Career Preparation Teaching Resources
Young children start school learning about community helpers. In their ensuing school years, in most cases, except for possible career days, it is not discussed. Career Education should be taught in all subject areas and at all grade levels. Introducing students to possible careers related to the subject you teach is important.
My Community Helpers page: http://www.cybraryman.com/communityhelpers.html
My Careers page: http://cybraryman.com/careers.html
My Careers in Subject Areas pages:
Before we took our health careers students for their weekly visits to hospitals, health centers, senior centers and nursing homes, we prepared them. We stressed the importance of proper communication, both verbal and nonverbal, how to communicate properly, and good manners.
Our Health Careers Program: http://cybraryman.com/hcp.html
Learning from the world of work:
I was fortunate to write curriculum and give presentations for an open doors organization that connected schools in New York City with the business world. Schools had the opportunity to bring in speakers and take students on visits to various companies.
Creating viable relations with local businesses isn’t difficult. They will work with you. Your local Chamber of Commerce, or other business organizations, can help you find and build school-business partnerships. Teach the basic skills necessary for the work world, and try to find businesses that will introduce students to the work world.
My School-Business Partnership page:
My Community-Based Service Learning page:
Jerry Blumengarten is @Cybraryman1 on Twitter. Jerry is a lifelong educator, who has devoted himself to helping other educators, and he is a regular at Connect Learning Today. He is a prolific gatherer of great education resources at http://cybraryman.com/.