List of Lessons

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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 Lesson Resources to help further support your students in their future-readiness.

noteNote: These grade levels are recommendations. Your school's lesson sequence may be different. Check out this article on how to View the Lesson Sequence to learn more.
Lesson and Resource At a Glance Learning Objectives Prerequisites
Decision Making Recommended grade: 6

Time: 20 to 30 minutes
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.

To support your students even further, check out the Lesson Resources.
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Interests

Recommended grade: 6

Time: 20 to 30 minutes
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.

To support your students even further, check out the Lesson Resources.
Add at least 5 interests in About Me

Save at least 3 careers
School Subjects at Work

Recommended grade: 6

Time: 20 to 30 minutes
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.

To support your students even further, check out the Lesson Resources.
Save at least 3 careers
Time Management

Recommended grade: 6

Time: 20 to 30 minutes
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.

To support your students even further, check out the Lesson Resources.
Save at least 3 Careers
Biases and Career Choices

Recommended grade: 7

Time: 20 to 30 minutes
Students identify biases of gender, ethnicity, ability, and class in the workplace and explore how biases can influence career choices.

To support your students even further, check out the Lesson Resources.
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Discover Learning Pathways

Recommended grade: 7

Time: 30 to 40 minutes
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.

To support your students even further, check out the Lesson Resources.
Save at least 3 careers
Learning Styles

Recommended grade: 7

Time: 30 to 40 minutes
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.

To support your students even further, check out the Lesson Resources.
Complete the Learning Styles quiz

Save at least 3 careers
Jobs and Employers

Recommended grade: 7

Time: 20 to 30 minutes
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.

To support your students even further, check out the Lesson Resources.
Save at least 3 careers
Explore Career Matches

Recommended grade: 8

Time: 30 to 40 minutes
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.

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Save at least 3 careers

Complete the Matchmaker quiz
Self-Advocacy

Recommended grade: 8

Time: 20 to 30 minutes
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.

To support your students even further, check out the Lesson Resources.
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Skills

Recommended grade: 8

Time: 30 to 40 minutes
Students explore the skills required to perform various activities, as well as the link between their skills and career goals.

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Save at least 3 careers
Transition to High School

Recommended grade: 8

Time: 20 to 30 minutes
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.

To support your students even further, check out the Lesson Resources.
Save at least 5 interests
Exploring Career Factors

Recommended grade: 9

Time: 30 to 40 minutes
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.

To support your students even further, check out the Lesson Resources.
Save at least 3 careers
Getting Experience

Recommended grade: 9

Time: 20 to 30 minutes
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.

To support your students even further, check out the Lesson Resources.
Save at least 3 careers

Add at least 3 experiences to the Experiences Timeline
Personality Styles

Recommended grade: 9

Time: 30 to 40 minutes
Students investigate personality styles, and explore how their own personality style can help them at home, school, work, and other areas of their life.

To support your students even further, check out the Lesson Resources.
Save at least 3 careers

Complete the Personality Styles quiz (the second part of Matchmaker)
Study Skills and Habits

Recommended grade: 9

Time: 30 to 40 minutes
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.

To support your students even further, check out the Lesson Resources.
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Careers and Lifestyle Costs

Recommended grade: 10

Time: 40 to 50 minutes
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.

To support your students even further, check out the Lesson Resources.
Save at least 3 careers
Program Prospects

Recommended grade: 10

Time: 30 to 40 minutes
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.

To support your students even further, check out the Lesson Resources.
Save at least 3 majors
Work Values

Recommended grade: 10

Time: 30 to 40 minutes
Students explore their own work values, and investigate careers that they may find satisfying based on their values.

To support your students even further, check out the Lesson Resources.
Save at least 3 careers
Workplace Skills and Attitudes

Recommended grade: 10

Time: 20 to 30 minutes
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.

To support your students even further, check out the Lesson Resources.
Save at least 3 careers
Career Demand

Recommended grade: 11

Time: 40 to 50 minutes
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.

To support your students even further, check out the Lesson Resources.
Save at least 3 careers
Choosing a College

Recommended grade: 11

Time: 40 to 50 minutes
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.

To support your students even further, check out the Lesson Resources.
Save at least 3 schools
Entrepreneurial Skills

Recommended grade: 11

Time: 20 to 30 minutes
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).

To support your students even further, check out the Lesson Resources.
Save at least 3 careers
Work/Life Balance

Recommended grade: 11

Time: 30 to 40 minutes
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.

To support your students even further, check out the Lesson Resources.
Save at least 3 careers
Career Backup Plans

Recommended grade: 12

Time: 30 to 40 minutes
Students understand the importance of career backup plans, and explore potential backup careers for themselves.

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Save at least 3 careers
Career Path Choices

Recommended grade: 12

Time: 30 to 40 minutes
Students understand that 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.

To support your students even further, check out the Lesson Resources.
Add at least 5 interests in About Me

Save at least 3 careers
Defining Success

Recommended grade: 12

Time: 20 to 30 minutes
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.

To support your students even further, check out the Lesson Resources.
Save at least 3 careers
Job Interviews

Recommended grade: 12

Time: 40 to 50 minutes
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.

To support your students even further, check out the Lesson Resources.
Save at least 3 careers
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