Career Exploration Lesson for Social Emotional Learning and School Counseling


Elementary (2nd-5th)

Researched Based

Fun and Engaging


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Looking for a super fun and engaging college and career prep classroom lesson that your students will be talking about for the rest of the day? This fun, low-prep, classroom lesson will keep students engaged and introduce them to various career clusters and interests. This counseling lesson uses a student-centered approach to planning for the future and understanding interests.

The best part? I have taken care of all of the planning and prep for you! This classroom guidance lesson is aligned with ASCA and CASEL standards, and it includes a detailed counselor script, outline, suggested answers, and extension activities.

By the end of this lesson, students will begin to understand how to think about and make a plan for their future career.

This Class Lesson Includes:

  • Counselor's Guide inlcuding ASCA and CASEL aligned objectives
  • Detailed Outlines with scripts, suggested student answers, and extension activities
  • Movement-Based Icebreaker
  • Discussion Pairs
  • Dice Activity
  • Written Reflection
  • Data Collection Tool: Pre and Post Lesson Self-Assessments

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Benefiting Students
Students will begin to develop the skills and thought processes they need to plan for the future. Whether that is college or a career this lesson will get students thinking about what they enjoy doing and how that can be applied to their future.

At a minimum, this lesson allows students to identify and share their feelings, develop self-esteem through participation, and practice empathy while hearing others’ experiences.

Saving Time
This lesson is designed to be very low-prep and ready to use as is without any editing.

Who is This Lesson Designed For?
This College and Career Prep Lesson is designed for students in grades 1-6.


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