How to Succeed in Life

Is it possible that six simple traits lead to a happy, successful life? Part four of a six-part series of college and career readiness lessons examines the effects of character in determining success. Working groups discuss determination, courage, and other attributes that contribute to achieving academic and career goals.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • Select two career categories and have the class compare the traits someone would need to be successful in those careers
  • Open the lesson by asking pupils what they think it means to be successful in life
Classroom Considerations
  • Break learners into six groups for the second half of the lesson, then assign each group a different trait on which to report
  • The activity is versatile enough to work into any setting
  • Group discussions give students insight into others' perceptions of success
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