Part of Lesson Plan: First Impression
Activity Overview / Details
Welcome students with a 1-2 minute introduction of what class they are in, be sure they are in the right class, and introduce yourself - 2 minutes
Intro to our Class
- Powerpoint – 5 minutes
- Take FAQ Questions – pass out small pieces of paper and allow students to write down questions about the class – fold in half – walk around and collect.
Shake hands and introduce yourself
- Explain that I prefer not to call roll aloud because of how names are pronounced, and how many kids don’t use their given names.
- Explain that I like to meet and greet each one of you individually
- Demonstrate how to shake a hand and look somebody in the eye when you greet them.
- Use a volunteer student as an example
- Demonstrate how “NOT” to shake a hand (limp wrist, looking away, pumping (use a sense of humor)
- Demonstrate how “TO” shake a hand.
- Invite students to generate a list of things that you might
say when shaking somebody's hand.
- Ideas might include, "hello" "My name is..." "How are you?" etc.
- Write these words on the board (ELL support)
Explain today’s objective: “You're going to learn a new skill in this class - even on the first day of school. It is how to shake a hand in the business world” – refer students to the daily objectives on the board. You will also learn what local employers have said is the one most important thing that they are looking for when they hire students!
(generate guesses – likely answers will include good grades, a perfect application, etc…) -
Tell students you will keep them guessing at this time but they'll know at the end of the day.