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teaching interview skills | High School | Career Readiness

How to Teach Interview Skills in High School

By: Bri Stauffer
June 7th, 2018

Good interview skills are crucial for every high school student to learn. Any job they apply for will involve some sort of interview process, so your students need to be prepared. But teaching interview skills isn’t easy, especially when there aren’t many resources geared toward high school students. That’s why we’ve collected lessons and activities to help you teach these skills to your students! To teach interview skills in high school, you should follow these four steps: Introduce interview skills to your class Talk about why good interview skills matter Explore what good job interview skills look like End with a group project

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21st Century Skills | Career Readiness

The 3 Best Resources to Teach Communication Skills in High School

By: Bri Stauffer
April 12th, 2018

We’ve heard from thousands of teachers that their high school students need help learning good communication skills. Those same teachers say it’s because of the rise in messaging technology — especially text messaging. Students just don’t have the same face-to-face relationships that they had 20 years ago.

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Soft Skills | Career Readiness | Customer Service Lesson Plans

How to Teach Customer Service in High School

By: Bri Stauffer
March 15th, 2018

Good customer service skills are crucial to success in any career path. Unfortunately, teaching customer service in high school isn’t easy, especially when you want to engage your students! These five points will show you the best ways to teach customer service skills to high school students:

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Career Readiness

The 3 Best Places to Find Teamwork Lesson Plans for Middle School

By: Bri Stauffer
March 1st, 2018

With the growing focus on teaching career readiness skills in middle school, you’ve probably spent a lot of time searching for lessons and activity ideas. Finding those lessons to teach middle school students about teamwork isn’t easy.

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Career Readiness | High School

5 Steps for Teaching Professionalism in High School

By: Bri Stauffer
January 18th, 2018

High school teachers need to do more and more work to teach soft skills to their students Professionalism is an essential soft skill in today’s workplace, regardless of someone’s age. The best way for someone to act professionally is to learn it early — like in high school!

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AVID | Digital Curriculum | Career Readiness

5 Ways AVID & Digital Curriculum Work for College & Career Readiness

By: Chris Zook
January 11th, 2018

Over the past 37 years, Achievement Via Individual Determination (AVID) has become one of the most distinguished career preparation organizations in the United States. What started as one teacher’s grand idea for student success has grown into a nationwide opportunity for thousands of high schoolers. But technology is changing the way teachers teach. AVID is no exception. Today, teachers can actually improve AVID’s tried-and-true methodology by using a digital curriculum.

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