Wednesday, January 28, 2009

teens for jeans campaign!

Starting Monday, February 2nd, until Friday, February 20th we will be supporting the aeropostale and's jean drive for homeless teenagers. The advisor that collects the most jeans for charity will win a jeans dress down day! All you have to do is bring in any used jeans and drop them off in the bin in your advisor room. Watch the spokesperson for this campaign, Chace Crawford from Gossip Girl below:

In your advisory groups, you can learn more about homeless teens here:
11 facts about homeless youths

11 causes of teen homelessness

11 effects of teen homelessness

Take this opportunity to talk to your advisors about homeless teens. You can encourage your group to create posters for the drive if you want. This is a great opportunity to help our kids do a community service project that they can connect to in advisory group.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Best Job 2008

What's my job game

Click here for a printable card game. After you use the clues in this game, have students create their own clue cards to guess new jobs.


Conduct interviews with a partner or your teacher! Click here for interview questions and tips.

Where do I fit in?

Click here for a printable packet of goal setting and career interest worksheets.


Want to write your first resume? Click here for a resume maker just for kids! This lesson is best taught with a laptop for each student.

Decision Making

Decisions, decisions, decisions. Everywhere you turn, there is another decision to be made. In fact decision or choice making is part of everyday life. If you are alive and conscious, then every day, day in and day out, week after week, month after month, year after year there are choices/decisions to be made.

Click here for some decision making strategies.

Monday, January 19, 2009


Click here for some famous historical inaugural speeches.

Here you'll find a schedule of events for Obama's inauguration.

Below you will find a collection of inaugural addresses from Roosevelt to Bush. They are the entire speeches put on here for reference.

39 Words that Make a President

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Here are a few activities to honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Click here for a printable crossword puzzle. The key is here.

"I Have a Dream" speech.

Monday, January 12, 2009

Rumor control...a decision making game

Can you control the rumors? Make some smart decisions to drive up your school spirit.

Click here for some more fun decision making games!

You're in charge...a decision making game.

You are in charge of the house and your little bro...what decisions will you make?

Be your own boss game!

Here's your chance to be your own boss! Pick a business you would like to start, and see how well you can make it grow. Make decisions wisely... because you can run it (and yourself!) into the ground if you make not-so-smart choices. Good luck!

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Interview your mom or dad about their job!

Do you really know what your mom or dad does for a living and the path they took to get there? During advisory, create a list of 20 questions that you would like to ask your parents about their career choices. Go home and conduct the interview and bring the results back to share with your advisory might be surprised at what you learn!

Some questions to consider:
  1. When you were my age, what did you think you wanted to be when you grew up?
  2. What was your first job? Did you have a job as a teenager? What did you like/not like about it?
  3. What made you decide to go to the college you went to? Or why did you decide not to go to college?
  4. If you went to college, what did you major in? What made you choose this?
  5. What was your first career? What were some things that you remember about having this new responsibility?
  6. Have you ever changed careers? Did you have to go back to school to do that? What made you change your career?
  7. Would you want me to go into the type of work that you do? Why or why not?
  8. What is it you enjoy most about your job? Least?
  9. If you could go back in time and choose another path, would you? What would it be?
  10. What advice do you have for me about choosing a career?

Making Choices for a Better World

This printable pdf booklet was designed in conjunction with take our daughters and sons to work today. There are great activities about decision making and how to help make the world a better place. You'll need to photocopy booklets before class.

Kids can have jobs, too!

So, you're thinking about getting a job on the weekends or during the summer? Here are a few jobs that you can do right now in your neighborhood! Each one lists the pros and cons of the job, which will help you make an informed decision.

Think of some other jobs you could do at your age and list the pros and cons! Be creative and have fun!

Saturday, January 10, 2009

What would you do? Lost child.

What would you do? Decision making at the grocery store.

Decision Making Card Game

Click the cards above for a printable sheet of cards with "What would you do" type questions that you can quickly print, cut, and play!

What would you do? A decision making game.

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Career Videos

Click the tv above to explore hundreds of short videos on different careers.

What's your New Year's Resolution?

Having a New Year's resolution is a great way to create a goal for yourself and make some decisions. What's your New Year's resolution? Write it down and devise a plan to help you maintain your resolution throughout the year.

Top 10 Career Lists

Click the top ten list image above to have a great discussion about career top ten lists. Some highlights are the top 10 highest satisfaction jobs, lowest satisfaction jobs, highest paying, and lowest paying.

So, what do you want to be when you grow up?

You have so many options available to you! Click here for a career database that will give you tons of information about any career that you are interested in.