Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Career Cafe #1: Sales Manager

I am so pleased to report that Woodland's very first career cafe went off without a hitch!  We had a phenomenal guest that really captured the attention of our small group of 6th grade students!  They had great questions and happily participated in some fun hands on learning.  So thankful for the kindness of our volunteer to come in the middle of his work day and teach students about his career and what it took to get there!  Below are some pictures of our cafe!

Thank you Mr. Casperson for sharing your time and expertise!

Monday, April 8, 2013

6th grade Careers Investigation!

I am so excited about teaching careers to our 6th graders at Woodland this year!  It's one of my favorite things to teach!

Since I am in the building only two days, I wanted to make the most of my time with this unit.  First, I will teach each 6th grade class 4 lessons:

-World of work (After talking about the different career pathways, I used the reality check tool to show them some real life costs, responsibilities and salary need to survive.)
-Investigating careers--based on their Holland inventory
-Career Share
-Having good work habits

Then as adapted from School Counselor Blog, we'll be having a Career Cafe twice a week!  Check out her blog here to see what she does.

I tweaked her method a bit and customized it to fit my time in the building and I am SO very excited for the next couple months of volunteer professionals coming in to speak to our small group of students based on their career pathways!  We have a lawyer, actor, sales manage, teacher, CFO, nurse and sports reporter just to name a few!

Each student will be given a pass for their career cafe session.  It looks like this:


Then they will have a "menu" at their desks to help them in interacting with our guests.

I can't wait to see how it goes!  Pictures of the cafe's to come!