Accountability Chart

When dealing with children, teachers and parents tend to look for new positive methods for behavior modification and teaching good behavior.  Next time you are looking for a way to get your kids or students to do their chores, try a chart.               Daycare chart

Charts are effective for use with specific tasks, chores and homework, rather than the behavior itself. Charts are rather simple to use.  Add daily stars or stickers for completed tasks with weekly rewards for good performance. List a few goals or chores that you want to reward and the length of time each goal/chore must be completed in order to gain stickers. Next, assign a sticker value to these (i.e. finishing homework is worth 5 stickers).  After that the fun starts; create a list of rewards that the stickers can be cashed in for.

The chart is a low cost and easy method to encourage kids to do something. Learn more about charts and other ways of disciplining children by taking the FREE Child Guidance and Discipline course from MyCourseRoom.com.

Help Ensure Compliance with the Childcare Competency Assessment

Did you know that over 70% of childcare centers receive one or more citations during their compliance visits, and in most states these citations arePreschool Daycare available online to help parents make informed choices? MyCourseRoom.com has created our Childcare Competency Assessment to help you know where you may have compliance issues and to help you get those fixed before your next compliance visit.

This assessment can be tremendously useful in assessing where your staff may have competency gaps and improving these through targeted training. This is especially useful when evaluating new hires. When staff members have completed this assessment, our system will show if they have mastered these competency areas and if not suggests the corresponding CPE/CEU course to help them improve in that area. This assessment chooses random questions to test a total of 37 skills within 8 competencies from minimum standards, rules, and regulations as well as from personal skills such as communication, organization, and time management.

These skills evaluate the following 8 competencies:

  • Facilities Management
  • Classroom Management
  • Student Development
  • Efficiency
  • Self-Perception
  • Collaboration
  • Productivity
  • Interpersonal Communication

As the center administrator, you can start immediately to implement this assessment in your center for just $150 per year for up to 10 staff members. This cost also covers 25 rotatable course hours that you select for your private catalog to help get your employees trained and learner reports that include the assessment results and course progress.

10 users not enough? That is not a problem. You have the ability to add more users to your plan at any time. Simply go to MyCourseRoom.com and sign up for one of our Business Premium plans.

Healthcare Certification Coming soon

MyCourseRoom.com is anxiously awaiting the arrival of our upcoming certification program, Healthcare Professional Success Principals. This 35 clock-hour  program contains four of our professional development courses and our CPHQ certified HIPAA Privacy course. These five courses will help learners develop leadership and management skills and gain a better understanding of the HIPAA Privacy laws. The courses that are included are:

  • Effective Facilitation of Meetings – 5 hours:  Objectives include projecting meeting outcomes; setting the agenda; establishing roles for key participants; facilitating; and capitalizing on meeting outcomes.
  • Empowerment and Accountability – 5 hours:  Objectives include setting clear expectations; managing the flow of information; establishing effective controls; phasing in empowerment; and balancing empowerment and accountability.
  • Giving and Receiving Constructive Feedback – 5 hours:  Objectives include identifying differences in personality style; giving feedback constructively; overcoming one’s own resistance to feedback; receiving and actively soliciting feedback.
  • Stress Management – 5 hours:  Objectives include understanding stress and its external and internal sources; developing strategies for reducing long-term stress; building a tolerance to stress; reducing or eliminating short-term situations that cause stress; learning techniques for immediately reducing stress through relaxation.
  • HIPAA Privacy – 15 hours:  This CPHQ credentialed course provides an in-depth understanding of the key elements of the federal privacy regulations regarding medical information.

This certification is aimed at giving usable training that can be applied to the real world situations.  All of these courses are CEU/CPE/PDU certified and HIPAA Privacy is CEU/CPE/PDU/CPHQ certified.

 

And the winner is…..

Regretfully, we do not have a winner for our Ranger Contest.

The MyCourseRoom team would like to thank everyone for their participation in our first contest. By participating you were sharing knowledge with colleagues, friends and family.  Please continue to be our ambassadors of knowledge by spreading the word.

As many of you know, you can access your Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn accounts directly from MyCourseRoom.com.  Please ‘Like’ us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and increase your professional network through LinkedIn.  You can also find us on Pinterest and Google Plus. Extend your helping hand and share the benefits you have gained from taking courses at MyCourseRoom.com.

Please keep an eye out for any future contests or promotions from MyCourseRoom.com. To do this simply go to the MyCourseRoom.com/promotions.htm page to see if any new contests or promotions are currently in progress or coming soon.

Tips for coping with loss

MyCourseRoom understands that things happen in our personal lives that often directly impact our work life.  Coping with loss is one of life’s experiences that can have a major effect on how we get through each day and how we relate to others. Dealing with loss and starting the healing process can be one of the hardest things to do, regardless of what kind of loss it is. The healing process takes time and requires some work, but it can be done. The following are some techniques to help during your time of grief, healing and adjusting to your new life.

 

  • Journalingcoping with loss quote copy

Spend 15-30 minutes every morning to write about anything and everything that comes to mind. What you write about does not really matter. What does matter is that you feel comfortable and free enough to write what is on your mind.

  • Planning activities just for you

Schedule a day and time to go on a date with yourself and only yourself. Get dressed up and go out. Perhaps one week you go to a movie and the next you go to the newest art exhibit at the museum. Even browsing the racks at the local library or heading to a travel store to come up with your dream vacation are ways to begin the healing process. The only real rule is to not discard any activity because it may seem silly; go have fun and enjoy yourself. Simply do things for you.

  • Building a safety net

Just like a tight rope walker uses a safety net to ease the fear of falling, you should have a support system when you have to deal with loss. Surround yourself with people who are willing to help you and with whom you are comfortable sharing your thoughts during your time of need.

 

To learn more about coping with loss and adjusting to your new life, take Coping with Loss the FREE course from MyCourseRoom.com.

 

Brush up on your organizational skills

With school just around the corner, organization is the key to success. Organization is a fundamental part of productivity in both your personal and professional life. When you are organized, you spend less time on meaningless tasks and more time on high priority tasks. High priority can be major work projects or the project of getting the kids ready in the morning. Below are five ways to help you get organized before the start of school.

  • Recognize the clutter in your home andofficeorg
    • The easiest way of reducing potential clutter in your home and office is to understand what it is. We accumulate clutter everyday such as newspapers and magazines that we never read but think we might someday. The office takes on its own unique forms of The memos from a week ago, the papers that were left over from last semester, copies of work you have already completed or even post-it notes to yourself all constitute clutter.
  • Remove the clutter from your home and office.
    • This is one of those no-brainer items, if its clutter gets rid of it. This tends to be the hardest part. Clutter builds up quickly, and just when you think you have gotten rid of it, more You must actively remove clutter before it accumulates. Throw away junk mail immediately; don’t set it on the table to deal with later. Once you have completed a task, throw away all associated notes unless needed for future reference, especially the post-it note you made to remind yourself to do it.
  • Make sure you use your desk properly; your desk should have:
    • A large surface area upon which current projects can be spread and viewed at the same time
    • Easily accessible storage for office supplies such as pens, staplers, and other office accessories
    • A compartment for filing papers
    • A tray system for mail and reports frequently entering and leaving your office
  • Use a calendar that you enjoy seeing
    • We have all seen calendars with cute baby animals or vintage hot rods. These may not be the most practical and utilitarian items, but if you like the look of that calendar, go for it. You are more likely to look at a calendar, use it and keep it up to date if you enjoy looking at it.
  • Use technology to your advantage
    • Just about everyone has a smart phone; use it. These can sync to your computer and assist in organizing your contacts and appointments. The calendar function can be your best friend. Schedule your appointments in a calendar that can sync to your phone and set reminders so you do not forget. We tend to get involved with daily activities and forget about upcoming appointments or events causing us to rush around and possibly forget important items leaving us unprepared. (Ever brush your teeth in such a rush to finish packing for a trip, only to arrive at your destination to find out you forgot to pack the toothbrush.)

These five things can help get your day in better order and make those hectic mornings a little less hectic. To get more information and a better understanding of how to organize your time and space, go to MyCourseRoom.com to take the FREE 5 hour course, Organizational Skills.

Introducing Ranger Contest

MyCourseRoom.com is announcing a contest to win badges as an Ambassador for life-long learning. As part of the contest, we are giving away our full Preferred Plan Annual Subscription to the first person to reach Ranger level.

To enter:

    • Go to the My Invitees section on My Hub.
    • Type in the email addresses of friends, family and co-workers or simply import your contact lists.  An email will be sent inviting them to join the MyCourseRoom community of learners.  When they click on the link in the invitation email, it takes them to our Sign Up page.  When they register, you get credit.
  • The first person to reach 100 learners signed up under the invitation email link during the contest run dates will have the full Preferred Plan Annual Subscription unlocked. The full Preferred Plan includes the ability to print certificates, print transcripts and take competency and behavioral assessments for 365 days.
  • If you have already purchased this package, we will credit your account with an additional 365 day extension.
  • MyCourseRoom will also award you with Ambassador Badges at different levels that you can post to your social networks.
  • This contest will run from July 28, 2014 to August 11, 2014.
  • The winner will be announced on August 18, 2014 through our blog.

 

Not a member of MyCourseRoom.com but would like to participate as an Ambassador for life-long learning? Simply sign up for a free account to get started.  For more information on eligibility, contest details and prize, please see our Contest Page.

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