This week we are starting our career development unit! In this 4 week unit students will develop an awareness of personal abilities, skills, and interests and relate them to traditional and nontraditional career choices. In order for children to reach their dreams, they will learn how to set goals and plan steps to achieve them with the understanding that there is a relationship between academic achievement and career success. During this process students will realize the value of working cooperatively with others as a team member and use conflict management skills with their peers.
To engage students in our lessons, I plan to use a variety of methods to promote participation such as the use of fiction and non-fiction books, videos depicting students connecting how school work relates directly to obtaining a career in the future, technology to explore various career options, and cooperative learning activities to produce work that challenges us to think about our greatest aspirations.
Realizing that having dreams and hopes helps students plan for the years to come, we as educators and parents can help support their attainment of future career goals. We can serve as models for children by the very careers we have and help them face challenges with persistence and positive attitudes as they pursue their dreams. Please feel free to let me know if you have any questions about this unit. I will be glad to provide any assistance needed.
What you'll find:
Here you will find information related to the units we are working on in class, as well as ideas and resources for your student and family. Look around and come back often!