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DEVELOPING THE CORE VALUE OF APPRECIATION IN THE WORKPLACE TO MAXIMIZE ENERGY LEVELS Valencia Rhines (AP Wedgwood Middle School) T. J. Jarchow (Principal.

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1 DEVELOPING THE CORE VALUE OF APPRECIATION IN THE WORKPLACE TO MAXIMIZE ENERGY LEVELS Valencia Rhines (AP Wedgwood Middle School) T. J. Jarchow (Principal Wedgwood Middle School) October 17 th, 2012

2 DEVELOPING APPRECIATION Goals and Setting the Stage for the Session

3 LEARNING GOALS FOR THE DAY In this session you will explore: 1. Methods that you can use to move the culture of your campus forward. 2. Specific examples of how to display appreciation /teambuilding to your staff. 3. How to care for a persons four energy sources on a campus. 4. Gain insight from other participants on what they do to promote appreciation/teambuilding in the workplace

4 THE BUTTERFLY EFFECT: EVERYTHING YOU DO MATTERS

5 Life is 10% what happens to us and 90% how we react to it. Charles Swindoll

6 DEVELOPING APPRECIATION The Story of Wedgwood Middle School

7 STORY OF WHY WE ARE HERE  Successfully Led a Team of Educators to Reform a Diverse School and its Culture  What We Can be Best at Mentality Improvement of Academics/Culture Bell to Bell Instruction Currently Performance Learning Currently Increasing Staff Energy Levels  Featured School of Case Study by University of Texas titled: From Chaos to Tranquility One Schools Reform

8 DATA REINFORCES THE STORY: TAKS ALL STUDENTS

9 DATA REINFORCES THE STORY: TAKS AFRICAN AMERICAN STUDENTS

10 DEVELOPING APPRECIATION Research on Employee Health and Wellness

11 ADULTS NEED TO BE KNOWN, VALUED, AND INSPIRED Known InspiredValued

12 RELATIONSHIPS THAT ARE NOT NURTURED  Team members will experience a lack of connectedness with others and with the mission of the organization.  Workers will tend to become discouraged, feeling “There is always more to do and no one appreciates what I’m doing.  Often employees will begin to complain about their work, their colleagues, and their supervisors.  Eventually, team members start to think seriously about leaving the organization and they begin to search for other employment.

13 UNDERSTANDING WHO IS IN YOUR BUILDING  Understanding the 3 levels of engagement 1. Engaged (30%) – going above and beyond folks 2. Average Disengaged (54%) – just enough folks 3. Actively disengaged (16%) – first to parking lot folks From the work of Michael Daggs, 2011 and HR Solutions National Normative Data Base, 2011  Most Engaged Employees add 16% profitability (2010 Gallup Survey)  Three things that energize a workplace 1.Autonomy 2.Sense of Purpose 3.Chance to Grow

14 CULTURE OF MOTIVATION “THE THREE TYPES OF PEOPLE” Leaders Sustaining Disseminating – Central Mission Collaborating Challenging- Questioning Don’t forget to grow Them Genuinely get to know them Everyday Jane's & Johns Identify their hidden talents Provide the opportunities, responsibilities, and challenges that will highlight the hidden talents Sway to the left not the right Build up! before break them down Genuinely get to know them ROAD’s Set clear expectations Provide clear directives Pay intentional detail to negativity Moving from an asset to liability or an liability to asset Genuinely get to know them

15 DEVELOPING APPRECIATION Recommended Literature to Guide You

16 POWER OF FULL ENGAGEMENT (LOEHR AND SCHWARTZ) Developing Your Four Energy Sources 1. Mental 2. Physical 3. Spiritual 4. Emotional

17 FIVE LANGUAGES OF LOVE (GARY CHAPMAN) 1.Words of Affirmation 2.Quality Time 3.Tangible Gifts 4.Acts of Service 5.Physical Touch

18 WORDS OF AFFIRMATION  Words of Affirmation: …Uses words to communicate a positive message to others  Quality Time … Uses time to show others that what they are doing is significant and that their contributions are valued  Tangible Gifts …Putting thought into getting things others like is genuinely appreciated  Acts of Service …“Don’t tell me you care; show me.”  Physical Touch …Uses touch to show appreciation

19 DEVELOPING APPRECIATION Strategies for You to Try

20 WARRIOR CHALLENGE CHALLENGE GOALS: The goal of this challenge is to demonstrate that showing appreciation in the workplace will assist in boosting the overall morale of Wedgwood Middle School faculty and staff, strengthen the sense of belonging amongst staff members, and increase positive school climate results while decreasing teacher burnout.

21 ENERGIZING COMMITTEE “It takes a village…”

22 THEMED TEACHER APPRECIATION WEEKS 2009: TJ the DJ 2010: Ringmaster “T” 2011: Chef Jarchow Gifts all Relate to Theme Trivia Questions for Staff with Drawings Appreciation Cards PTA/Adopt a School Partners

23 TEAMBUILDING Every Faculty Meeting CPE/SPA: Amazing Race Egg Drop Challenge I Used to but Now I A Penny for Your Thoughts Tower Building Why we Appreciate You-Paper Plates Verbal Drawing Challenge

24 TEAMBUILDING Every Faculty Meeting How much can you juggle? Paper Airplane Toss Yogurt and Oatmeal Bar Student Thank You Cards Three Truths and Lie Verbal Drawing Challenge How Aware are You of Change Asst. Principal Lunch Day

25 TEAMBUILDING Every Faculty Meeting Run for the Roses Minute to Win It: Cookie on Forehead Golden Apple Award Open Gym, Zumba, School Softball Team Teacher Wall of Fame Celebrations at Each Faculty Meeting

26 OVER THE HUMP WEDNESDAY Warrior Putt -Putt Challenge Favorite Drink Day Cupids Shooting Gallery Hula Hoop Basketball Coffee Bar

27 DEVELOPING APPRECIATION Session Activity: Idea Share Out and Gallery Walk

28 GALLERY WALK ACTIVITY: HOW WE DO THIS IN OUR SCHOOL In table groups of four discuss purposeful and intentional ways that you ensure that your employees are known, valued, and inspired (5 minutes)

29 MODELING: 10 BEHAVIORS STUDENTS NEED IN THE 21 ST CENTURY 1.Understanding the “golden rule.” 2.Respect for the value of effort, work ethic, self-discipline, and the need for individual contribution. 3.Appreciation of diversity. 4.Capability to work with others in a team. 5.Taking responsibility for one’s own actions. 6.Respect for others and for authority. 7.Commitment. 8.Goal setting. 9.Ability to resolve disagreement in a civil manner. 10. Recognition and respect for learning and educators. From Insight from the Council of 55 Preparing students for the 21 st century by Uchida, Cetron, and McKenzie

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