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1 Learning About Yourself
Who You Are Learning About Yourself Key Learning: Discovering things about yourself can lead to personal success and satisfaction. Topic- Who You Are- Self Discovery Key Learning- Discovering of one’s self can lead to personal success and satisfaction. Unit Essential Question- What do you need to know about yourself? Unit Essential Question: How can my principles, skills, and interests help me be successful in life?

2 Lesson Essential Questions
All About You Lesson Essential Questions What are my interests and how do they affect career choices? What are my abilities and how do they affect career choice? How do my values and attitude affect my self-concept?

3 Essential Vocabulary Self Inventories Interests Personality Aptitudes
Skills Abilities Attitude Self-Concept Values Work Ethic Resources

4 What’s Your Theme Song? DUE DATE _____________ Assignment Delivery
Find a song, (school appropriate), that describes you well. The song could represent your attitude, resources, personality, self-concept, values, interests, or abilities. Delivery Print out the song lyrics, along with the title and artist. Write a word reflection/description of how that song represents you. Why is it your theme song? Include a word count at the end of your reflection. Place a copy of the song in the “hand-in” folder in your teacher’s shared folder. DUE DATE _____________

5 Sometimes it’s hard to be honest with yourself, but…
Understanding your strengths. Understanding your weaknesses. Knowing what interests you. Use your resources. Knowing what you want from. Have goals. Understanding yourself. Seeing situations from many angles.

6 How much do you already know about yourself?
Take a few minutes to answer the questions on the next 5 slides…

7 What do you want to be when you grow up?

8 If you could meet anyone, at any point in history, who would it be?

9 What are your strengths and weaknesses?

10 Who are you? What defines you?

11 Why is it important to know things about myself?

12 Discovering Yourself

13 Holland Interest Inventories
Self Inventories SELF INVENTORIES are tests or surveys that help you learn about yourself. Personality Favorite Shapes Learning Styles Choices Interests Holland Interest Inventories Aptitudes ASVABS COPS

14 Your _____________ are the ideas, subjects, or activities you enjoy.
Interests Your _____________ are the ideas, subjects, or activities you enjoy. Energizes and engages you. Interested in their work. Can be turned into careers. Careers typically focus on 1 of 3 interest categories- People Data Objects

15 Interests Helping Others- Giving Parties- Center of Attention-
People Giving Parties- Event Planner Wedding Coordinator Public Relations Photographer Helping Others- Social Worker Working with the Elderly Physical Therapy Counselor Playing with Children- Pediatrician Coach Teacher Dance Instructor Center of Attention- Public Speaker News Broadcaster Radio DJ Theatre

16 Interests Organizing- Professional Assistant Auditor
Data Organizing- Professional Assistant Auditor Distribution Manager Census Manager Calculating- Statistician Rocket Scientist Accountant Budget Analyst Reading & Researching- Legal Assistant Medical Researcher Archeologist Author Doing Puzzles- Cryptologist Architect City Planner Detective

17 Interests Seeing How Things Work- Building- Creating- Fixing Things-
Objects Fixing Things- Mechanic Paramedic Plummer Barber Seeing How Things Work- Systems Analyst Network Administrator Chemist Robotics Building- Carpenter Assembler Landscaper Construction Worker Creating- Painter Web Designer Seamstress Chef Insert Workbook Ch7 C here.

18 Personality Your _______________ is the group of traits that make you unique (think adjectives). Positive personality traits. Negative personality traits. Everyone has positive and negative personality traits. Certain traits can be positive or negative.

19 Look on page 148 for more ideas.
Personality Look on page 148 for more ideas. Think of someone you LIKE, or has a good personality. Name 6 traits that you’d use to describe them Think of someone you DON’T LIKE, or has a bad personality. Name 6 traits that you’d use to describe them.

20 Personality Name 10 personality traits someone would mention when describing you… use positive and negative words

21 Career Thoughts Personality is important to your career...
Understanding your personality leads you to careers that will motivate you and you’ll enjoy. People react in a positive way when they like your personality (making you a good coworker, or leader.) How does your personality affect the people around you and their desire to work with you?

22 How You Grow Aptitudes Skills Abilities
Aptitudes can grow into skills. Skills can be developed and mastered. Your set of skills can expand into abilities!

23 Aptitudes Your APTITUDES are natural talents you have or the potential to learn skills quickly & easily. Examples- Music, fine motor skills, writing, sports, math. Others may spot your aptitudes before you do. Aptitude tests can help you find aptitudes you haven’t discovered yet. What do you think are your aptitudes?

24 Skills Your ____________ are things you can do proficiently because you’ve improved through training and education. Aptitudes come naturally, but skills must be nurtured and masters. Careers require different sets of skills. Academic Skills Communication Skills Physical Skills Technical Skills

25 Career Thoughts Name your dream career. What skills are needed?
Academic Skills Communication Skills Physical Skills Technical Skills

26 Abilities Your _______________ are the set of skills you have developed to a mastery level. 1. Abilities can be aptitudes you’ve developed and improved. ________________ = quick, coordinated movement. ________________ = typing skills or Playing a piano well. 2. What if you do not have an aptitude for a skill?

27 Career Thoughts What are your abilities
Career Thoughts What are your abilities? What skills do you feel you’ve mastered or have come close to mastering?

28 Your ______________ is how you react to a situation.
Attitude Your ______________ is how you react to a situation. Affects your happiness. Shapes how others view you. Employers try to hire people with a positive attitude. You CAN control your attitude.

29 Self-Concept Your ___________________ is recognition of both your strengths & weaknesses and feeling good about yourself by accepting who you are. Can affect your personality and attitude in a positive or negative way. People with a realistic self–concept see themselves as they are, not how they want to be or how others see them. A high self-esteem -or- respect for oneself, usually comes with having a realistic and complete self-concept. Can change as you have new experiences and are faced with challenging situations.

30 Self-Concept Your self-concept should come from what’s inside of YOU.
You must be honest. Acknowledge your weaknesses. Affects how others see you too. People who have a poor self-concept?

31 Career Thoughts A positive self-concept is important to your career…
Self-confident people accept new challenges, are productive, and can become leaders. How would a negative self-concept hurt you in a job interview?

32 Career Thoughts What factors influence your self-concept?
Insert workbook activity Ch 7 B

33 Career Thoughts How would you describe your self-esteem?
Insert workbook activity Ch 7 B

34 Identify three traits you need to change, either positive or negative
Insert workbook activity Ch 7 B

35 Values Your VALUES are the beliefs, ideas, and objects that are important to you as a person. Values are influenced by family, friends, religious beliefs, experiences, and community. Honesty, Family, Health, Religion, Education, Relationships Work Values relate to the work you do or respect. Creativity, Status, Ethics, Variety, Teamwork, Time, Recognition

36 Values An example of someone who values-
FAMILY- eats dinner with the family every night to promote family unity and spend time together. EDUCATION- studies and saves money for college. FRIENDSHIPS- acts as a good listener when your friend is having a hard time. Keeps confidences. TIME- prepares a schedule to prioritize things they need to do. MONEY- creates a budget to spend wisely and save some. INDEPENDENCE- works to save money for a car or a house. ETHICS- is honest with clients when you cannot do a job within a certain timeframe or budget.

37 Values Which values do these familiar quotes describe?
Honesty is the best policy. Do unto others as you’d have others do unto you. Don’t burn your bridges. Don’t burn the candle at both ends. It’s not what you do when people are watching, it’s what you do when they’re not. 1. Honesty 2. Kindness, Caring, Respect 3. Friendship, Loyalty 4. Time 5. Ethics

38 What do you value in your personal life?
What do you value in your school-work or in your future career?

39 It’s worth It… Go the Extra Mile
Work Ethic Your WORK ETHIC is a moral value to do a good job when performing a task. People with a good, strong work ethic: Are self motivated to accomplish their goals. Are recognized as reliable and responsible. Are willing to work to accomplish tasks. Are usually successful and are given opportunities. It’s worth It… Go the Extra Mile

40 Work Ethic Give an example of when you displayed a good work ethic. What did you accomplish?

41 A RESOURCE is anything a person can use to help reach a goal.
Resources A RESOURCE is anything a person can use to help reach a goal. A positive attitude and aptitudes are resources you have within you. Time is a resources that everyone has, but it is limited. A free education and access to teachers and counselors are resources all Americans have. Unique/Limited resources include- personal connections, inside information, money, personal experiences, materials you have access to, opportunities like internships or scholarships.

42 Career Thoughts What are the resources you have right now to help you explore careers?

43 Give more thorough answers this time… What are your strengths?
What are your weakness?

44 Final Reflection Questions
Answer the following questions, in detail, using what you have learned about yourself and the factual information gathered during this lesson. Please re-write each question, before you answer. The minimum number of words for each question is 100 words. Please include the word count at the end of each answer. Do not include the question in the word count. What are my interests and how do they affect career choices? What are my abilities and how do they affect career choice? How do my values and attitude affect my self-concept? DUE DATE _____________

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