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Professionalism: Doing What Works
There are so many do's and don'ts in the workplace. Give future employees a head start in understanding good workplace behavior. They create a list of personal characteristics that are strengths or need improvement. They analyze workplace behavior in several scenarios, focusing on specific job skills.
What is the Importance of Developing Job Skills?
Financial literacy is the way to teach! The class works in small groups to discover the relationship between education and income level. They use their math and problem-solving skills to complete two different activities. They work out a team budget, then work through a scenario based budgeting game. Practical math, the importance of career and education, and economics rolled into one, and everything is included!
First graders verbally list personal, ethical and work habit skills needed for classroom jobs during discussion. They discuss why it is important to be honest when doing a job in the classroom? Students give examples of three skills. They are given a Classroom Jobs Activity Sheet with the instructions.
In this job skills worksheet, students read the sentences and choose the best word to complete the sentences about job skills. Students click on the answer button to find the answers to the 8 sentences.
JA Dollar Sense
Learners identify the role of money in everyday life. In this algebra lesson, students discuss the benefits of having a savings account. They practice making deposits and withdrawals from their bank accounts and discuss good financila choices.
Me and My Job Shadow, Part 2
Third graders identify the skills that are important in performing helper jobs in the school and the skills that are possessed personally by the student. They write a short paragraph to summarize the information taught about their top three job shadowing choices.
The ABCs of Getting and Keeping a Job
Students explore qualities necessary in keeping a job. In teams, using each letter of the alphabet, students brainstorm important job skills and attitudes. They associate skills in getting a job with skills in keeping a job. Team information is shared and discussed with the entire class.
Preparing for the Job Interview
Students determine the difference between gerunds and infinitives in oral and written form. They read a sample interview and discuss it as a class. They create their own do and don't list for interviews.
Students, while in the computer lab, experience and practice typing a simple resume. They assess how to write their job skills, work experience and educational experience in a simple resume while reviewing the main parts of a resume and how to access a variety of examples of formats for resumes.
Determining Job Skill Areas
In this careers worksheet, students conduct Internet research to discover skills needed for three different occupations. They organize them into a portfolio of work samples.
Helping the Homeless
Middle schoolers survey their peers on the issue of homelessness. They visit a shelter and research it on the internet. They identify myths and discover the importance of job skills and education.
The Top Ten On-The-Job Skills and Attitudes
Students interview people who have a business and have people working for them. They create a bar graph with the results of their survey. They create a chart with the most important skills or attitudes looked for in a potential employee.
Reading Job Skills: Interviewing for a Job
In this help-wanted ad worksheet, learners examine 5 help-wanted ads and use the information from the ads to match people to appropriate jobs according to their character descriptions. Students also write 2 questions that an employer might ask in a job interview.
Reading: Job Skills
In this reading help-wanted ads worksheet, students examine 4 sample want-ads and then fill in the provided chart by answering questions regarding the positions. Students also respond to 3 short answer questions.
Lyddie: An Instructional Unit Resource Guide
Katherine Paterson’s young adult novel Lyddie is the foundation of a differentiated instruction unit that not only explores the rise of industrialization and labor but women’s rights issues as well. The resource links, list of activities, assessment tools, and template for planning modifications make this a powerful teacher resource.
STRONG--an acronym for goal-setting success! Using a graphic organizer and useful acronym, your learners develop a goal plan for the class as a whole, while considering the requirements of, and obstacles to, achieving their goal. Briefly review the goal with your class at the beginning of each day and then at the conclusion of the goal's time frame, have your class reflect on their collaborative process.
Allowing Students to Explore Simple Physics and Marketing in English Class
Scientific method, linear measurements, friction, inertia. Imagine learning scientific vocabulary in an ELA class. Before researching and developing a presentation about simple machines, class members build a common, but decidedly watered-down, version of these terms and scientific principles. Individuals then select an object from a provided list and investigate how these objects utilize one or more physics concepts. They draw an image of their object, craft a description of how it works, create an ad campaign, and present their findings to the class. A rationale for the approach and complete directions for the project are included in the resource.
Chapter 1: Getting Started: Writing and Your Career
Start your future business leaders' careers off on the right foot with this instructive real-world PowerPoint on effective and ethical writing in the business setting. Although it is developed for use in conjunction with a textbook, the information provided stands on its own and can be used immediately by learners. The presentation is very specific on how to write for the global marketplace, and what is and isn’t ethical writing. Everyone can benefit from this information.
Getting and Keeping a Job for Teens
Your 16 or 17-year-old students really want to get a job. Show them how to find a job opening, choose a job, and pick up a job application. They'll create a list of where to find job opening information, fill out a job application, and engage in mock interview.
Focus on Economic Data: US Employment and the Unemployment Rate, January 6, 2012
Using January 2012 economic data, learners will review changes in employment and unemployment rates in the US. They'll determine which economic factors influenced these changes, and describe the impact unemployment has on various individuals and groups. Data, hyperlinked resources, and focused vocabulary are all included.