Class Meetings: 9/10 - 9/14

Purpose & Aspire

September 10th: All Grades

To kick off career & college week, start off by sharing with your students your story. Share with them what brought you to the classroom, and when those ASPIRATIONS began for you. (Please include stories about how your plans might have changed. For example, if you started off in school for a business degree, what brought you to education, etc.)


Allow your students to share, if they wish, what they would like to be when they grow up.

September 11th: All Grades

Begin by greeting everyone, because your students won't get a lot of sharing in this week.


Click on one of the 3 links below to give your students a virtual tour of your college, or another one if you cannot find yours.


(Hint for SFA Alumni: Stephen F. Austin can be found under the ecampustours, but not in video format on the others)


Allow students to ask you questions about your University. (If you have a few spare minutes throughout the week take time to go through some more college tours.)




September 12th: All Grade Levels

Watch the clip below.


Ask your students the following questions:


1. Is it important to have an aspiration, or a dream?

2. Is dreaming enough on its own?

3. What steps do we have to take to make that dream a reality?

September 13th: All Grades

Show students the billboard in the photo. (You can click on the embed link below to see the photo enlarged.)


Follow it up with this quote by Nola:


I " I don't dwell on my age. It might limit what I can do. As long as I have my mind and health, age is just a number." Nola Ochs


Follow Up Questions:


1. Nola didn't let the fear of "being too old" limit her. What fears can limit us?

2. Can fears stop us from reaching our goals?

3. What fear has been lying to you lately?

September 14th: All Grades

Show students the video below.


Begin discussion based on student observations from video.


Ask Questions Below:

1. What is something you want to achieve in your life?


If time allows:


What have you learned during this year's career and college week?

Ana Travis

School Counselor

Sonntag Elementary