  • Leave harping behind you
    • When a change thrusts you into complaining, it can be understandable for a short period of time.
    • Be an Optimist.
  • Move on
    • You cannot remain rooted in the current or a past situation.
    • It may feel comfortable and returning to a habit is always the simpler path of least resistance.
    • Forge on into the future and stand proud.
    • Use what you have learned but don't let it use you.
  • Make time for yourself
    • Eat a balanced diet.
    • Exercise
    • Get enough rest
    • Participate in something you don't find stressful, such as sports, social events or hobbies.
  • Why is exercise useful?
    • Exercise is a good way to deal with stress because it's a healthy way to relieve your pent-up energy and tension.
    • Exercise is known to release feel-good brain chemicals.
    • It also helps you get in better shape, which makes you feel better overall.
  • Sleep
    • Sacrificing sleep just aggravate your stress level.
    • Get adequate shut eye and allow your body to work in optimal condition.
  • Laugh
    • Catch a comedy and laugh your heart out.
    • So laugh more and allow your laughter to overcome stress.
    • What are some strategies I can use when encountering and reacting to change?
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