cybraryman1: I always felt that career ed should be infused into all subject areas and on all grade levels
pughamy: the career skills we need to teach are problem solving, communication, collaboration
BmoreSchools: Teach career skills like giving students hands on job experiences? or incorporating career skills into classroom instruction?
GaryBrannigan: Regular education is career education. Employers want people who can communicate, problem solve, relate to others…
reaneawilson: career day at the elementary level is a great beginning
readtoday: In the early grades teachers can invite parents to school to discuss their jobs. Builds a bridge
EDUCATIONCEO: @Parentella I don’t think career training should be separate, unless you are really speaking of vocational training
readywriting: Students need to have opp. to work with their hands see if that is for them. Have ppl come in to talk about those careers.
thenewtag: “Career” skills are life/survival skills & should be immersed/blended into all subjects… not taught in isolation.
mritzius: @Parentella HS students need to be treated like adults by being given more responsibility AND trust
TecumsehJrHigh: We have the gateway course for our 8th graders. Good stuff. Challenging.
dr2b_robin: @readtoday Yes, we had choice of academics or vocational. Vocational included auto mech/body, cosmotology, word processing,
mritzius: @Parentella “Education is not a preparation for life; education is life itself.” – John Dewey (I vote for hands-on)
EduVulture: I hate the fact that business dictates what we teach our children, education for it’s own sake should be our goal.
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