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Teach Life Lessons-The Resume

If your classes are 55 minutes as were mine when I taught, I suggest you use the last 5 minutes to teach Life Lessons. I know you are evaluated on state or national test score results, but our kids need more. (I often wonder what was Bernard Madoff's (he stole millions from his friends) test score or Marshall Applewhite’s ( Heaven’s Gate Suicide cult leader) test score.

I would like to suggest that you teach “the resume”

One would think that maybe middle school is too early to start talking about a resume. NOT TRUE. Many employers give great credence to earning and Eagle Scout badge. Even the students as early as middle school can learn video editing and video recording. (another positive resume item.) Consider also explaining that specific computer software skills such as spread sheet creation, mass mail merges, and photo manipulation are great to add to a resume.

I took a temporary assignment as a computer tech at a local ELEMENTARY SCHOOL as a favor for one of my web site clients. My job was to look after the MACs at the school and to teach the teachers how to receive and send E Mails. (also how to retrieve and attach documents, in general all t he skills associated with E-Mailing). Many teachers never mastered the skills. They got their students to do it for them. (Remember, ELEMENTARY STUDENTS)

So I believe that you should teach your students the importance of starting to formulate a great resume very early

SO WHAT CAN TEACHERS DO? WHAT ARE THE ACTION STEPS? Encourage your students to do the following;

1. Learn and Master specific computer skills. Place them on your resume.
2. Sign up for a CPR Course, earn a certificate
3. Sign up at the American Red Cross for any class that results in a certificate or badge.
4. Do volunteer work for the American Cancer Society
5. Earn the Boy Scout Eagle Scout Ranking
6. Ask to see and Look at the resumes of those people that you admire. Get some new ideas.
7. Get hobbies that impress potential employers, IE numismatics, spelunking, golf and Chess. These are activities that require thought and discipline.
Posted By: William Lambert
Sunday, August 9th 2009 at 10:06AM
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