Sunday, November 02, 2003

Planning Ahead

This math teacher writes about an assignment he gave to his eighth graders asking them to write down a potential career path and outline some goals. It's such a simple assigment -- I'd love to hear how it went. Is Grade 8 too early to start doing career planning? Interesting that he's doing it in a math class. There's lots of potential to relate career possibilities to the math they're learning, but most teachers probably aren't willing to go that far. Might help answer the "Why do we have to learn this?" question that kids inevitably ask.

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