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Article by K. Wall "Best Practice: The Value of career Exploration"

posted May 4, 2016, 7:30 AM by Jared Wall
Mrs. Kari Wall recently wrote an article about her work in the CTE classroom for Kuder Inc.  You can read the full article here.


Best Practice: The Value of Career Exploration
MAY 4, 2016 by Kari Wall


As I sit and watch my students work independently, I have a moment to evaluate each of them and wonder about whether or not they will be successful.

Will they do all they have been dreaming of doing since learning about possible paths they can take after high school? They are on the cusp of adulthood and putting their goals in action, yet some are not easily motivated. Some students do not take their time in class seriously while others go above and beyond to succeed in all I am asking of them.
What can be done to help students reach their full potential after high school?

School districts are increasingly recognizing the need for career exposure. Students need to know what options are available as well as how to set realistic goals for themselves.

There is value in being exposed to a multitude of career options. By exploring a career a student may never have heard of, new aspirations may develop. On many occasions, that very thing has happened in my classroom. As a teacher, I enjoy seeing the lights turn on with a student.

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