o To help students begin to answer the question “Who am I?”
o To help students answer the question “What do I want?” by considering their ideal lifestyle.
o To instill an understanding of the costs of any given lifestyle—financial costs, as well as psychological costs and the costs in terms of commitment to a given career.
o To have students take a look at the general characteristics they hope to find in a job before they begin considering a specific career.
o To guide students in completing the process necessary to make a career decision.
o To help students make the plans, learn the skills, and acquire the tools they will need to realize their dreams.
o To instill the attitudes that lead to success, as defined by each individual.
o To introduce students to some of the most basic job hunting skills—writing resumes, locating jobs, researching the job, filling out applications, & job interviewing.
o Have a folder or some place to keep chapter study guides and handouts
o Students are required to bring a pen/pencil and their Career Choices workbook to each class meeting.
o Electronic devices are not permitted.
o CHECK board, “refrigerator cling” for daily assignments.
o Grades will be based on the percentage of your points out of total points available.
o Tests will be given after each chapter and will include vocabulary.
o Workbooks will be graded during class time as you finish them. I will not accept late workbooks unless you are absent.
o If you lose a textbook or workbook you are responsible to pay for the lost item. You MUST have a workbook for class!!
o Team-based learning requires an attitude of support
o Every student must be allowed to give his or her own opinion on a topic
o No one is allowed to interrupt or discount anyone else’s opinions.
o The personal nature of topics requires that everyone is allowed to “pass” if called on in discussion.
-If necessary, will follow school planner or THREE STRIKES AND YOU ARE OUT!
Section One: Who Am I?
1. Envisioning the Future: How do you define success?
2. Your Personal Profile: Getting what you want starts with knowing who you are.
Section Two: What Do I Want?
3. Lifestyle of the Satisfied and Happy: Keeping you balance in perspective.
4. What Cost This Lifestyle: Every career choice involves sacrifices and rewards.
5. Your Ideal Career: There’s more to consider than just the work.
6. Career Research: Reading about careers isn’t enough.
7. Decision-Making: How to choose what’s best for you.
Section Three: How Do I Get It?
8 .Setting Goals and Solving Problems: Skills for successful living.
9. Avoiding Detours and Roadblocks: The road to success is dotted with many tempting parking places.
10. Attitude is Everything: Learning to accentuate the positive.