As a group, complete each module and answer the questions together. As you move through each module, discuss interesting points and topics with one another. Think critically and have fun.
Lesson 5 -- Learning the Language of College and Career - 1, 2, 4, or More
Language of College and Career
In order to be successful, it helps to not be afraid to fail
Discuss in your group:
What can you do in your life today to be excited about success instead of being afraid of failure?
Has anyone had a failure and learned a valuable lesson?
Lesson 3 -- Planning, Timing and Setting Goals
Group Activity: Discuss and plan how to fit all of the items into the jar. Collaborate (work together and listen to one another's ideas) and fill the jar with all of the items and close the lid.
Group Discussion: Talk about what the items can represent...life responsibilities like homework, sports, talents, time with family. How can you balance your real-life responsibilities so that you have time to do everything you need to do?
Lesson 13 -- Problem Solving
What problem did Piper face?
Did Piper solve the problem? How?
What resources did Piper utilize while looking for a solution?
List some real-world problems that junior high students face. How can these be solved? What resources do you have? Are there any that are difficult to solve?
Activity: Pyramid Construction
As a group, figure out how to put the shapes together to make a pyramid. Problem solve and use critical thinking and collaboration. Let everyone have a turn constructing the pyramid.
Lesson 14 -- Career Expectations/Job Interview
Activity: Jenga As you follow the instructions and play Jenga, you will notice questions written on some of the blocks. After you take a block out of the stack, answer the questions and discuss them as a group. Continue to play until you have had a chance to answer most of the questions or until your counselor says it is time to move to the next module.