Dignity and Respect
The following tips highlight how we can incorporate acts of dignity and respect in everything we do. By practicing a tip a week, we can all work to achieve a more inclusive community for our district.
9/9/13 Week 1: Sweat the Small Stuff - It is often the small things, such as being kind and courteous, that makes a difference.
9/16/13 Week 2: Smile - A smile can be contagious. Positivity
9/23/13 Week 3: Be Considerate - Your words and actions affect others. Empathy
9/30/13 Week 4: Say Hello - You could make somone's day. Friendliness
10/7/13 Week 5: Say Thank You - Gratitude is a gift that's never too small to give.
10/14/13 Week 6: Reinvent the Wheel - Do something that hasn't already been done. Uniqueness, Innovation
10/21/13 Week 7: Be Open - Try to experience new thoughts and ideas as learning opportunities. Think outside the box.
10/28/13 Week 8: Be Flexible - Things don't always go as planned. Adapt to changing conditions when necessary.
11/4/13 Week 9: Join the Team - Do your part to support teamwork.
11/11/13 Week 10: Be a Relationship Builder - See ways to expand your network.
11/18/13 Week 11: Treat Others the Way They Want To Be Treated - Find out what respect means to others.
11/25/13 Week 12: Be Culturally Competent - Differences are barriers only if we allow them to be.
12/3/13 Week 13: Break the Ice - Start a converstation with somone new.
12/9/13 Week 14: Demonstate Mutual Respect - Inclusion means being respectful regardless of position or title. Inclusion vs. Exclusion
12/16/13 Week 15: Ask - It's OK to ask when you're not sure. Assertiveness
1/6/14 Week 16: Find Common Ground - Discover what you have in common.
1/13/14 Week 17: Communicate Respectfully - It's not just what you say, but how you say it.
1/20/14 Week 18: Practice Patience - Take time to get the full story.
1/27/14 Week 19: Seek Understanding - It's better to not fully understand than to fully misunderstand.
2/3/14 Week 20: Share Your Point of View - Everyone has a perspective. Let others benefit from yours.
2/10/14 Week 21: Get Someone Else's Point of View - After sharing your perspective, give others a chance to share theirs.
2/17/14 Week 22: Lead the Way - Let your inclusive behavior light a path for others.
2/24/14 Week 23: Do the Right Thing - Be Fair. Integrity and Fairness
3/3/14 Week 24: LIsten - People feel respected when they know you are listening to their point of view. Active Listening, Communications Skills
3/10/14 Week 25: Remember - We all Make Mistakes - Resist the urge to point out the ones others make. Empathy and Respect
3/17/14 Week 26: Get Involved - Make a difference. Get caught being good. Community Service
3/24/14 Week 27: Become a Mentor - Yes, you can help others realize their potential. Peer Mentoring
4/7/14 Week 28: Take a Healthy Step - Do something healthy for your health and encourage a friend to join you.
4/14/14 Week 29: Lend a Hand - A little help can go a long way. Helping Others
4/21/14 Week 30: Be a Champion of Dignity and Respect - Encourage others to do the same.