Connecting the Dots Between Education, Interests, and Careers, Grades 7–10
A Guide for School Practitioners
- Sarah M. Klerk - Education to Careers
Career Guidance | Student Engagement & Motivation | Teaching Methods & Learning Styles
We know all too well that without college or career training, our students' job prospects may be severely limited. But if you ask any middle-schooler about life after high school, too many respond with a bored look or noncommittal shrug. Here's how to explain the real world when your students just don't want to listen or aren't aware of the importance of their education. This must-have book for any middle school teacher or counselor provides:
-Conversation starters for communicating the importance of college or career training
-Talking points and discussion questions to uncover students' interests
-Quizzes and reflections to get students planning
“This book provides an opportunity for students to think critically by asking them about real-life situations. This is vital because it is more likely to have a lasting impact on students”
“The content is valuable for ALL students but could also be used for academically at risk students, including alternative high school students to prepare and motivate them for their future. This book is pragmatic, the activities and topics are engaging and on target, and the information is spot on.”
“As a high school principal, I find myself having routine conversations with students, counselors, parents, and business owners about what the 21st century graduate needs to be able to do in the world of work. This book provides the learner a practical, hands-on approach that is easy to understand and provides a ‘wake-up call’ about the importance of education in today's world. I recommend this book to students, parents, and practitioners from the middle school level through adulthood!”
"Sarah Klerk has created a treasure trove of crucial facts and well-crafted solutions to help young people explore careers and understand the academic work required to achieve their goals."
"Connecting the Dots has tremendous potential to help us in the important work of explaining the relevance of education to children, of linking our children's current realities to their bright futures. We welcome this important new resource in our efforts to transform our community through education."
Sample Materials & Chapters
Chapter 1: Education: The Key to Your Future