Turn-Around Strategy Workshop     Reigerpark Schools   Introductory Session   Qualities of a true Top          Achiever   ...
Introduction  • Who am I?  • Who are you?  • Workshop time:    - Today 14h00 – 17h00;    - Tomorrow 09h00 – 16h00;  • Grou...
Herb Greenberg and Patrick Sweeney  Succeed on your own terms -   Lessons from top achievers around the world on developin...
Profiles of those who have      succeeded on their own terms•     Perseverance;                                  •   Patie...
Quick SurveyPlease answer each of the following statements using the following rating scale:1 = Strongly Disagree; 2 = Dis...
Identify the role you play in the school, as depicted                                      by these characters.           ...
Where are we going?                                                     Vision          What are we going          to do? ...
Memories ties you to your past.Imagination pointyou to the future.                                              15    Stru...
School Readiness 1   2   3   4   5   6   7        8         Components1. General school   management2. Participatory   man...
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  1. 1. Turn-Around Strategy Workshop Reigerpark Schools Introductory Session Qualities of a true Top Achiever Dr Muavia Gallie (PhD) 1 Content • Introduction • Succeed on your own terms; - Knowing where your are going and defining success (Video clip - 40 sec.); - Profiles of those who have succeeded on their own terms; - Lessons in success: What they discovered about themselves along the way • Video clip - Reedemer (4 min); • Moving from Success to Peace; • Conclusion 2 1
  2. 2. Introduction • Who am I? • Who are you? • Workshop time: - Today 14h00 – 17h00; - Tomorrow 09h00 – 16h00; • Ground-rules (discipline); • Your expectations. 3 Introduction• Classroom teacher, HoD, Principal of a secondary school - going on in schools;• Taught in ‘township’ - 15 years;• Schooled in Worcester - rural life;• Prov. & Nat. professional development officer - professional needs of teachers;• Senior member of SADTU for 10 years - unionism;• Director of SACE for 7 years - ethics and professional development of the profession;• Part- and full-time lecturer at UWC, Wits & UP - theoretical and practical debate;• Policy making process for 15 years - policy terrain. 4 2
  3. 3. Herb Greenberg and Patrick Sweeney Succeed on your own terms - Lessons from top achievers around the world on developing your unique potential 5 Knowing where you are going and defining success1. You have got to know where you are, to know where you are going;2. First you have to define success;3. Tapping into our defining qualities 6 3
  4. 4. Profiles of those who have succeeded on their own terms• Perseverance; • Patience;• Goal-oriented; • Persuasiveness;• Self-awareness; • Confidence;• Willingness to take risk; • Passion;• Thriving on pressure; • Integrity;• Optimism; • Trust;• Empathy; • Having fun;• Competitiveness; • Being open;• Courage; • Creativity; 7Lessons in Success: What they discovered about themselves along the way1. Focus on what you have rather than what you don’t have;2. Always play like you are trying out for the team;3. Be who you are right now;4. Pursue something that is completely and totally interesting to you;5. Embrace your roots;6. Customise yourself;7. Respond from the heart when disaster strikes;8. Understand your past so that you can create your future;9. Be true to your conviction;10. Look in the mirror and be able to say, “I did the right thing”;11. Know what you stand for;12. Don’t let others define you;13. Reinvent yourself;14. Accept your own challenges. 8 4
  5. 5. Quick SurveyPlease answer each of the following statements using the following rating scale:1 = Strongly Disagree; 2 = Disagree; 3 = Agree; 4 = Strongly AgreeNo. Statement Rating1. This school is a pretty good place to work.2. I can get ahead in this school if I make the effort.3. My salary is in line with my contribution to education.4. Promotion in this school is handled fairly.5. I understand the different changes taking place in the school.6. My job makes the best use of my ability.7. My workload is challenging but not burdensome.8. I have trust and confidence in my senior.9. I feel free to tell my senior what I think. 910. I know what my senior expects of me. 16 Primary Personality Traits 1. Reserved Outgoing 2. Less intelligent More intelligent 3. Affected by feelings Emotionally stable 4. Submissive Dominant 5. Serious Happy-go-lucky 6. Expedient Conscientious 7. Nervous Venturesome 8. Tough-minded Sensitive 9. Trusting Suspicious 10. Practical Imaginative 11. Forthright Shrewd 12. Self-assured Apprehensive 13. Conservative Experimenting 14. Group-dependent Self-sufficient 15. Uncontrolled Controlled 16. Relaxed Tense 10 5
  6. 6. Identify the role you play in the school, as depicted by these characters. 11 It is not the The future is a “To exist is matter of choice, not sails but the chance. You are where to change, unseen wind you are because of decisions you took - or and to that moves didn’t take - sometime in the past. The shape change is to the ship. of tomorrowdepends mature.” entirely on how you act, right now! Henri Bergson Muavia Gallie - FDE: Managing Change - 0824645022 - UWC - Slide 2. 4 Muavia Gallie - FDE: Managing Change - 0824645022 - UWC - Slide 2. 2 Muavia Gallie - FDE: Managing Change - 0824645022 - UWC - Slide 2. 3 “The significant “ Competence “Anyone can is linked to time andproblems we facecannot be solved situation. If the situation changes, the criteria for hold theat the same level competence also change, so it is possible that helm while of thinking we organisations which the sea is used when we were competent can very created them.” quickly become incompetent.” calm.” Albert Einstein Swieringa & Wierdsma - 12 de Geus A.P. “Becoming a Learning Organisation” Muavia Gallie - FDE: Managing Change - 0824645022 - UWC - Slide 2. 5 Muavia Gallie - FDE: Managing Change - 0824645022 - UWC - Slide 2. 6 Muavia Gallie - FDE: Managing Change - 0824645022 - UWC - Slide 2. 7 6
  7. 7. Where are we going? Vision What are we going to do? Mission What is important around here? Values What do we want to achieve, Goals and by when and at Objectives what cost? How will we Action Plans reach our & objectives? Commitment and Pressure 13 Muavia Gallie - FDE: Managing Change - 0824645022 - UWC - Slide 2. 12 Moving from Success to Peace• PERMIT yourself to acknowledge that some of our old beliefs about who we are (and others) might not be true;• EXPLORE the possibility that there is something about ourselves (and others) that we don’t fully understand, of which could change everything;• ANNOUNCE that we are willing for new understandings of ourselves (and others) that could produce new possibilities;• COURAGEOUSLY examine these new understandings and allow these new truths and knowledge to enlarge our lives;• EXPRESS our lives as a demonstration of our deepest, highest self, rather than denying them. 14 7
  8. 8. Memories ties you to your past.Imagination pointyou to the future. 15 Structure of the Workshop Eight School Readiness Components1. General School 1. Attendance (T & L) Management 2. Teacher information2. Participatory 3. Learner information Management 4. Annual planning3. Communication 5. Timetabling4. Human Relations 6. Teaching schedules 7. Organogram 8. Teaching and Learning support materials 16 8
  9. 9. School Readiness 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Components1. General school management2. Participatory management3. Communication4. Human relations 17 SRC 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 81. General school ✖ ✖ ✖ ✖ ✖ ✖ ✖ ✖management2. Participatory ✖ ✖ ✖ ✖ ✖ ✖ ✖ ✖management3. Communication ✖ ✖ ✖ ✖ ✖ ✖ ✖ ✖4. Human relations ✖ ✖ ✖ ✖ ✖ ✖ ✖ ✖ 18 9

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