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1 Discovering things about yourself can lead to personal success and satisfaction. How can my principles, skills, and interests help me be successful in life? Key Learning: Unit Essential Question:

2  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? Lesson Essential Questions

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

4 Assignment  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  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.

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13  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. 1. Energizes and engages you. 2. Interested in their work. 3. Can be turned into careers. 4. Careers typically focus on 1 of 3 interest categories- People Data Objects

15 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 People

16 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 Data

17 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 Objects

18 Your _______________ is the group of traits that make you unique (think adjectives). 1. Positive personality traits. 2. Negative personality traits. 3. Everyone has positive and negative personality traits. 4. Certain traits can be positive or negative.

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

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

23 Your APTITUDES are natural talents you have or the potential to learn skills quickly & easily. Examples- Music, fine motor skills, writing, sports, math. 1. Others may spot your aptitudes before you do. 2. Aptitude tests can help you find aptitudes you haven’t discovered yet. What do you think are your aptitudes?

24 Your ____________ are things you can do proficiently because you’ve improved through training and education. 1. Aptitudes come naturally, but skills must be nurtured and masters. 2. Careers require different sets of skills. Academic Skills Communication Skills Physical Skills Technical Skills

25 Career- Academic Skills Communication Skills Physical Skills Technical Skills

26 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?

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28 Your ______________ is how you react to a situation. 1. Affects your happiness. 2. Shapes how others view you. 3. Employers try to hire people with a positive attitude. 4. You CAN control your attitude.

29 Your ___________________ is recognition of both your strengths & weaknesses and feeling good about yourself by accepting who you are. 1. Can affect your personality and attitude in a positive or negative way. 2. People with a realistic self–concept see themselves as they are, not how they want to be or how others see them. 3. A high self-esteem -or- respect for oneself, usually comes with having a realistic and complete self-concept. 4. Can change as you have new experiences and are faced with challenging situations.

30 1. Your self-concept should come from what’s inside of YOU. 2. You must be honest. 3. Acknowledge your weaknesses. 4. Affects how others see you too. 5. People who have a poor self-concept?

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35 Your VALUES are the beliefs, ideas, and objects that are important to you as a person. 1. Values are influenced by family, friends, religious beliefs, experiences, and community. Honesty, Family, Health, Religion, Education, Relationships 2. Work Values relate to the work you do or respect. Creativity, Status, Ethics, Variety, Teamwork, Time, Recognition

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

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39 Your WORK ETHIC is a moral value to do a good job when performing a task. People with a good, strong work ethic: 1. Are self motivated to accomplish their goals. 2. Are recognized as reliable and responsible. 3. Are willing to work to accomplish tasks. 4. Are usually successful and are given opportunities. It’s worth It… Go the Extra Mile

40 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. 1. A positive attitude and aptitudes are resources you have within you. 2. Time is a resources that everyone has, but it is limited. 3. A free education and access to teachers and counselors are resources all Americans have. 4. Unique/Limited resources include- personal connections, inside information, money, personal experiences, materials you have access to, opportunities like internships or scholarships.

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

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44 DUE DATE _____________ Final Reflection Questions 1.Answer the following questions, in detail, using what you have learned about yourself and the factual information gathered during this lesson. 2.Please re-write each question, before you answer. 3.The minimum number of words for each question is 100 words. 4.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?


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