Weekly Inside Story
December 15-19, 2014
Greeters for this week:
There are 4 workshops in this building this week
Region 7 ESC
DMAC Design & Delivery Coordinator
Special Ed Coordinator
Title I Specialist
Administrative Secretary - Center for Technology Services
Educator Certification Specialist
ELA Specialist, Middle School
Grant Accounting Specialist
Federal Programs Coordinator
Special Ed Specialist
Administrative Secretary - Federal Programs
Just a reminder to please bring a toy Friday to our Staff luncheon to give to Toys for Tots. The Luncheon will begin at 10:30 a.m. in the Cedar room.
We will be dismissed after the Luncheon. Please remember to clean out the refrigerators in your areas by Thursday at noon. Make sure all computers, printers and etc. are turned off prior to leaving on Friday.
May each of you have a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. Be safe in your travels.
Back by popular demand!
You are cordially invited to the now, ever-popular, DMAC Soup Day!
Our bill-of-fare will be laid out on December 15th, at 11:30 a.m.
in the DMAC Conference Room
We have a wonderful selection that will surely delight your palate!
The venue will be come-and-go, so if you don’t have time to visit,
please take a plate or bowl with you.
Thank you, and Merry Christmas!
I appreciate all you do!
Joyce Thompson, Director of Special Education
Special Education Office
Subject: Re: 2014-2015 ECDS Submission
Our submission is complete.
I would like to say, "Thank you" to Carlton. He was a great help.
Develop passion and positive performance in any team
Excerpt from The Manager's Motivation Handbook by Susan Fee
One of the most powerful ways to get your team members energized and invested is to get them involved in important growth and development activities ... the kind of activities that produce win-win outcomes.
Here are just a few ideas for you to consider.
- Create a change of pace while developing more team talent by giving your team members a chance to work on new projects or learn different skills.
- Pass along important articles and information to team members with an attached note or subject line such as: “thought you’d like to know about this.”
- Ask an employee that is proficient in a certain area to train others on the team.
- Ask everyone who attends a professional development program to share their learning experiences with co-workers.
- Have one of your top performers mentor a new co-worker to give them an opportunity to “learn the ropes” from a colleague.
- Invite team members (with some prior instruction and coordination) to help you select new team colleagues ... just be sure they are given some interviewing and selection tips and techniques.
“You can't make yourself feel positive, but you can choose how to act, and if you choose right, it builds your confidence.”
- Julien Smith