Lesson Plan

Workplace Skills

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What skills do employers look for in potential employees? Introduce scholars to the skills that pay the bills during the second of six career and college readiness lesson plans. Once they have defined critical 21st-century skills, groups collaborate to create informative posters about tolerance, time management, and many other desirable qualities.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • Not feeling artsy? Have groups prepare skills PowerPoint presentations instead of posters
  • Start class off by asking learners what skills they think a teacher should have, then relate these to the skills described in the lesson
Classroom Considerations
  • Allow extra time if you have a large number of groups presenting, or if you plan to have each student speak during the presentations
  • The lesson stresses the importance of certain skills that are not always learned in high school or college course work
  • Collaboration helps build working relationships within the classroom that pupils tap into during future lessons
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