Guest speakers bring to the classroom a unique opportunity for students to learn from a professional about a lesson related topic. This helps students understand how what they are learning will be used in the world of work. At the Elementary Level, students are given a sticker to encourage conversation at home.
Speakers often bring props or samples of their work to engage students.
While demonstrating what they do on the job, guest speakers have an opportunity to discuss their careers. Students therefore can learn about what attributes are appropriate for specific career fields and begin to perform self-assessments as they determine how much they identify with the character traits demonstrated in the career of the speaker.
Volunteering to be a guest speaker is easy. Complete a simple form and be among the people to share their profession with students from kindergarten through twelfth grade.