Del Mar, Calif. (PRWEB) October 7, 2009
CareerWise Grow UP. Get a Job. Career Exploration Workbook™, published by Tailwag Studio, was judged a top classroom pick in the 16th Annual Learning Magazine Teachers' Choice Awards.
Heather Crews, Learning Magazine's Award Coordinator, said that teacher-judges from across the United States evaluated hundreds of products for 'quality, instructional value, ease-of-use and innovation' to decide 'the very best in classroom-tested, teacher-recommended products.'
The CareerWise Grow Up. Get a Job.™ workbook is a relevant and timely 96-page consumable filled with stimulating career exploration activities, exercises, vocabulary words and employment tips, plus 1001 job titles representing various career clusters and educational requirements.
The content can be easily tailored for varied grades, skill levels and abilities. The exercises, activities and discussion points engage students in personal and highly creative journeys of self-discovery as they connect-the-dots between their schoolwork, their talents and interests and the importance of developing basic marketable skills.
Along the way, they hone skills critical for job hunting and on-the-job success: reading, writing, presentation, problem-solving, research and interpersonal communication abilities. They also develop self-confidence about joining the world of employment.
The workbook supports national standards in career development, is NIMAS-compliant and is accompanied by a free Teaching Guide.
"This is wonderful honor," said Tailwag Studio principal, Susan Schneider, "We know that kids today are inundated with bad news about the current job market and are pessimistic about the value of school and their prospects for the future. The reality is that our world needs smart, educated professionals more than ever and will look to upcoming graduates for creative solutions in industries across the board.
"Keeping kids in school, exciting them about their potential to make a difference and helping them develop 'real world' skills is something all adults must engage in. We're happy that our creative new workbook helps with this huge and important initiative."
About CareerWise by Tailwag Studio
CareerWise™ products are published by Tailwag Studio, Inc., a small, privately held corporation founded by two former human resources executives who wanted to provide kids-to-careers information from an employers' perspective. They also wanted to make it easy and affordable for adults in all venues - the classroom, home, after-school and youth group environments - to engage kids in critical career activities, discussions and self-discovery.
New to the market, CareerWise products are already posted as valuable resources by the American School Counselors Association, the Association for Career & Technical Education, The California BOE After School Resource Center, Career Counselors Consortium, America's Promise Ready for the Real World program and The Take our Daughters and Sons to Work Foundation.
More information: http://www.GetCareerWise.com