Need Some Ideas

Discussion in 'The College Board' started by nmudisneyfan, Feb 15, 2005.

  1. nmudisneyfan

    nmudisneyfan Palm Tree Lover

    Sep 30, 2004
    I am going to be teaching a lesson over at the local high school here next Tuesday for one of my education classes.
    The teacher has given the guidelines that it needs to be about goal setting, career choices, or careers. I have 20 minutes to do this lesson, because the students are spending the rest of the hour registering for classes.
    The students are freshmen.
    Anyone have any creative ideas? My brain is fried from planning a Shakespeare Lesson to teach over there this Thursday.
  2. PigSoldier

    PigSoldier to dance beneath the diamond sky with one hand wav

    Sep 30, 2000
    Maybe you could start off by getting them talking about their own goals or career choices, to get them interested.

    It's not really my area of expertise I'm afraid, but wanted to wish you good luck! :)
  3. DisTeach

    DisTeach Mouseketeer

    Jan 5, 2005
    I'd recommend finding a career questionaire for the kids to work on, since you only have 20 minutes. Then, to supplement the activity, discuss the importance of education in many fields, the need to be happy with an occupation, and many people switch careers throughout their lifetime. Most freshman (and even seniors for that matter) are not thinking far ahead into their adult life since they are still developmentally immature and primarily concerned with peer acceptance; therefore, do an activity that will be appealing to them at this stage. Good luck! :Pinkbounc
  4. grlpwrd

    grlpwrd <font color="orange">I'm here for the mouse more t

    Jul 28, 2000
    I know I'm late to this discussion.... I would incorporate a way for the kids to write a 5 year plan so they can get an idea what they want to do in college, a 10 year plan so they can have an idea for those post-graduate years, and a 20 year plan so they can visualize what they will do for the rest of their lives.

    Perhaps make it mini-scrapbook style with stickers or something exciting like that.


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