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
-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!