This activity introduces to students to compare what they expected to observe with what they actually did observe.
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Turn to the Checking Predictions handout and fill in the blanks with your answers to the questions.
a) Before the career exploration visit, I thought ________, but now I think _________.
b) One of my predictions that turned out to be true was: _____________________________________________.
c) One of my predictions that turned out to be false was: _____________________________________________.
Pair up with someone you don't know well and compare your responses to the Checking Predictions handout.
What is Reflection?
Tell students that today’s workshop is “all about you” --reflecting back on the visit and thinking about what it means for YOU. Explain the concept of reflection:
- Reflection is a way to look back on an experience and learn from it
- Reflection is carrying on a dialog with yourself to think deeply about what’s important to you
- Reflection is a way to think about experiences so that you come to a new understanding
- Reflection isn’t about finding the right answer.
Completion of worksheet
This activity introduces to students to career exploration visit plans and the Career Exploration Visit: Guide for Students.
This activity allows students to demonstrate how to answer research questions using print or internet materials that they have collected.
This activity allows students to make predictions about what they expect to observe and learn during the career exploration visit.
This activity allows students to identify the Skills for Success they observed at the worksite.
This activity allows students to evaluate their experience with the career exploration visits and workshops.
This activity allows students to prepare for professional introductions using best practices.
This activity allows students to learn and practice the skills to make a professional and favorable first impression.
This activity introduces students to tips and practices for writing thank you letters.
The purpose of this lesson is to do final preparations for a reflective essay in which students describe their impressions and what they learned during the Career Exploration Visit.