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To better understand what it takes to work in the field of training or educating, learners first explore the education career cluster. After they research the cluster, pupils write questions for a guest speaker. This speaker can be from any job in the education cluster. 
Most of the kids in your senior class really want to go to college, but some of them have no idea of how they're going to pay for it. Cover the basics regarding college funding. Information includes types of college options, types of funding options, scholarships, FAFSA, grants and loans. An excellent source of information for any young adult ready to move on to higher education.
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Get those kids brainstorming about the types of jobs or careers they'd love to have. Then have them dive into a career-focused research project. Pupils take an interest survey, discuss career clusters, then work through the provided worksheets to start researching a potential career. Additionally, they write a paper describing that career, why they want to pursue it, and what they need to do to reach their goals.
Students explore the recent trend of interest among college students in pursuing teaching careers, as well as their own views about teaching as a career choice. Each student interviews a teacher about the teaching profession.
Kick-start Black History Month with a fantastic resource that blends a study of prominent African American leaders in history with information on different religions. Beginning with a brainstorm and then leading into a collaborative timeline activity, your class members will break into groups and read and research the biographical and historical information of such noteworthy figures as Malcolm X, Sojourner Truth, and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., as well as the influence of their religious beliefs on their activism and their contributions to society. They will then arrange themselves into chronological order according to the accomplishments of the figures they researched and peer-teach their group's findings to their classmates.
Students prioritize and match possible careers with their interests, skills, and values based on self assessments. After completing a series of checklists and evaluations on interests and abilities, students research their top choice of a career and create a product displaying information they have gathered.
In this biology instructional activity, students engage in the reading of the rights of educators to teach concerning the issue of using animals for educational purposes.
Students research different careers they are interested in. They plan goals in those careers and present their findings to the class. They are scored on their presentation by a rubric that is included in the lesson.
Students participate in an exploratory teaching program. Individually, they identify the positives and negatives of being a teacher and how they effect the students. They use the internet to research the history of the profession and identify the major events in the educational system in the United States.
It's not enough just to tell kids they should go to college, they need to know how to make it possible. Discuss a set of scenarios to help learners better understand what their financial aid options are, and how to determine which is best for them. A wonderful real-life lesson that could help learners get what they need in order to continue their education.
Students explore numerous types of careers. As a class, they list people they know and the types of jobs and services that are provided. Students discuss the responsibilities of having a job. Volunteer students explain what they wish to be in the future.
What kind of careers are there in the art field? Create an arts occupation book with your class while investigating several art careers. Students include samples in their book of the types of art each career produces.    
Help potential job seekers create a personal job options list that "fits" their personality type. They will discover specific occupational information about two chosen careers. Then they will identify the most important factors to keep in mind when choosing a career and create a personal business card that identifies them with their career titles.
Students discuss the difference between independent films and and films produced by a major studio. They select an independent filmmaker to research and begin their research from a list of given Web sites. When research is complete, they create a visual display such as a poster, scrapbook, or slide show presentation highlighting the career of the filmmaker.
Intended to provide teachers with ideas on how to incorporate career research and portfolio building, this instructional activity provides several learning options. The suggestions will aid learners in understanding job or career research, personal skills and abilities, and using an online format to create a career portfolio. Check it out!
Students analyze the difference between looking and observing. They work on developing effective strategies for observation. They use an observation log as a reflective teaching technique.
Students investigate various schools that provide education or training for their chosen field of employment. Using a decision grid, they evaluate financial and non-financial criteria, complete a checklist, and answer questions.
Students categorize information in the Yellow Pages. In this Let the Phone Book Get Them Talking! lesson, students find pictures in the Yellow Pages and thus gain a better understanding of how the book is organized. Students locate local businesses in the Yellow Pages from a previously brainstormed list. Students create an ad for the school that could appear in the book.
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