Effective Communications and Generational Skills
Winning Personality and Positive Attitude</li></ul>Managers and director’s look<br />For these qualities in the educators <br />They hire!<br />
Loyalty to the Institution and Its Mission<br /><ul><li>Have the best interest of the institution and students in mind.
Bring positive change by working with management—not against it!</li></ul>Activity<br />Directions<br />Write an Educator Mission Statement. A mission statement captures your goals and philosophies. Your Educator Mission statement should reflect every facet of being a career educator. <br />Make sure to keep your statement succinct and short. Type your statement and print it out. <br />Put your statement in a sheet protector and keep it in the front of your Learning Binder. This will serve as a reminder of why you are becoming a career educator. <br />
Welcome Advice from Colleagues<br /><ul><li>Be receptive to competent counsel and be guided.
You will benefit from other educators success.
You will gain extensive knowledge!</li></ul>Activity<br />Directions<br />Start making a list of questions that you can ask your future colleagues. Throughout your study of the educator program, you can add to this list. <br />If you would you like to take it one step further, find a mentor at a local cosmetology school. Welcome their advice and knowledge. Start asking your questions now!<br />
Constant Pursuit of Knowledge<br /><ul><li>Must be EXPERT in your field.
Educator should obtain at least 40 contact hours per year.</li></ul>Activity<br />Directions<br />Start your pursuit of knowledge now! There are multiple trade publications available to you. There are some publications that are completely free! Here are some professional favorites. (Not all listed are free.) Sign up for your favorite magazines and sites.<br />www.americansalonmag.com Click on “Subscribe /Renew to Magazine” Follow the instructions. For most individuals, they offer a FREE monthly magazine.<br />www.americanspamag.com Click on “Subscribe/Renew” then “to Magazine.” Follow the instructions. This is also a FREE monthly magazine to most professionals.<br />www.behindthechair.com Sign up for this massive website of tips, tricks and techniques for professionals. Also don’t forget to click on the “Freebies” tab.<br />www.pravana.com Sign up as a professional and you will be able to get certified for FREE with the Pravana color line.<br />
Effective Time Management and Organized Work Methods<br /><ul><li>How you organize and use your time determines how much you get done.
Time- A continuum that is measured in terms of events that succeed one another from past through present to the future.</li></ul>Keys Concepts in Time Management<br />Goals- Determines general direction of your life and energy.<br />Establish Objectives- Your objectives will clarify your direction.<br />Identify Priorities- List your objective in priority order.<br />Analyze Time Use- Schedule during your peak times.<br />Plan Your Time- Establish a weekly plan, allow flexibility<br />Relax- Don’t over-organize. <br />Time Wasters<br />Interruptions- Learn to say NO<br />Waiting- Put time to good use when you are forced to wait.<br />Procrastination<br />
Authority, Order, and Self-Confidence<br /><ul><li>Authority- an individual cited or appealed to as an expert, the power to influence or command thought, opinion or behavior.
For an educator to achieve recognition as an authority he must have self-esteem and self-confidence.
Self-Esteem- the deep-down feeling you have in your own soul about your own value or self-worth.
Self-Confidence- Confidence in oneself and in one’s own power’s and abilities.</li></ul>Key Point: If authority is used fairly and consistently, it will gain the respect and loyalty of the learners.<br /><ul><li>Once authority is established, there will be effortless order in class.
Must be a subject matter expert in every subject you teach.</li></ul>Activity<br />Directions<br />It is imperative to have unshakeable confidence as an educator. Think about a person you know who has high self-confidence and self-esteem. On a separate piece of paper, write down the traits and behavior of this person. Write down what they specifically do that projects a healthy self-confidence and self-esteem. <br />
Professional Ethics, Character, and Human Relations<br /><ul><li>Educators who are of high moral excellence are in high demand.
Educators must model and teach those standards.</li></ul>Activity<br />Directions<br />It is essential that a master educator knows what they stand for! Create a list of your morals and values. Type up this list, put it in a sheet protector and keep it in the front of your Learning Binder. <br />
Dependability and Flexibility<br /><ul><li>This is all it takes to be in the top 20% of your profession: show up, be on time, be ready to work. That makes you dependable!
Must be ready to adapt to new, different or changing requirements.
Must be flexible and move into a learner-centered educational environment.</li></ul>Activity<br />Directions<br />Think about the last job you worked at or think of a position of responsibility you held. Answer these questions.<br />How many days did you miss when you were in that position?<br />How many times were you late in that position?<br />How many days did you “slack” and not really get much work done?<br />How many times did you say “it is not my job” ?<br />How many times did you call in sick and you were not sick?<br />Now review your answers. This should indicate if you were in the top 20%. Now <br />you can take the information and set goals on how you can be in the top 20% <br />as a career educator. <br />
Cooperation and Teamwork<br /><ul><li>Put other people’s interests higher than your own.
Successful cooperation is a two-way street.</li></ul>Activity<br />Directions<br />Read the following quote and write your thoughts about how cooperation and teamwork has changed the world.<br />“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed people can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” –Eleanor Roosevelt<br />
Interest in Other People<br /><ul><li>When you begin to actively cultivate an interest in other people, the eternal law of Cause and Effect will begin to work.
If you exhibit genuine interest in your colleagues, they will be happy to help you when you need it.
Goodwill practices with encourage teamwork and cooperation.</li></ul>Activity<br />Directions<br />Search online and research about the Law of Cause and Effect. It will help you gain a better understanding of how it effects the world and ultimately your teaching. One of my favorite books/video about the Law of Cause and Effect is “The Secret”. Go to http://www.thesecret.tv/ to learn more.<br />
Initiative and Ability to Work Independently<br /><ul><li>Learn to work independently and with little close supervision.
Be a self-starter</li></ul>Learn to take Independent Action:<br />Study your position description.<br />Read and study the school’s operating procedures.<br />Read and study rules established by oversight agencies.<br />Be willing to take risks.<br />Follow the steps for building self-confidence.<br />
Patience and Self-Control<br /><ul><li>You will only be able to lead your student if you can control your own emotions.
Always stay professional when you face a challenge.</li></ul>Follow these important steps when faced with a challenge:<br />Pause and Breathe—count to 10.<br />Consider the circumstances <br />Evaluate your options—every should win!<br />Stay professional<br />Listen to the student<br />Apply the BEST approach<br />
Professional Image<br /><ul><li>Always practice impeccable grooming.
“Look” the part”</li></ul>Courtesy, Compassion, and Consistency<br /><ul><li>By being courteous you can command the same from your students.
Your compassion will help ensure that rules and standards are applied equally and fairly.</li></ul>Activity<br />DIRECTIONS<br />Write down a time when you have shown compassion when no one else in that situation seemed to care. This same compassion will help you understand your students and gain their respect.<br />
Desire and Motivation<br /><ul><li>Desire is the great equalizer.
Key: strong personal desire and self-motivation are a must!
Desire is the foundation for all self-motivation.
You will become more motivated if you surround yourself with high achievers.</li></ul>Activity<br />DIRECTIONS<br />There are a lot of things you can do to help stay positively self-motivated such as: doing think you enjoy, improve physical fitness, and identify major life goals or desires. <br />Make a list of what motivates you. Remember that each individual is different.<br />
Enthusiasm and Energy<br /><ul><li>Enthous- from Greek work inspired.
Motivational experts concur that enthusiasm can be developed.</li></ul>Imagination and Pleasure<br /><ul><li>Educators who are in great demand in the workforce are resourceful; they have creative ability and active minds.
A creative imagination will help facilitate the presentation of various course topics.
Stress and anxiety obstruct the learning process</li></li></ul><li>Effective Communications and Generational Skills<br /><ul><li>Educators must be able to master the art of communication, not only with coworkers but also with their students.
These students will vary greatly in age, background, culture, beliefs, and attitudes. </li></ul>Activity<br />DIRECTIONS<br />Research on the internet and find ways you can learn to communicate better with different types of individuals. Write down any notes you feel are important. Practice these communication skills starting today!<br />
Winning Personality and Positive Attitude<br /><ul><li>Educators must develop a personality that fosters learning and genuine human relationships.
There are steps you can take to develop a pleasant, enjoyable and amiable personality.</li></ul>Maintain an open mind.<br />Must have a passion for the industry.<br />Make the best of what you have.<br />Do not hold grudges.<br />Do not live in fear.<br />Focus on the future, not the past.<br />Do not be critical.<br />Do not insist on having the last word.<br /><ul><li>Key: It is never necessary to apologize for things you haven’t said or done!
Successful people choose to work towards achieving goals.</li>