School's Like Work - Grade 4 Supplementary Activity
About This Lesson
In this lesson, students discover how the skills and work habits they demonstrate at school translate to many careers. Students engage in tableaux vivants, complete a true or false puzzle, and design a personal Xello career profile about being a student.
By the end of this activity, students will:
- Understand what sorts of behaviors and attitudes are expected of someone at work;
- Link workplace behaviors and attitudes with what’s expected of them at school.
Xello Entry Point
The Xello career profiles are a good starting point for discussions about how school is like work. While there are many differences, many jobs require the same skills, characteristics, and attitudes that students are learning in school.
How is school like work?
The purpose of this activity is to get students to think about appropriate workplace behaviors.
In this activity, students identify some of the ways in which school is like work.
In this activity, students create profiles for the “career” of a student.
Students complete an exit ticket, reflecting on what they learned and posing any questions they still have about what it will be like for them in the world of work.