Hinsdale Middle School
Instructor: Mrs. Nika Oakes
Course purpose & goals: In this class, you will embark on an exploration of self. Together, we will explore your interests and dreams for life during and after middle/high school. We will then make a plan for how you can accomplish your goals.
Course Content: In this course, students will:
Create and maintain their own website
Research and identify various career paths
Define career goals and learn how to achieve them
Learn to budget and plan financially for life after high school
Learn the skills necessary to be successful in the workplace
Build confidence in themselves
Determine what happiness means to them
Research alcohol and other drugs
Learn to prevent conflicts and violence
Learn how to prevent teenage pregnancy and Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Talk about friendships
Learn skills for getting along with parents
Enhance their self-esteem
Talk about pressures and emotions
Reflect on relationships both past and present
Attendance: Please see the Hinsdale policy in the student handbook.
Behavior and Class participation: Students must treat each other and their instructor with respect. All students must participate in class discussions and complete assignments on time.
Student Questions: Any questions pertaining to assignments should be kindly directed to your instructor in person or via email before the assignment due date.
Class and Homework Assignments: Assignments will be provided by the instructor and may be posted online. Assignments will consist of homework, journals, presentations, and project-based learning.
Timeliness: Students are expected to be on time for class. Please let me know if there is something going on in your life that will affect your attendance or participation in class.
*I have read, understand, and agree to abide by the course expectations.
Student Signature: Date:
*I give my consent for my student to participate in all aspects/units of this course.
Parent Signature: Date:
If you would like to discuss any part of the curriculum for this course, please feel free to call me at (603) 336-5984 ext.7809 . Your student can be part of all or some of the instruction.
Assignment: Career Powerpoint
Create a powerpoint with 15 slides
(5 for each of your 3 careers)
Include the following info for each career:
1. Description of the job with pictures
3. Where do you want to do this job? (location, company?)
4. Why are you interested in this job?
5. What education do you need to obtain this job?
College and Career Presentation Rubric:
TED Talk Journal Response Questions:
Final Essay- 5 paragraphs
Times New Roman
What did you think you would do in counseling class? Did you learn what you expected to learn?
What was your 1st favorite topic? What did you learn? Why did you like it?
What was your 2nd favorite topic? What did you learn? Why did you like it?
What was your 3rd favorite topic? What did you learn? Why did you like it?
What recommendations do you have for future students in this class? What suggestions do you have for me? How will this class affect how you make decisions in the future?