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What’s on the Menu for Change?
<ul><li>What are some strategies I can use when encountering and reacting to change? </li></ul>
Appetizer <ul><li>Participants stand in a circle (one person in the center.) </li></ul><ul><li>Each person on the outside ...
How did it go? What can we do to make it easier?
<ul><li>In life, we cannot control what changes are coming our way.  </li></ul><ul><li>BUT, we can control how we handle t...
The Entrée <ul><li>Think of all of the changes that you have gone through recently- school and/or personal.  </li></ul><ul...
Fill Your Plate- 5 min. <ul><li>On the outside edges of your plate write the school and classroom changes that you are exp...
Pass the Plate- 10 min.  <ul><li>Just like at a buffet…our plates may not hold the same “changes” as our neighbors. </li><...
 
STRATEGY FOR CHANGE <ul><li>RECOGNIZE </li></ul><ul><ul><li>CHANGE REQUIRES YOU TO DEAL WITH LOSS. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul>...
STRATEGY FOR CHANGE <ul><li>ACCEPT </li></ul><ul><ul><li>STILL GOING TO HAPPEN  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>CONTROL / EMPOW...
STRATEGY FOR CHANGE <ul><li>PLAN </li></ul><ul><ul><li>MAKE A PLAN </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>IN THE ABSENCE OF AN ORG...
 
Be prepared <ul><li>Life is full of unexpected surprises. </li></ul><ul><li>The major key to coping with change is to acce...
Realize there's only one thing you can control – yourself! <ul><li>Empowerment is a key element of change acceptance and c...
Look for the silver lining of change <ul><li>Remember the adage  -  Every cloud has a silver lining .  </li></ul><ul><li>L...
Leave harping behind you <ul><li>When a change thrusts you into complaining, it can be understandable for a short period o...
Move on <ul><li>You cannot remain rooted in the current or a past situation.  </li></ul><ul><li>It may feel comfortable an...
Make time for yourself <ul><li>Eat a balanced diet. </li></ul><ul><li>Exercise </li></ul><ul><li>Get enough rest </li></ul...
Why is exercise useful? <ul><li>Exercise is a good way to deal with stress because it's a healthy way to relieve your pent...
Sleep <ul><li>Sacrificing sleep just aggravate your stress level.  </li></ul><ul><li>Get adequate shut eye and allow your ...
Laugh <ul><li>Catch a comedy and laugh your heart out.  </li></ul><ul><li>So laugh more and allow your laughter to overcom...
<ul><li>What are some strategies I can use when encountering and reacting to change? </li></ul>
 
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What’s on the menu for change?

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What’s on the menu for change?

  1. 1. What’s on the Menu for Change?
  2. 2. <ul><li>What are some strategies I can use when encountering and reacting to change? </li></ul>
  3. 3. Appetizer <ul><li>Participants stand in a circle (one person in the center.) </li></ul><ul><li>Each person on the outside will throw a ball to the person in the center. </li></ul><ul><li>The person in the center must catch as many balls as possible! </li></ul><ul><li>GOOD LUCK! </li></ul>
  4. 4. How did it go? What can we do to make it easier?
  5. 5. <ul><li>In life, we cannot control what changes are coming our way. </li></ul><ul><li>BUT, we can control how we handle them and how we address them. </li></ul><ul><li>We should use the resources we have and take it one step at a time: we should use each other. </li></ul>
  6. 6. The Entrée <ul><li>Think of all of the changes that you have gone through recently- school and/or personal. </li></ul><ul><li>Change can be fun, scary, uncomfortable, and confusing. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Fill Your Plate- 5 min. <ul><li>On the outside edges of your plate write the school and classroom changes that you are experiencing. </li></ul><ul><li>On the center of the plate, write one (or more) change that you have experienced that has affected you in a positive way. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Pass the Plate- 10 min. <ul><li>Just like at a buffet…our plates may not hold the same “changes” as our neighbors. </li></ul><ul><li>Share your plate with your table </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Share the changes that you are experiencing. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Share the change that you experienced that resulted in a positive outcome for either yourself or your students. </li></ul></ul>
  9. 10. STRATEGY FOR CHANGE <ul><li>RECOGNIZE </li></ul><ul><ul><li>CHANGE REQUIRES YOU TO DEAL WITH LOSS. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>DOES NOT MATTER IF CHANGE IS YOUR DECISION. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>EXPECTATIONS </li></ul><ul><ul><li>SHOCK, ANGER, REJECTION, AND ACCEPTANCE </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>NORMAL FEELINGS / REACTION STRATEGY </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>HUMANS ARE PATTERN ORIENTED </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>DID I MAKE THE RIGHT CHOICE? </li></ul></ul>
  10. 11. STRATEGY FOR CHANGE <ul><li>ACCEPT </li></ul><ul><ul><li>STILL GOING TO HAPPEN </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>CONTROL / EMPOWERING </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>GIVES HOPE </li></ul></ul><ul><li>STAY POSITIVE </li></ul><ul><ul><li>KEY TO DEALING WITH CHANGE </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>NEGATIVITY WILL DESTROY SELF CONFIDENCE TO PERFORM </li></ul></ul>
  11. 12. STRATEGY FOR CHANGE <ul><li>PLAN </li></ul><ul><ul><li>MAKE A PLAN </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>IN THE ABSENCE OF AN ORGANIZATIONAL PLAN…DEVELOP YOUR OWN. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>GET MOVING AND BE INVOLVED IN CARRYING OUT YOUR PLAN </li></ul></ul></ul>
  12. 14. Be prepared <ul><li>Life is full of unexpected surprises. </li></ul><ul><li>The major key to coping with change is to accept the reality of change and its inevitability. </li></ul>
  13. 15. Realize there's only one thing you can control – yourself! <ul><li>Empowerment is a key element of change acceptance and change management. </li></ul><ul><li>When you feel empowered, you will roll with changes. </li></ul>
  14. 16. Look for the silver lining of change <ul><li>Remember the adage - Every cloud has a silver lining . </li></ul><ul><li>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. </li></ul>
  15. 17. Leave harping behind you <ul><li>When a change thrusts you into complaining, it can be understandable for a short period of time. </li></ul><ul><li>Be an Optimist. </li></ul>
  16. 18. Move on <ul><li>You cannot remain rooted in the current or a past situation. </li></ul><ul><li>It may feel comfortable and returning to a habit is always the simpler path of least resistance. </li></ul><ul><li>Forge on into the future and stand proud. </li></ul><ul><li>Use what you have learned but don't let it use you. </li></ul>
  17. 19. Make time for yourself <ul><li>Eat a balanced diet. </li></ul><ul><li>Exercise </li></ul><ul><li>Get enough rest </li></ul><ul><li>Participate in something you don't find stressful, such as sports, social events or hobbies. </li></ul>
  18. 20. Why is exercise useful? <ul><li>Exercise is a good way to deal with stress because it's a healthy way to relieve your pent-up energy and tension. </li></ul><ul><li>Exercise is known to release feel-good brain chemicals. </li></ul><ul><li>It also helps you get in better shape, which makes you feel better overall. </li></ul>
  19. 21. Sleep <ul><li>Sacrificing sleep just aggravate your stress level. </li></ul><ul><li>Get adequate shut eye and allow your body to work in optimal condition. </li></ul>
  20. 22. Laugh <ul><li>Catch a comedy and laugh your heart out. </li></ul><ul><li>So laugh more and allow your laughter to overcome stress. </li></ul>
  21. 23. <ul><li>What are some strategies I can use when encountering and reacting to change? </li></ul>

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