What is a classroom guest speaker?
A classroom guest speaker is when businesses and organizations come into a school classroom to talk about their business, career and career journey. Classroom presentations are typically between 30 minutes and one hour in length.
What are the goals of a classroom guest speaker?
There are a variety of career presentation topics for the classroom. Goals of the classroom guest speaker include:
• Educate students about the wide variety of career options available to them
• Assist and motivate students in making career decisions and future plans
• Show a link between basic classroom skills, including “core coursework” (literacy, math, science, social studies) and “soft skills” (work ethic, punctuality, effective communication, initiative, etc.) to success in the workplace
• Provide an opportunity for students to ask questions and gain insight into possible career choices.
What does a good classroom guest presentation look like?
A good classroom guest speaker is engaging, stimulating and informative. Students enjoy presentations that offer interaction through group exercises, mini projects or presentation props that encourage participation.