This classroom guidance lesson gives students the chance to examine their own interests with a brief career interest inventory. Students gather in like groups to discuss their common interests/hobbies and careers that interest them. Reinforce that career interest inventories do not dictate future ca
This activity provides students with practice in the specific area of varied sentence length. Students will work on removing repetitive words and combining short, choppy sentences into longer, more fluent sentences.
To increase students' engagement, the short passages provide information about inte
Making a Wise Career Choice
Career Clusters and Pathways
Objectives: Students will be all to:
• Define interests, talents, skills, and values.
• Identify their interests, talents, skills, and values.
• Explain why it is important to evaluate your interests, talents, skills, an
Skills Employers Desire
This is a complete lesson on Employable Skills. It will assist students with learning about those skills employers desire most. Students will be able to identify and explain the differences and similarities between soft, hard, and tran
The College Research Pennant Project is a fun way to have students begin to think about and research different colleges. Students will fill out a research worksheet which will ask them to identify a college's demographics, majors, activities, etc. and then create a college pennant based on their fi
Are you a teacher or school counselor looking for a fun activity to do with your intermediate or middle school students to foster career awareness and teach what it takes to set oneself up for success? "Playing the Career Lottery" is that activity!
This activity allows to students to think critica
This is my favorite goal setting activity for my school college and career awareness kickoff day! College and Career Readiness is at the heart of teaching Common Core! This fun and easy to teach lesson is perfect for college day and it make a great bulletin board to hang up before parent night!
. Objectives: Students will be able to:
• Explain the importance of having strong teamwork skills in the workplace.
• Identify key teamwork skills.
• Describe the barriers that hinder the forming of a strong team.
• Explain how you can become a successful
This is a perfect classroom lesson to be used as part of an ongoing career research unit. This lesson focuses on goal setting, identifying personal interests and learning about our multiple intelligences.
I used this lesson after students had taken an interest inventory and before they begin the
Students will create these projects using Microsoft Publisher
2. Events Posters
3. Business Cards
4. Cereal Box
These activities contain activity instructions, student exemplars and marking schemes.
Note: These activities could be used with any version of Microsoft Publisher.
Community Helpers Spotlight: Police Officer Labor Day Career Studies
Here's a quick and simple resource for introducing students to career studies! 8 pages of community helper printables, featuring police officers, designed for primary students.
Reading Passage with questions
College and Career Readiness is at the heart of teaching Common Core
In this whole group activity for college and career readiness students will discuss healthly habits which will prepare them for college. Students will create a classroom bulletin board displaying the habits they will need to adopt
The Early College Awareness Bundle is a great resource to help talk to students about college options. Students play a BINGO game to learn about the various college terminology, and learn that college is a plan, not just a dream. Use the College Spotlight Program to introduce students to different
Starting a New Job
Five Steps to Success
Starting off a new job right is critical for achieving success at work. This learning package guides students through the five proven steps that ensure success. Students will be able to explain the importance of starting off right at a new job and identif
Customer Service Skills
Why Customer Service is Important
Learning to Provide Excellent Customer Service
Customer service skills are critical for students to develop because they are so important in the workplace. Employers highly desire em
Google Drive Docs Student Intro/Assignment
Start taking advantage of one of the best ways to utilize technology to share, collaborate, and create!
This handout walks your student step-by-step through opening account, creating a document, inserting links, and sharing the document. It also involves
The Importance of Good Attendance at Work
Printables and/or Complete Lesson
Students will be able to explain why good attendance at work is important. They will also be able to identify the key steps that can be taken to maintain good attendance.
1. Complete detailed lesson pla
This worksheet is a great way to get students thinking about what they want to be when they grow up. It asks questions such as: why are you interested in this career? Do you have a role model who has this career? Why is this career important to the community? Describe what people who have this job d
This elementary school counseling classroom guidance lesson explore interests of community helpers in a fun career awareness activity! Students hypothesize about the interests of up to 21 community helpers and then think about their own interests and careers that may relate.
Entrepreneurship is a practical and viable career choice, which is often under appreciated or over looked. This complete learning package exposes students to key aspects entrepreneurship. Students will be able explain the current trend occurring
Career education is an important component of any comprehensive guidance program. It is difficult to find really FUN ways to present these concepts to elementary students.
This PowerPoint presentation is a great way to teach them to PK through 5th grade. It includes links to TEN different videos
Hiring for Attitude
POSITIVE AND ENTHUSIASTIC
This learning package focuses on the importance having a positive and enthusiastic attitude in the workplace.
Objectives: Students will be able to:
• Describe what a positive and enthusia
In this fun, interactive classroom guidance lesson, students work together to match images of community helpers to text message conversations about their daily tasks! Students create their own community helper text message conversation about a career in which they are interested.
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Complete Learning Package
These three complete lessons cover essential workplace safety concepts that all young workers should learn. Students will learn how to identify workplace hazards, why most workplace accidents occur, strategies to prevent accidents, and the role of OSHA. E
This activity has links to online articles and videos about technology news. Students will read the articles and answer questions. Links to the articles are found at the bottom of each slide.
UPDATE: A rubric has been added for this activity!
1. Inside Samsung 837: Samsung’s fi
Expanding Your Career Opportunities
Volunteering is an excellent opportunity for students to gain valuable skills and create a productive network. At-risk students that volunteer increase their job opportunities by more than 40 percent. With this complet
This classroom guidance lesson introduces students to a brief career cluster survey to identify a possible career cluster that aligns with their interests/skills. Students review careers in career clusters and identify careers of interests. The lesson is written in long form and can be shortened for
The Importance of Appearance at Work
Dressing for Success
To be successful in the workplace, students need to have a strong understanding on the power and the importance of being dressed appropriately and being well-groomed
What is Excel? This Microsoft Excel tutorial is a great tool for students to learn about budgets, Excel formulas and more. MS Office Excel is used in this lesson plan to show the students the sum, subtract, division and product formulas. The Computer Master's Excel how to lessons are easy to follow
Introduce your students to spreadsheets with these high interest activities! Included are two spreadsheets of data from Burger King (nutritional information) and McDonalds (prices). Students will learn how to guess and check (predict) and enter values correctly in order to answer questions. Inclu
Taking the Initiative
Making Things Happen in the Workplace
This is a lesson that is designed to stress the importance of taking the initiative; a soft skill that is essential for students if they ar
How Do I Become A. . . is a career research and planning lesson that helps student research a potential career that's perfect for him/her.
Includes: student worksheets, lesson plan, websites poster, exit slips, and is ASCA Mindsets and Behaviors aligned which will help students research a career
Digital media and the World Wide Web have transformed modern culture
* Is technology moving faster than we can adapt to it?
* Is our 24/7 wired world causing us to lose as much as we've gained?
* How has technology changed the way we learn?
* How has technology changed the way we conduct war?
MAKING A WISE CAREER DECISION
Objectives: Students will be able to:
• Define job outlook.
• Explain why job outlook is important to consider when selecting a career.
• Compare and contrast two occupations with differ
These classroom guidance lessons are a great way to teach students about different levels of education! In lesson 1, students learn about the requirements for 5 levels of education (high school diploma, vocational certification, undergraduate college degree, Master's degree, and doctoral degree). In
This Integumentary System lesson plan has been consistently ranked number one by students year after year!
Here’s the skinny: Anatomy Academy has a delicious lesson plan that’s meaningful, structured, AND engaging! Your hard-to-please students will always remember skin structure after concocting t
Who doesn't love to travel? Engage students as they plan a vacation to their dream destination using Internet research skills and learning about MS Word, Excel and Publisher.
Students research and plan the vacation using a set budget and then utilize Word to compile research, Excel to demonstrate
Community Helpers Spotlight: Nurse Labor Day Career Studies
Here's a quick and simple resource for introducing students to career studies! 8 pages of community helper printables, featuring nurses, designed for primary students.
Reading Passage with questions
This classroom guidance lesson introduces students to the concept of "applying" to jobs or college. Students reflect on personal strengths, accomplishments, and interests and create a "future application."
Includes lesson plan (objectives, outline, materials list, ASCA standards alignment), example
Reading a Paystub
Objectives: Students will be able to:
• Define deductions and pay period.
• Explain the difference between net pay and gross pay.
• Clarify the difference between salary and hourly wages.
• Describe five common deductions made from an employee’s paycheck.
• Analyze and interpret a
Use this classroom guidance lesson to introduce students to job description, job location, and interests of 6 community helpers! Students read clues about careers and collect career treasure tiles to complete activity! Includes lesson plan, career posters, 3 variations of the treasure map, and objec
College and career readiness is where it’s at! It's never too early to start to talk about after high school options. Your students will love this lesson as it gets them thinking about their future hopes and dreams!!
Teach your students about college, trade school and the military all in one no-pr
Current Events: Inquiring Like a Professional evolved from the desire to combine critical thinking skills with current events and career exploration. Individual choice keeps students interested, and the teacher's discretionary pick of current event keeps the topic relevant to a wide variety of class
Medical terminology lesson plan features:
• Structured lesson plan that’s easy to follow
• More than enough material for 3 complete 90-minute class periods
• Focus & Review humor that relaxes and creates eagerness to learn
• 3 different hands-on class assignments to reinforce learning
• 2 fun te
College Bingo Activity.
You will receive 30 BINGO cards for your class. Included are the definitions to the words. Use this game as a call out BINGO, or call out the definitions(included) and the students will reflect on the words.
Review the key "college" words with the students before the game.
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Choosing a career is one the most important decision we make in life! Therefore, it is our responsibility, as teachers, to empower students to look beyond a paycheck or convenience to t
This classroom guidance lesson encourages students to consider how their future careers can align with their interests. Students complete a "scoot" activity to examine 30 career interests. Students meet with peers who identified interests in the same career clusters to review potential careers and h
I use this lesson during the first week of school to introduce science to my 4th graders. The lesson includes a page for students to brainstorm possible answers for "What is a scientist?" I use this lesson to dispel stereotypes of who can be a scientist. After the discussion, I pass out the secon
I advise a 400-page chronological yearbook, and we publish on a year-round basis. Training new staff members at the beginning of the year is important, and it must be done as quickly as possible. This is the first activity I have my new staff members do as an introduction to the parts of a yearbook
Criticism at Work
Most teens and many adults struggle with receiving criticism at work, which can negatively impact their chances of success. This learning package focuses on teaching students how to properly deal and accept constructive criticism in
This combo packet is sure to help students look to the future with their eyes wide open! My Future Career Combo Packet guides students through an internet activity where they are exposed to the hundreds of options available for their future careers. Based on 28 factors that should be included when