Lesson Plan Overview / Details
It's all about the end result; whether it be school, work, home or play. In life, it's not all positive, but it should be if you need positive results now. . Criticism can be constructive and not threatening, and in the workplace employees need to understand that you have an obligation to someone else and their standards.
Who is effective? What do they look like? How do they speak? How do they dress? Does a productive person always model appropriate behavior?
In this lesson we will looks at the basics: following directions, doing them well and being rewarded for that behavior.
Instructional time needed
- Class time
- 55 Minutes
California Career and Technical Education Standards
- MPD.FS.11.0 Demonstration and Application
- MPD.FS.5.3 Use critical thinking skills to make informed decisions and solve problems.
- MPD.FS.6.3 Know how to safely and appropriately handle, store, transport, transform, and di...
- MPD.FS.7.1 Understand the qualities and behaviors that constitute a positive and profession...
- MPD.FS.7.2 Understand the importance of accountability and responsibility in fulfilling per...
- MPD.FS.9.3 Understand how to organize and structure work individually and in teams for effe...
- MPD.FS.9.4 Know multiple approaches to conflict resolution and their appropriateness for a ...
California Academic Content Standards (Reinforced)
Objectives and Goals
- Set attainable goals for workplace success
- Analyze and adapt to alternate means for success
Activities in this Lesson
- Can't you just follow the instructions? - Hooks / Set
Hook: Do you always need a reward for doing what you are asked? (You tube video of bus driver wrecking while texting) All I wanted you to do is drive the bus… and you couldn’t even do that. It's not about how MUCH you can do at work, but how WELL you do it.
Students will watch the video at least two times so that they see and hear what really happened. Then move into the lecture. (Watch the guy in the wheelchair).
- Bus driver texting and wrecking [ Go to Site ] One instance where an employee multi-tasking is not to the company's benefit
- How do I get what I want? Employer vs. employee - Demo / Modeling
The teacher sets the tone by describing and explaining the following:
Background: The perfect employee: how do you get what you want? Manufacturing employees must multi-task, trouble shoot, be critical, be efficient and do it every day. How does an employer determine if an employee is performing at a level that benefits the company?
How do you get them to buy in? How do you break the cycle of, "What’s in it for me? Take responsibility for your own actions. Do your job, not everyone else’s! Did you hear what she said about me? Who side are you on??? ". The gossip factor vs. the goodness factor.
One of the hardest things to do is to talk to another person about things they're doing wrong. Likewise, employers often forgo doing employee evaluations altogether or only bring up positive things, hoping to do themselves a favor by maintaining peace and harmony in the workplace.
The reality is the only person they're doing a favor for is the employee. In fact, an employer who either doesn't do evaluations or isn't fully honest in evaluations is setting the company up for potential legal trouble.
The first step in creating an effective employee evaluation is to first determine why you want to evaluate your employees. These reasons may be to determine grounds for changes in compensation or position within the company, as a way to determine if the employee in training is progressing properly , to determine if an employee needs to be terminated , or as a function of personnel research .
- How do you rate? - Projects
Make a copy of the blank evaluation form and give TWO (2) to each student. Direct each student to complete an evaluation on themselves on how they are TODAY- in this moment , then collect. Do an honest self-reflection, and thell them it will be kept totally private and not returned. Once all have been collected, have the students write an evaluation on a randomly selected classmate ( kept confidential- do not return).
Have the teacher ask the question, " You know yourself, did you rate yourself honestly? Now you may not have known the other student, did you rate them fairly?" The responses may be quite suprising.
Teacher: at your job, your employer may not know you, only what your production quota was; is it fair for them to rate your skills? Why or why not?
- blank evaluation form [ Download ] This is the student evaluation handout.
- Assessment Types:
- Writing Samples,
Have each student get a sheet of notebook paper and list every students name, skipping a line between each name. The assignment, have students write one positive comment about each of their classmates; BUT they cannot use the same comment twice.
Collect as they finish, then the teacher randomly selects a few to read out loud; everyone leaves on a positive note.
I like to play the Americal Ido video at the end to send the message that its not only about the job...
- american idol [ Go to Site ] Great short clip on following your passion as it reflects who you really are.