I have created an interactive Calendar Routine that can spruce up any classroom. These interactive/clickable PDF's can be used on a daily basis. No printing is necessary. Simply open the PDF on any PDF reader on a phone, tablet or computer. Display on a smart board or projector. Students select a
Do you want to give your students a real-world, valuable experience that will help them prepare for future job interviews? This packet contains our students' favorite project of the year - a mock interview. In addition to the interview, students will use guided steps to prepare a résumé, cover lette
Do you want to give your students real-world, valuable information about the realities of living on minimum wage? This packet contains everything students need to complete a minimum wage project and requires no-prep for the teacher. Great for a Life Skills class, as an addition to a Business Math/Ca
Making a Wise Career Choice
Career Clusters and Pathways
Students will be all to define and identify their interests, talents, skills, and values and explain why they are important when deciding a c
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 trans
This is a 37 page unit with the goal of teaching secondary life skills students with disabilities basic money and purchasing skills. This unit is taught over a period of at least 3 weeks. This unit includes topics such as rounding up to the next dollar, estimating purchase totals, paying for items
A three page assessment for special education to find each students interest when it comes to employment. Page 1 & 2 show picture of occupations (13 total). Students will circle either the happy face, straight face, or sad face showing how they would feel working each particular job. Page 3 asks
Completing personal information in a real world situation can be intimidating for young students and adults. This writing packet contains a variety of mock applications to provide your students practice on completing forms with their personal information.
The Job Interview Learning Package
This learning package walks students through the job interview process and provides them with the tools they will need to succeed in a real interview. These can be used as self-guided worksheets or as teacher instructed lessons. There are fo
The Secret to Success
The S.M.A.R.T. Goal Setting Strategy
A recent study from Harvard revealed that people that have goals are ten times more successful than people without goals. There is a clear link betw
. 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
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 identify
The Job Hunt
Where to Find a Job?
These are two quality, well-crafted, and complete learning packages that focus on the proper steps needed for a successful job search and the most effective methods and sources that should be utilized
This complete Tool kit contains 40+ reproducible, easy to use guidance masters (tools) that cover every aspect of school to work guidance including career interview, career assessment, career exploration, career planning, career enhancement, and career entry, and much more.
These guidance worksheets
These are excellent career exploration assignments. They allow students to explore six different careers. They are self-guided assignments that support reading comprehension skills. They are based on The Occupational Outlook Handbook information. However, the information has been condensed and simpli
Hiring for Attitude
Positive and Enthusiastic
This learning package focuses on the importance having a positive and enthusiastic attitude in the workplace. Students will be able to describe what a positive and enthusiastic attitude at work looks like and w
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 w
Social Skills and Life Skills
Learning from Failure
Many of the students that I work with tend to have a difficult time dealing with failure. I carefully designed this learning package to teach s
Understanding Job Evaluations
A Complete Learning Package
To succeed, it is essential for students to understand how their performance in the workplace will be measured. This learning material focuses on the process of how employees’ performance is measured, the benefits of a
This countdown sheet, including answer key, helps students to learn how to sew any type (2 hole, 4 hole, shank) of button. I developed this simple 5-step method to help students conceptualize and remember the steps. The organizer helps students to record notes during a demonstration or as a Do Now on
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 plan
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 emp
Resume and Cover Letter Templates with Rubrics
In this product you will find a template for both a resume and cover letter. I have also included the rubrics for both out of 50 points. Each semester I teach a resume/cover letter unit for my students and a career center in Ohio and these templates I
This is a self-guided vocational based assignment that explores the occupation of a waiter and waitress. It was designed for special education students but may be applicable for others interested in exploring careers. The information was derived from the Occupational Outlook Handbook; it was conden
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
4 career exploration word search puzzles help students and job seekers to recognize / prepare for careers and employment. Great activity for fast finishers, extra credit, career day, college counseling, life skills, or substitute teacher day. Includes four pages of student content plus corresponding
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.
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 are
Are your young adult, special education students beginning to search for a job? Without the necessary social skills and life skills for a successful interview, employment is difficult. This packet, mostly containing black and white pages for ease of printing, was created to help our life skills stud
Making a Wise Career Decision
This learning package was designed to assist students with understanding the importance of evaluating the job outlook of a career before deciding their career path. It encourages higher level thinking
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 complete
This worksheet focuses on following written directions, sorting items, and grocery store skills. Students follow 4 written directions to practice vocational skills and functional reading comprehension. Directions are written at a 1st grade reading level. Students cut out line drawings of food objects
After discussing the career - fashion designer, students must design their own clothing/accessories by drawing a rough draft and a final draft of the item. Then, three of their peers must rate their design.
The objectives covered in this complete learning package are: Students will be able to
• Define problem solving.
• Explain why problem solving skills are important.
• Describe the best steps to take to solve a pr
Job Interview Questions: Reading Passages is a collection of short, informative reading passages and questions. The passages are high interest but are written at a lower reading level. The writing is at approximately a 3rd to 4th grade reading level (using Flesch-Kincaid). There are more advanced
This worksheet asks students to-
-Find net income given an hourly wage and hours worked
-Figure out how long a person needs to save to afford an item given a weekly income
-Determine gross income given net income and amount paid in taxes
-Fill out a simple budget form to determine the amount of money
Practice multiplying rates with the real world skill of calculating wages!
This worksheet presents the formula for calculating wages with a dollar per hour rate. There are ten problems with one bonus question
It's a great activity for practicing multiplication with decimals or applying multiplicat
This product is an interest inventory and life skills assessment for use in planning the transition portion of the IEP. It is not a formal or standardized assessment. This inventory/assessment is especially helpful when transition planning for students with significant cognitive disabilities. The pic
This product works well to introduce students to the auto mechanic occupation and become familiar with tools used for both the job and personal vehicle maintenance. Also great for students in intro to automotive mainstream vocational class.
Included is 24 object description cards, 2 file folders of
Study Skills and Life skills
I strive to develop effective learning materials to assist educators with teaching valuable life skills to students. The following story was created as a starting point to teach students about the importance of learning organizational skills. I sinc
Jobs that Don’t Require a Four Year Degree
One of the fastest growing job sectors is the green sector. There are many occupations in the green sector that don’t require a four year degree; t
The Student Job Interest Kit from the educators’ tool Kit (tool B-2): Use to acquaint students with 15 basic jobs in the world of work, and to assess their interests and experiences in these and other jobs.
The results of the Job Interest assessment may help a student in deciding on a career tract a
This is a two page activity to help students with special needs understand morning and night. The first page is a chart with two columns, day and night. The second page has 12 word/picture "cards" that students have to cut out and paste into the correct column on the first page, depending on when tho
From the Educators’ Tool Kit (tools M-9, M-14, M-15): Use these worksheets to assess a student’s basic work skills and aptitudes, and to assess the student’s development of positive work behaviors in the classroom and/or on a job.
This document contains 4 worksheets:
1. Scavenger hunt
This lists 24 items for the children to find outside and tick off of their list. This is great for ESL and younger classes as there are pictures to assist with the words.
A page for children to draw a nature landscape with advice and
3 career and employment word searches help prepare students and job seekers for successful employment in the workplace. Ideal career day, extra credit, fast finisher, or substitute teacher activities for CTE, vocational, career exploration, life skills, and business students. Includes three pages of
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Here you will find a 30 minute lesson including 3 activities and a video clip.
Encourage your students to set a schedule and to reflect on the day's activities.
Learning objectives: To evaluate student’s time management skills and teach them how to schedule th