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This Bundle includes every resource in "What I Wish I'd Learned in School":
List of Activities:
- Job Ready: Agree/Disagree Warm-up Activity
- What is an I-9? Presentation and Student Note Template
- What is an I-4? Presentation and Student Note Template
- Most Likely to be Hired Editable Certificate
Introduction to Jobs and Careers
- 20+ Journal writes on Career topics (e.g. "What jobs are considered to be "good" jobs? Why?" "When you were a child what did you want to be when you grew up?")
- Career Scattergories: an icebreaker activity
- Lecture notes on Jobs vs. Careers (lecture and write, students write along with you)
- Jobs vs. Careers: A comparative example, story and activity
- Lecture notes on Jobs vs. Careers: A side-by-side comparison + activity
- Jobs and Careers Vocabulary and Vocabulary Graphic Organizer
- "Retirement Speech" Assignment
- "My Career Starting Points" - thought-provoking questions to help students craft a vision of their career goals.
- Career Goal-setting Worksheets
- Career Research Project + Rubric
- Career Interview Project
- Lecture Notes on Networking
- "My Network" web handout - asks students to think about their network right now.
- Networking Scavenger Hunt - an icebreaker activity
- Lecture notes on Digital Footprints
- "Google yourself!" Activity
- Jobs and Careers Word Search
- Jobs and Careers Study Guide
- Jobs and Career Test + Answer Key
- Teacher Key, Teacher Tips and Extension Activities
- BONUS: Career Guest Speaker Prep and Questions
- Job Application Vocabulary
- Practice Job Application
- How to Read a Job Ad
- What's Wrong With This Job Application? Activity
- Job Application Word Search
- Job Application Worksheet
- Job Application Checklist
- Lecture notes on Job Applications
- Lecture notes on References
- References Worksheet
- References Checklist
- "Write Your Own Letter of Recommendation" Activity
- Your Signature Activity
- Job Application Test
- Extension Activities
- Teacher Key
- Resume note-taking handout for students
- "What skills do I have?" - reflective questions for students to think deeply about their strengths and skills.
- Resume Pre-Write handout - it has a comprehensive list of skills and personality traits so that students aren't additionally burdened with researching these qualities on their own.
- 1 Example of a Resume
- (2) Resume templates -- one for students with no experience, one for students with some experience
- Lecture notes on Resumes
- Engaging, character-based sample cover letter
- Template for Cover Letter (scaffolded)
- Business Letters Openings/Closings
1. "Tell me a little about yourself."
2. Why do you want to work here?"
3. "What are your greatest strengths?"
4. "What is your greatest weakness?"
5. "Where do you see yourself in 5 years?"
6. "What are 3 words to describe yourself?" (see a sample, here!)
7. "How do you handle stress and pressure?"
8. "How would you deal with an angry customer?"
9. "Do you have any questions for me?
- Teacher Tips
- Introduction to Unit - Good/Bad Interview Simulation Script
- Lecture notes on Job Interviewing -- types of interviews and why they are used, types of questions and psychologically why they are used, illegal questions (use as lecture notes or reading)
- Job Interview Tips for Success (use as lecture notes or reading)
- How to Facilitate an Effective Group Interview
- The Group Interview Tips for Success
- Mock Interview Student Response Sheet (two versions)
- Full NO PREP 50-minute lesson plans for all 9 questions, including attention getters,"bad" and "good" responses to model in front of the class with instructional assistants or students, and lecture notes.
- Final Mock Interview Rubric
- Job Interview Journal Topics
- Think like a Boss! Handouts - to discuss "bad" and "good" responses.
- Warm-up Handouts
- Notes page for each question
- "Write your own" handout with specific directions to help guide students.
- "Final" answer handout
- Funny Youtube job interview clips
- Surprising and Unique Job Interview questions
- Lecture notes (Why Follow Up? and Follow-Up "Do's")
- Write Your Own: Follow-Up E-mail or Handwritten Thank You Card
Good/Bad Reasons to Leave a Job
- Activity to discuss good and bad reasons to leave a job
There are over 300 pages of career ready worksheets, content, projects, and engaging activities to bring the world of work to life for your students.
The unit begins philosophically as students understand the "big" picture of jobs and careers, and then narrows down to the tangible steps that one needs to take to get their very first job. I have used these activities for the last 5 years and it can easily take up a whole semester.
"What I Wish I'd Learned in School"