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Motivation & Career Development

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Transcript of Motivation & Career Development

By:
Heather Sankey
Megan Baker
Ariel Thomas
Amanda Lewis
Sylvonna Thompson
Michael Brown Motivation & Career Development In School Achievement & Motivation Within Adolescents Heather Peer Relationships Megan Career Development
In
Adolescence Ariel Career Aspirations of Adolescents Amanda High School Counselors Sylvonna Resources Michael Intrinsic Motivation - Students in School Context Let's Shift Gears....... Motivational Obstacles Social Relationship and Social Contexts Social Relationship and Social Contexts Achievement The act of accomplishing and finishing something. 2 Key aspects of achievement for adolescents
To become cognitively engaged
Developing self-responsibility Motivation The state or condition of acting in a certain way. 2 Types of Motivation
Intrinsic motivation – internal factors
(self-determination, curiosity, challenge, effort)
Extrinsic motivation – external factors
(rewards and punishments) Students are more motivated to learn when they are given choices, become absorbed in challenges that match their skills, and receive rewards.
Students internal motivation in school tasks increase when they have opportunities to make choices and take responsibility for their learning. Social relationships
Parents
Teachers
Peers
Mentors/Counselors Social contexts
Socio-economic statusEthnicityCulture Procrastination
Anxiety
Protecting self worth by avoiding failure In adolescence peers often become more important than family.

Many important relationships are formed in schools.

Peer relationships can have a positive or negative effect on school performance. Studies show that peer culture, not just friendships have an effect.

Schools with high levels of hostile interactions have less engaged students.

Schools with positive social climate have more positive school attitudes.

Social norms have an effect Ex: WWSHS Bullying Discussion?!? GPA of Classmates predicted individual GPA.
GPA of friends had no relationship.
Friendship quality had a significant positive relationship to school engagement. What was the social climate of your school?
How do you think that effected you? Approximately 75% experience bullying

7% severe and repeated

What effects do you believe bullying can have? Discussion Question #1 Interests, Skills, and Values Discussion Question #2 What kinds of school activities are most beneficial for career development? How could school do better jobs supporting career development? High School Career Development Interests, Skills, and Values Lets get started..... What is the relationship among interests, skills, and values in determining career aspirations? High School students typically find interest, skill, and values in the classes, and extra curriculum activities offer at there school. Create Your Own Business
“Inlet Swamp” Living History Preservation
Mass Media Project
Once Upon A Time…
Infusing Pop Culture into Classical Literature Curriculum ideas have been included to provide school staff with concrete ideas for implementing career education and guidance strategies with students. The following classroom activities are taken from the list of Connections 2002 Award of Distinction winners. Connections is a conference devoted to developing and disseminating activities innovations throughout the State of Illinois. High School Career Development Activities KING COLLEGE PREP’S “STRANDS” MODEL: To help students focus their study, King offers “Strands” to its students. “Strands” are similar to high school majors and provide students the opportunity to engage in three or four years of study in a content area in preparation for further study at the college level. Architecture and Engineering
Information Technology
Visual and Performing Arts It is important that adolescents decide which educational path to take upon high school graduation.

In a article titled Careers Aspirations in the Teen Years Matter, the author interviewed 25 fifty-year-old individuals and evaluated how their career goals at age 16 matched up with their eventual career paths and what influence the outcomes had on their well-being. Nearly all of the participants had achieved their desired careers at some point in their lives.

The participants who achieved their desired career goals felt a sense of satisfaction and fulfillment with life, regardless of the salary they earned. Currently 75% of the participants are working in the exact job that they had sought. Realistic and Unrealistic Career Aspirations How to Better Inform Adolescents of Career Choices Informing Adolescents
of Career Choices
One-third of the participants reported having attained the exact position that they had aspired to at age 16, whether it be clerical, manual, or professional.

Studies have revealed that stronger aspirations and higher levels of determination at 16 were more likely to result in goal achievement than weaker and lower career aspirations. Ashby believes these findings can help shape the way in which career counselors, therapists, and other professionals look at employees and their related mental health and socioeconomic concerns.

Teenagers career aspirations do not match the demands in the job market, a report done by the Education and Employer Taskforce examined the ambitions of young people aged 13 to 18 and mapped them against projections for skills demands.

Between the ages of 13-14 the most popular career choice is becoming an actor, which falls out of the top ten by the time teenagers reach 17-18 years old.
www.careers.guardian.co.uk Who better to inform a teenager of their career choices, other than their parents and peers, parents and peers are strong influences on adolescents career choices.

Parents can potentially influence adolescents occupational choices through the way they present information about occupations and values, as well as through the experiences they provide. Parents can communicate to their children and adolescents that they value the importance of going to college and achieving a professional degree as a mean in attaining a career.

Peers also can influence adolescents career development , adolescents often choose peers from within the school setting at an achievement level similar to their own. When adolescents have friends and parents with high career standards, they are more likely to seek higher-status careers, even if they came from low-income families.

Cited from John W. Santrock, Adolescence Schools, teachers, and counselors can exert a powerful influence on adolescents career development.
Having classes and teachers who engage students in the opportunity to learn and gain knowledge on career choices and future preparations are exactly what adolescents need. To find jobs
adolescents must first be aware of their resources!!! What are career resources? Can You Think Of Any Career Resources Adolescents Can Use? Career Resources
Resources that can be used to explore awareness, both in terms of personal awareness and awareness of career options and their pros and cons so that the consequences of career decisions can be realistically appraised. Cited from: https://www.nwpgmd.nhs.uk/careers/glossary Career Resources For Adolescents May Consist Of: Stressing The Importance Village/Town Youth Programs
School Guidance Counselors
Churches/Places of Spiritual Worship
Career Planning Classes
Community Libraries What are some ways educators can stress the importance of career planning and ignite a passion for their students' future? Sometimes teens lack the motivation to do career research or find career resources. Maybe sometimes all they need is a good talking and some comedy to put ideas in perspective. Stop @ 3:10 Lynch Lerner & Leventhal Why High school Counselors? According to the american school counselor association, "Today’s young people are living in an exciting time, with an increasingly diverse and mobile society, new technologies, and expanding opportunities. To help ensure that they are prepared to become the next generation of parents, workers, leaders, and citizen”, every student needs support, guidance, and opportunities during adolescence, a time of rapid growth and change. Adolescents face unique and diverse challenges, both personally and developmentally, that impact academic achievement ". Did you interact with your high school counselor? How was the experience good or bad? High school counselors provide
Class Room Guidance
Academic skills support
Organizational, study and test-taking skills
Post-secondary planning and application process
Career planning
Individual Student Planning
Goal setting
Academic plans
Career plans
Problem solving
Education in understanding of self, including strengths and weaknesses
Transition plans
Responsive Services
Individual and small-group counseling
Individual/family/school crisis intervention
Peer facilitation
Consultation/collaboration
Referrals
System Support
Professional development
Consultation, collaboration and teaming
Program management and operation High school counselors also collaborate with parents, students, teachers, Administrators and the community.Again why high school counselors? High school years are full of growth, promise, excitement, frustration, disappointment and hope. It is the time when students begin to discover what the future holds for them. High school counselors enhance the learning process and promote academic achievement. School counseling programs are essential for students to achieve optimal personal growth, acquire positive social skills and values, set appropriate career goals and realize full academic potential to become productive, contributing members of the world community.
Cited from the american school counselor association.
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