List of Lessons in Xello 6-12

Xello's interactive lessons encourage ongoing learning and reflection on a wide range of future readiness topics. They can be woven into curriculum plans, assigned as self-paced activities, and used as milestones of progress. Your students will uncover new skills and insights, and you’ll seamlessly strengthen their knowledge and professional skills without ever leaving Xello. Be sure to check out the Supplementary Activities to help further support your students in their future-readiness.

Lesson Learning Objectives Prerequisites Supplementary Activity
Interests
Recommended Grade: 6
Estimated Time: 20 to 30 mins
Students reflect on some of the interests they have saved in Xello's interest inventory, explore the link between interests and various careers, and investigate how their interests match up with a career they like. Add at least 5 interests in About Me

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School Subjects at Work
Recommended Grade: 6
Estimated Time: 20 to 30 mins
Students relate school subjects to various tasks, reflect on their favorite school subject, and explore ways to use their favorite school subject in a career that interests them. Save at least 3 careers Check it out
Decision Making
Recommended Grade: 6
Estimated Time: 20 to 30 mins
Students understand the importance of making informed, responsible decisions when faced with important choices. They learn about the importance of considering the consequences of potential decisions, explore the difference between gut and logic decisions, and reflect on an important decision they've recently made. - Check it out
Time Management
Recommended Grade: 6
Estimated Time: 20 to 30 mins
Students explain why time management is important in school and on the job, create a time budget to assess how they currently manage their time, and explore ways to improve their time management skills. Save at least 3 Careers Check it out
Explore Learning Styles
Recommended Grade: 7
Estimated Time: 30 to 40 mins
Students investigate visual, auditory, and tactile learning styles, and explore how understanding their own learning style can help them in school and on the job. Complete the Learning Styles quiz

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Discover Learning Pathways
Recommended Grade: 7
Estimated Time: 30 to 40 mins
Students investigate their postsecondary pathway options, explore the postsecondary pathways to various careers, and evaluate the pathways they could take to a career that interests them. Save at least 3 careers Check it out
Biases and Career Choices
Recommended Grade: 7
Estimated Time: 20 to 30 mins
Students identify biases of gender, ethnicity, ability, and class in the workplace and explore how biases can influence career choices. - Check it out
Jobs and Employers
Recommended Grade: 7
Estimated Time: 20 to 30 mins
Students explore ways to find employment (e.g. job boards, networking, etc.), reflect on the advantages and disadvantages to various work search strategies, and research potential employers in their community. Save at least 3 careers Check it out
Skills
Recommended Grade: 8
Estimated Time: 30 to 40 mins
Students explore the skills required to perform a various activities, as well as the link between their skills and career goals. Save at least 3 careers Check it out
Explore Career Matches
Recommended Grade: 8
Estimated Time: 30 to 40 mins
Students investigate central, secondary, and other aspects of the career match assessment, and how they relate to careers, reflect on their results, and explore the aspects for a career that interests them. Complete the Matchmaker quiz

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Transition to High School
Recommended Grade: 8
Estimated Time: 20 to 30 mins
Students explore ways to make their transition to high school easier and more successful. They identify questions and concerns they have about entering high school; explore clubs, activities, and other resources to help handle transition to high school; and develop other strategies to deal with transitions. Save at least 5 interests Check it out
Self-Advocacy
Recommended Grade: 8
Estimated Time: 20 to 30 mins
Students understand the concept of self-advocacy, identify situations where they may need to advocate for themselves or issues they may want to advocate for, identify skills and behaviors required to effectively advocate for themselves, such as leadership, confidence, and communication, and explore ways they can advocate for themselves in school, the community, at home, and in a career. - Check it out
Personality Styles
Recommended Grade: 9
Estimated Time: 30 to 40 mins
Students investigate personality styles, and explore how their own personality style can help them at home, school, work, and other areas of their life. Complete the Personality Styles quiz (the second part of Matchmaker)

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Exploring Career Factors
Recommended Grade: 9
Estimated Time: 30 to 40 mins
Students further explore the Investigate important factors: work/life balance, money, making a difference, education, interests, growth; assess which of these 6 core factors are important to them when making a career decision, and why; and prioritize the 6 core factors that influence their career decisions. Save at least 3 careers Check it out
Getting Experience
Recommended Grade: 9
Estimated Time: 20 to 30 mins
Students explore different ways they can get work experience now. They identify several ways to get experience while still in school: community service / volunteerism, co-op programs, part-time job, internships, etc. and assess which type of experience is best suited for their career interests and goals. Save at least 3 careers

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Study Skills and Habits
Recommended Grade: 9
Estimated Time: 30 to 40 mins
Students identify skills, habits, and behaviors they need to learn successfully in high school, explore potential obstacles to success in their schoolwork (such as lack of motivation, distractions, and lapses in self-confidence), and plan how to develop positive study habits and behaviors. - Check it out
Work Values
Recommended Grade: 10
Estimated Time: 30 to 40 mins
Students explore their own work values, and investigate careers that they may find satisfying based on their values. Save at least 3 careers Check it out
Careers and Lifestyle Costs
Recommended Grade: 10
Estimated Time: 40 to 50 mins
Students identify some of their most important lifestyle goals and assess whether or not they can achieve their lifestyle goals in a career that interests them. Save at least 3 careers Check it out
Workplace Skills and Attitudes
Recommended Grade: 10
Estimated Time: 20 to 30 mins
Students explore skills and behaviors that employers look for, such as time management, dependability, good attitude, communication skills, problem solving, etc. Students explain why these skills and behaviors are important to various careers, how they manifest on the job, and assess their own employability skills. Save at least 3 careers Check it out
Program Prospects
Recommended Grade: 10
Estimated Time: 30 to 40 mins
Students distinguish between different types of postsecondary programs, such as apprenticeships and degree programs, explore career options related to different types of programs, and evaluate their program options in terms of their strengths, academic interests, and career interests. Save at least 3 majors/programs Check it out
Choosing a College or University
Recommended Grade: 11
Estimated Time: 40 to 50 mins
Students identify which factors are important to them in a potential postsecondary school, and investigate how a college or university stacks up to their priorities. Save at least 3 schools Check it out
Career Demand
Recommended Grade: 11
Estimated Time: 40 to 50 mins
Students learn about job projections and outlook, analyze factors that impact job demand, such as changes in technology, demographics, business practices or production methods, consumer preferences, and workplace restructuring, and explore how their career plans may be shaped by demand for a career that interests them. Save at least 3 careers Check it out
Entrepreneurial Skills
Recommended Grade: 11
Estimated Time: 20 to 30 mins
Students identify the skills and characteristics that make entrepreneurs successful, investigate paths to becoming an entrepreneur (e.g. starting your own business, buying a franchise, etc.). Students explore the benefits and challenges of becoming an entrepreneur and investigate ways to apply entrepreneurial skills within a career that interests them (develop entrepreneurial opportunities for themselves with any career). Save at least 3 careers Check it out
Work/Life Balance
Recommended Grade: 11
Estimated Time: 30 to 40 mins
Students assess how their current work (school) demands affect family life, free time, etc., identify the work demands of a career of interest, and explore strategies for maintaining a healthy life-work balance now and in the future. Save at least 3 careers Check it out
Defining Success
Recommended Grade: 12
Estimated Time: 20 to 30 mins
Students explore what success means to them in various aspects of life, including their personal life, school, and career, and explore ways they can make a difference and achieve success in a career that interests them. Save at least 3 careers Check it out
Career Backup Plans
Recommended Grade: 12
Estimated Time: 30 to 40 mins
Students understand the importance of career backup plans, and explore potential backup careers for themselves. Save at least 3 careers Check it out
Job Interviews
Recommended Grade: 12
Estimated Time: 40 to 50 mins
Students explore ways to prepare for a job interview, describe their own abilities and qualifications in the context of an interview, investigate job interview questions in the context of a career that interests them, and explore appropriate post-interview behaviors and actions. Save at least 3 careers Check it out
Career Path Choices
Recommended Grade: 12
Estimated Time: 30 to 40 mins
Students understand the career development is a process of constant change, that flexibility and adaptability can help them continually explore their career options, and the importance of re-evaluating their interests, skills, etc. in order to identify the need or desire for a career change. Add at least 5 interests in About Me

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FYI: For ideas on how to weave Lessons into curriculum plans with suggested activities, check out Introducing Students to Xello: Scope and Sequence Recommendations.

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