Personal Swot for Teachers

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a presentation on SWOT analysis exclusively for school and college teachers. includes exercises and activities.

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SWOT ANALYSIS for TEACHERS: 

SWOT ANALYSIS for TEACHERS mnRAJU S W O T

Your Best Day?: 

2 mnRAJU Your Best Day? Yesterday? Tomorrow? Today?

SWOT Analysis: 

3 mnRAJU SWOT Analysis What? Why? How?

What is SWOT?: 

Strengths Opportunities S trengths W eaknesses O pportunities T hreats Weaknesses Threats 4 mnRAJU What is SWOT? S trengths W eaknesses O pportunities T hreats

What is Swot Analysis?: 

5 mnRAJU What is Swot Analysis?

What is a Strength?: 

6 mnRAJU What is a Strength? An internal resource or capability helpful to achieve the desired goals.

What is a weakness?: 

7 mnRAJU What is a weakness? An internal barrier to achieve the desired goals.

What is an Opportunity?: 

8 mnRAJU What is an Opportunity? An external situation t hat could provide a competitive advantage . ( if properly leveraged)

What is a Threat?: 

9 mnRAJU What is a Threat? An external situation which could damage your scope for attaining objectives.

What is SWOT Analysis?: 

10 mnRAJU What is SWOT Analysis? A situation analysis tool for evaluating internal strengths and weaknesses ; and for examining external opportunities and threats .

SWOT: 

11 mnRAJU SWOT S trengths W eaknesses O pportunities T hreats

Exercise - 1: 

12 mnRAJU Exercise - 1 Your home is located within a two-minute walk of the bus station, and is just a ten-minute ride away from your college. Your English speaking skills are very poor and you are ashamed of speaking English. Your college is located next to one of the largest shopping centers in your town. You left university a decade ago and have not acquired any further certifications. Your in-laws are retired government employees and have plenty of money and time. There are many well-qualified, trained and unemployed youth in your town. The government is considering making skills upgradation mandatory for all in-service lecturers to earn further increments. Another local college is expanding its services and is on the lookout for experienced lecturers. Your college is considering applying for academic autonomy. There is news that your college is likely to be honored by the District Collector at the next Republic Day for its consistently good performance at the board/university examinations. You have been a diabetic for a long time and you are likely to develop diabetic retinopathy unless you undergo frequent eye check-ups and take appropriate precautions. Your school/college’s offer to host the next state level competitions has been approved. Your spouse is very cooperative and appreciates your work demands and time constraints. You have many bright students in your class and they admire you as a committed teacher. You have a personal library; but it has fewer volumes of books than many of your colleagues have got.

Answers to Exercise - 1: 

Strengths Weaknesses 1 10 13 15 14 2 4 11 Opportunities Threats 3 5 10 8 9 12 6 7 15 13 mnRAJU Answers to Exercise - 1

SWOT Analysis: 

14 mnRAJU SWOT Analysis What? Why? How?

Why SWOT Analysis?: 

15 mnRAJU Why SWOT Analysis? He who knows others is wise; he who knows himself is enlightened.   - Lao Tzu

Why SWOT Analysis?: 

to capitalize on strengths to overcome weaknesses to exploit opportunities to survive threats to be pro-active to take better decisions to capitalize on strengths to overcome weaknesses to exploit opportunities to survive threats to be pro-active to take better decisions 16 mnRAJU Why SWOT Analysis?

SWOT Analysis: 

17 mnRAJU SWOT Analysis What? Why? How?

Strengths Analysis: 

18 mnRAJU Strengths Analysis What are your unique skills/qualifications? What do you do better than anyone else? What unique resources can you access? Why do people praise you? What achievements are you proud of? What values do you believe in?

Activity 1: 

19 mnRAJU Activity 1 Think & list your strengths Form pairs Describe to your partner Share with class

Weaknesses Analysis: 

20 mnRAJU Weaknesses Analysis What skills/knowledge do you lack? What skills could you improve? What do you avoid doing? What do others see as your weaknesses? What resources are you deficient in? What are your negative work habits? What personality traits hold you back?

Activity 2: 

21 mnRAJU Activity 2 Think & list your weaknesses Form pairs Describe to your partner Share with class

A Critical Life Skill: 

22 mnRAJU A Critical Life Skill Successful people get up every time they fall. NO UPs and DOWNs means YOU ARE DEAD . Nick

Beating Weaknesses: 

23 mnRAJU Beating Weaknesses Were successful people always successful in all they did? Did success come to them quick and easy? The road to success is never an easy one. There are several obstacles. Be prepared to fall. Rise every time you fall.

POWER OF RESTRAINT: 

24 mnRAJU POWER OF RESTRAINT Discover weaknesses/ patterns/ habits that no longer serve. Vow to stop. Stay away. Congratulate yourself. Repeat till you conquer.

Opportunities Analysis: 

25 mnRAJU Opportunities Analysis What opportunities to learn are open? What situations can you take advantage of? Do you have people to help/advise you? What others’ failures can you exploit? Have you any solutions to others’ complaints? Is there an unfilled need around you?

Activity 3: 

26 mnRAJU Activity 3 Think & list your opportunities Form pairs Describe to your partner Share with class

Opportunities Analysis: 

27 mnRAJU Opportunities Analysis

Opportunities Analysis: 

28 mnRAJU Opportunities Analysis

Opportunities Analysis: 

29 mnRAJU Opportunities Analysis Success consists in being successful, not in having potential for success. Any wide piece of ground is the potential site of a palace, but there’s no palace till it’s built. - Fernando Pessoa (Portuguese poet)

Threats Analysis: 

30 mnRAJU Threats Analysis What obstacles do you currently face? What are your competitors doing? Is the demand for your strengths declining? What trends could harm your interests? What threats arise from your weaknesses?

Activity 4: 

31 mnRAJU Activity 4 Think & list your threats Form pairs Describe to your partner Share with class

Threats Analysis: 

32 mnRAJU Threats Analysis Threats are Opportunities in Disguise DO N’T QU IT Ships in harbor are safe, but that’s not what ships are built for.

SWOT Analysis Tips: 

33 mnRAJU SWOT Analysis Tips Be rigorous & be objective View from all perspectives Be realistic & be specific Use verifiable facts only Prioritize

SWOT Analysis Tips: 

34 mnRAJU SWOT Analysis Tips

PowerPoint Presentation: 

35 mnRAJU SWOT Analysis Template Date   Helpful (to achieving the objective) Internal Factors (Attributes of the Individual) Harmful (to achieving the objective)             How to capitalize                       How to overcome           External Factors (Attributes of the Environment)       How to exploit                     How to reduce           S W O T

Exercise - 2: 

36 mnRAJU Exercise - 2 Go through the sample SWOT chart and make a SWOT chart of your own.

PowerPoint Presentation: 

37 mnRAJU Example Personal SWOT Analysis for Teachers My Strengths     I have a passion for teaching I have good inter-personal skills I have a degree in education I have good critical / analytical skills I have excellent communication skills I have plenty of work experience I am good with public speaking I am financially sound I am young and healthy I have a supportive spouse My Weaknesses     I have no/little relevant experience I am lazy and suffer from procrastination I lack concentration / attention span I have limited subject knowledge I lack stress management skills I am poor at dealing with conflict I am low in self-esteem I have young children to take care of I have dependent in-laws I live far from the school My Opportunities   I have a job offer in a college which suits my temperament better Eventually I could go on for my Ph D I have been offered a scholarship for my doctoral work Our college offers free wi-fi on campus We have well-equipped laboratories Many new educational institutions are opening in my locality My children are offered free education at my school/college Our institution offers an annual gold medal for the best teacher My parents are moving to my neighborhood Our car loan application has been cleared My Threats   We have no Ph D guides in this town I have a heavy workload I need to sign a contract if I take up a new job My department has no good library My family depends on my salary and I cannot take any risks Entry level admissions into our institution have been decreasing I am not on good terms with the management Two of my younger colleagues have acquired higher qualifications The new syllabus has chapters that I’m not comfortable teaching This place is quite expensive

PowerPoint Presentation: 

38 mnRAJU Strengths What do I do well? What unique resources do I posses? What do others see in me as my strengths ? Weaknesses What could I do better ? What resources do I lack or need more? What do others see as my weaknesses ? Opportunities What opportunities are available to me? What trends could I take advantage of? How can I turn your strengths into opportunities? Threats What threats could harm me? What are my competitors/colleagues doing? What threats do my weaknesses expose me to ? Name: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Date. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

PowerPoint Presentation: 

39 mnRAJU If you wish to become a butterfly, be passionate and don’t be content being a caterpillar. Why crawl, when you can fly?

PowerPoint Presentation: 

40 mnRAJU What we do TODAY can IMPROVE ALL OUR TOMORROWS

PowerPoint Presentation: 

41 mnRAJU Today is the first day of the rest of your life.

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42 mnRAJU Send your comments to lionnagaraju@gmail.com This slideshow is available at www.authorstream.com/tag/lionnagaraju www.slideshare.net/lionnagaraju GOODBYE