• Photo Voice Process and Guidelines

    The official PhotoVoice organization (www.photovoice.org) promotes “participatory photography and digital storytelling methods” for individuals and communities to have an opportunity to advocate for themselves and create progressive social change.

    We are launching a modified version within D6 Wellness, to give employees a different way to share the wellness successes and challenges they encounter during the workday. The photos will be used to create awareness and to support D6 Wellness interventions and programs. As the popular saying goes, “a photo is worth a thousand words”.

     See Examples HERE 

    How can I participate?
    1. Identify situations at work/during your workday that are either barriers to or assets to wellness

    2. Take a photo of the situation, in accordance with the guidelines below

    3. Assign a caption to the photo, briefly explaining the challenging or positive situation relating to wellness

    4. Email the photo and caption to District6-Wellness@greeleyschools.org

    5. The photo and caption will be posted ANONYMOUSLY on the worksite wellness webpage, www.greeleyschools.org/worksitewellness with suggestions for overcoming the barrier, as applicable. The photo may also be posted to the worksite wellness Facebook page

       

    Guidelines

    • No photos showing employee or student faces or identifying them in any way without their written approval

    • All photos become the property of District 6

    • Only original photos will be accepted

    • Do not take photos while driving

    • No inappropriate photos

     
    2015-16 Photo Submissions
     assessment
    Caption: "Originally we had till 5/24 for the 8th grade assessment, now it needs to be completed by 1/29!"
    Suggestion: Try to relax and look forward to one less thing to complete at the end of the school year!
     
    art  
    Caption: "Stress relief: when students share their beautiful artwork with me."
     
    supplies  
    Caption: "My materials are never organized and it drives me nuts"
    Suggestion: taking time for organization will pay off!
     
    Fitbit  
    Caption: "My motivation! 10000 steps every day"
     
    cold  
    Caption:"Biggest challenge right now??? This cold going around!!!"
    Suggestion: fruits, veggies, sleep, water and clean hands!
     
     hallway   stairs
    Caption: "Stairs or long hallways that go forever. These are both good for wellness and stressful at times."
    Suggestion: try to maintain the positive outlook and look at these as opportunities for movement throughout your day. 
     
     Hudson
    Caption: "Computers that lock up when you are trying to work"
    Suggestion: push "save" often!
     
     mats
    Caption: "Rolling mats out of the gym to the cafeteria for practice is stressful."
    Suggestion: thank you for being flexible and providing this opportunity for our students! 
     
    Christmas  
    Caption: "Christmas being over make me sad!"
    Suggestion: Just remember, Frosty comes back each year! 
     
    phyllis  
    Caption: "My reminder and support to get rid of those holiday pounds!"
     
     sidewalk
    Caption: "A clear sidewalk amidst the frozen tundra begs me to take a walk!"
     
     grandson
    Caption: "Healthy cooking with my grandson"
     
     mats
    Caption: "New mats are a stress relief!"
     
     hidden calories
    Caption: "Sneaky hidden calories"
    Suggestion: check out the calorie content online before you order! 
     grading
    Caption: "Grading papers is stressful"
    Suggestion: Small steps; take a walk halfway through to re-energize 
     
     tech
    Caption: "The new technology stresses me out"
    Suggestion: OIT x6565 
     
    tv  
    Caption: "Relaxing with a good show is a great stress reliever!"
     
    PHMS  
    Caption: "Ball chair reminds me to do active things constantly. Don't just sit"
     
    PHMS
    Caption: "The constant struggle...to hydrate or caffinate" 
    Suggestion: caffeine should be consumed in moderation. Aim for at least 8 cups of water per day! 
    PHMS  
    Caption: "Missing copies stress me out!"
    Suggestion: Consider a basket next to the machine for people to put copies not belonging to them. 
    PHMS  
    Caption: My stress relief is knowing all of my grandkids are healthy and safe. I keep this picture on my desktop." 
     PHMS
    Caption: "This picture illustrates my current wellness challenge. Recovering from knee surgery has limited by physical activity which, in the past, has been one of my go-to stress relievers."  
    Suggestion: Consider arm exercises and meditation! 
    PHMS  
    Caption: "Having a messy desk stresses me out!"
    Suggestion: a constant battle for most of us! Aim for organizing 1 thing per day.
    PHMS  
     Caption: "Estes Cone hike is my favorite stress reducer!" 
     PHMS
    Caption: "My desk plant helps relieve my stress. It brings some much needed nature and green to my office that helps break up the glare of bland white walls." 
    PHMS  
    Caption:"Have to walk the stairs at Prairie Heights every day several times a day. Don't work out often enough, so this is an asset to my wellness."
     PHMS
    Caption: "My stress is not being able to use the school facilities."
    Suggestion: have patience and think about how great the facilities will be when they are completed! 
     PHMS
    Caption: "This bad boy takes away the stress during passing periods not only for me but the students and other staff as well"
     PHMS
    Caption: "Caring for a plant helps me relieve stress."
    Warehouse
    Caption: "Rain, rain go away. The aisles of the warehouse make a great walking track!"
    OIT  
    Caption: "Standing desk, because if you don't stand for something...you'll sit all day!"
    PHMS  
    Caption: "Stress comes from uniforms turned in late." 
    Suggestion: Late fees?
     PHMS
    Caption: "Cooking makes me stress-free, and Star Wars" 
    PHMS  
    Caption: "Having a mess after moving really stresses me out."
    Suggestion: Tackle it one project at a time! 
    PHMS
    Caption: "Hiking with my dog helps me de-stress"
    PHMS  
    Caption: "Here is a little something that works for all...a smile or two, a little activity and friendly competition all rolled into one." 
    PHMS  
    Caption: "Music is one of the things I can rely on to relax me!"  
    PHMS  
    Caption: "Motocross training with my 3 year old and 5 year old eliminates all stress!" 
    PHMS  
    Caption: "Mondays"
    Suggestion: ...it's almost Tuesday!
    PHMS
    Caption: "Taking a minute with each of the classes to do a fit stick/brain break helps with stress release."
     PHMS
    Caption: "My new bike destresses me."  
    PHMS  
    Caption: "My new technology that doesn't work"
    Suggestion: OIT x6565
     PHMS
     Caption: "Having adult time."
    PHMS  
    Caption: "My puzzles relax me."
    PHMS
    Caption: "Lunch on the roof relaxes me."
    PHMS  
    Caption: "My funny happy puppy helps me to destress"
    PHMS  
    Caption: "Destress- Jeepin'."
    PHMS  
    Caption: "Ladies wine and painting night." 
     SC
     Caption: "Healthy Halloween treats from the boss!"
     PHMS
    Caption: "Stressing at bus duty."
    Suggestion: Perhaps some self-care after a stressful, but important job
    PHMS  
     Caption: "Reading to relax."
    PHMS  
    Caption: "I love a ride on my bike to help me relax." 
    PHMS  
    Caption: "The new technology is causing a lot of stress."
    PHMS  
    Caption: "My technology won't work." 
     PHMS
    Caption: "Stress when the power goes out."
    Suggestion: take this opportunity to "un-plug" mentally through meditation