October 16th – 20th

STUDENTS OF THE MONTH  – SEPTEMBER

Congratulations!!!!!!

1st Block – Loren Franke

2nd Block – Zach White

4th Block – Mitchell Clifford

Unit 3:

Business Concepts, Presentation Skills, Organizational Charts, Management Levels and Vision Statements

For all business students, you should check the BLOG at the beginning of the week. I try and post my plans for the week by Monday morning. I will use this blog to post PowerPoints from class notes and to remind you of upcoming projects and assessments.

Monday:  Public Speaking/Personal Vision Statements – What scares you the most about public speaking? Let’s practice 🙂 – Two minute presentations on the topic of your choice (finishing up)– We are going to listen to a couple of famous speeches in history (Martin Luther King and Nolan Ryan) as we evaluate pitch, intonation, volume, grammar, etc… – You will evaluate using a rubric handout as you listen – We will discuss personal vision statements and creating a statement for your life. Any extra time should be spent on Microsoft Certification. Modules 4, 5, and 6 are due on Friday, October 20th.

Tuesday: Organizational Charts –  Use of organizational charts in a corporation – Purpose? – We will draw some simple organizational charts and then use SmartArt Hierarchy to create some more complex org charts. You will complete an assignment on organizational charts for a formative grade. Any extra time should be spent on Microsoft Certification. Modules 4, 5, and 6 are due on Friday, October 20th.

Wednesday:  Business Mission and Vision Statements – Visualize your future activity – Company vision and mission statements – Part Two of personal vision statement assignment. Vision and Mission statements for HEINZ, General Motors, Nike, Wal-Mart – What do they look like? What purpose does a vision/mission statement serve? Any extra time should be spent on Microsoft Certification. Modules 4, 5, and 6 are due on Friday, October 20th.

Thursday: Microsoft Word Lessons/Restaurant Simulation –  Creating Forms in Microsoft Word – A look at templates in Microsoft Word – Announcement of Quiz on Tuesday, October 24th that covers Unit 3. Any extra time should be spent on Microsoft Certification. Modules 4, 5, and 6 are due on Friday, October 20th.

Friday: GMETRIX/Restaurant Simulation –  Microsoft Certification –  Any extra time should be spent on Microsoft Certification. Modules 4, 5, and 6 are due on Friday, October 20th.  (TODAY)

October 9th – 13th

STUDENTS OF THE MONTH  – SEPTEMBER

Congratulations!!!!!!

1st Block – Loren Franke

2nd Block – Zach White

4th Block – Mitchell Clifford

Unit 3:

Business Concepts, Presentation Skills, Organizational Charts, Management Levels and Vision Statements

For all business students, you should check the BLOG at the beginning of the week. I try and post my plans for the week by Monday morning. I will use this blog to post PowerPoints from class notes and to remind you of upcoming projects and assessments.

Monday:  Presentation Skills – What scares you the most about public speaking? Let’s practice 🙂 – Two minute presentations on the topic of your choice – We are going to listen to a couple of famous speeches in history (Martin Luther King and Nolan Ryan) as we evaluate pitch, intonation, volume, grammar, etc… – You will evaluate using a rubric handout as you listen – Any extra time should be spent on Microsoft Certification. Modules 4, 5, and 6 are due on Friday, October 20th.

Tuesday: Business Concepts –  Bellringer: –  Honorifics  (Proper Use) – The Role of Business in Society – Business Activities – Community Impact – We will create a SmartArt for the different levels of Management and discuss each level with guided notes – Any extra time should be spent on Microsoft Certification. Modules 4, 5, and 6 are due on Friday, October 20th.

Wednesday:  PSAT – The PSAT will be given this morning (school- wide), so we will not be having class today.

Thursday: Restaurant Simulation –  Today is an Early Release Day so we will only have class for one hour. We will discuss Press Releases – What are they and why do businesses use them? We will look at examples of Press Releases and create a Press Release for our Restaurant Business.

Friday: GMETRIX –  Microsoft Certification

September 18th – September 22nd

STUDENTS OF THE MONTH for AUGUST

Congratulations!!!!!!

1st Block – Max Blankers

2nd Block – Lynn Weatherby

4th Block – Amber Skonicki

Microsoft Certification: Please DO NOT STRESS about the modules. I am being advised by the County Office that GMETRIX and MS Certification will be available soon.  I will make adjustments to “due dates” based on our availability to the software.

Unit 2:

Teamwork, Leadership, Time Management and Entrepreneurship

For all business students, you should check the BLOG at the beginning of the week. I try and post my plans for the week by Monday morning. I will use this blog to post PowerPoints from class notes and to remind you of upcoming projects and assessments.

Monday:  Leadership – Students complete Leadership Styles Handout using the PowerPoint below (Leadership Styles). Turn in for a formative grade. Complete lessons #20 (Shapes) and #21 (WordArt) on gcflearnfree.org – Go through the lesson completely and then complete the Challenge activity at the end. Use the practice documents provided by the website. Save the finished products in your business folder. I will check them on Tuesday.

Exemplary Leadership

Leadership Styles

Tuesday: Entrepreneurship –  Bellringer: –  Entrepreneurs Who Shaped America –  Pair/Share Explanation of your Exemplary Leadership Practice with Notes – Leadership Quotes – PowerPoint and Guided Notes Sheet on Entrepreneurs – Shark Tank with accompanying notes

Wednesday:  Entrepreneurship – Bellringer: Are you an Entrepreneur? Leadership Quotes – Complete a Summary Pyramid after reading articles on Entrepreneurship – Youtube Videos about Young Entrepreneurs – Characteristics of Effective Entrepreneurs

Thursday: Entrepreneurship –  Graphic organizer for Entrepreneurial Characteristics – www.sba.gov and Chambers of Commerce – How can they benefit a young entrepreneur? – Microsoft Word Lessons (If we have GMETRIX)

Friday: Restaurant Simulation and GMETRIX –  Bellringer: Honorifics – List of requirements for restaurant – Announcement of Unit 2 test when we return from the break (Tuesday, October 3) – Memo to New Employees

September 11th – 15th

Microsoft Certification: Please DO NOT STRESS about the modules. I am being advised by the County Office that GMETRIX and MS Certification will be available this week. I will make adjustments to “due dates” based on our availability to the software.

Unit 2:

Teamwork, Leadership, Time Management and Entrepreneurship

 

For all business students, you should check the BLOG at the beginning of the week. I try and post my plans for the week by Monday morning. I will use this blog to post PowerPoints from class notes and to remind you of upcoming projects and assessments.

Monday:  Restaurant Simulation – Finish our Restaurant Letterhead including LOGOS from Friday – How do we staff our restaurants? How do we advertise available job postings? How and when will we interview potential staff? – Help Wanted Posters

Exemplary Leadership

Tuesday: Leadership –  Bellringer: – Who do we identify as strong leaders in our country/school/lives? – Leadership qualities – Leading on and Off the Court – The Story of Coach Carter – Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership – Guided Notes – Information Packets – Pair/Share Poster Project

Leadership Styles

Wednesday:  Leadership – Leadership Quotes – Four Types of Leadership Styles – Lecture and Written Assignment

Thursday: GMETRIX: Microsoft Certification –  Microsoft Word Lessons (If we have GMETRIX) If not, Business Leaders Assignment

Friday: Restaurant Simulation –  Memo to New Employees – Layout of Restaurant – Graph Paper

September 4th – September 8th

Happy Labor Day!

Microsoft Certification

Free time? Work on your modules!


Unit 2:

Teamwork, Leadership, Time Management and Entrepreneurship

 

For all business students, you should check the BLOG at the beginning of the week. I try and post my plans for the week by Monday morning. I will use this blog to post PowerPoints from class notes and to remind you of upcoming projects and assessments.

Monday:  No School! Enjoy your day off!

Tuesday: TEAMWORK –  Video Clips from Remember the Titans – Forming/Storming/Norming/Performing

Wednesday:  TEAMWORK/ATTITUDE– Mutual Respect – Scenarios – Attitude in the Workplace – Time Management – Time is Money – Time Management – It’s My Life – PowerPoint – 10 Strategies for Better Time Management

Time Management PP

Thursday: MICROSOFT CERTIFICATION  –  Ribbon Location Scavenger  Hunt  Review – GMETRIX

Friday : RESTAURANT SIMULATION –  Letterhead – LOGOS – Help Wanted Mini Posters

August 28th – September 1st

Microsoft Certification

Free time? Work on your modules!


Unit 2 Begins This Week:

Teamwork, Leadership, Time Management and Entrepreneurship

 

For all business students, you should check the BLOG at the beginning of the week. I try and post my plans for the week by Monday morning. I will use this blog to post PowerPoints from class notes and to remind you of upcoming projects and assessments.

Monday:  TEAMWORK – What is Synergy? – Teamwork Interview Challenge – Human Knot – Team/Group Activities – Teamwork Vocabulary (Due Friday) – GMETRIX

Tuesday: TEAMWORK –  Bellringer Activities for Teamwork – Shapes Challenger – SmartArt Lesson – – Graphic Organizer – Lecture and Discussion – Video Clips from Remember the Titans

Wednesday:  RESTAURANT SIMULATION – Working with Mr. Ward’s Graphic Design classes on our LOGOS for our Restaurant

Thursday: MICROSOFT CERTIFICATION  –  Ribbon Location Scavenger  Hunt – Tables Lessons and Worksheets – When finished, work on teamwork Vocabulary

Friday : MICROSOFT CERTIFICATION –  DUE TODAY: Teamwork Vocabulary AND Teamwork Interview Challenge – GMETRIX;   Tuckman’s  Stages of Group Development – Forming/Norming/Storming/Performing

Teamwork Interview Challenge-104ousx

August 21st – 25th

Microsoft Certification

Free time? Work on your modules!


Your first assessment will be Thursday, August 24 –

Covers the following: Increasing Self Awareness, Employability Skills, Work Readiness Traits, Communication, Memos, Attitude in the Workplace, Good Manners, Diversity, Dress for Success, SMART Goals, Job Applications, Resume and Cover Letters

 


For all business students, you should check the BLOG at the beginning of the week. I try and post my plans for the week by Monday morning. I will use this blog to post PowerPoints from class notes and to remind you of upcoming projects and assessments.

Monday:  GMETRIX – Students will work on GMETRIX Module 1 Microsoft Word with a grade higher than 80% to move on to Module 2 – Spelling Words (Business, Restaurant, Entrepreneurship, Activities, References)  GMETRIX and Certiport Setup for Microsoft Certification if anyone does not have an account set up – Begin review for  assessment on Thursday.

Tuesday: Cover Letter and Resume –  Project packs will be turned in today (Job Application, Reference Sheet, Cover Letter and Resume) – Students complete their graphic organizers.

Wednesday:  Teamwork  – Colored Cards for teamwork activity (group activity) – What is Synergy? – Teamwork Interview Challenge (Due Monday) – Human Knot and Numbers – Elements of Teamwork – Teamwork Vocabulary (due Friday) – Review for Assessment

Thursday: Unit 1 Assessment  –  When you finish, you should work on Teamwork Vocabulary and GMETRIX

Friday : Teamwork – Shapes Challenge – Tuckman’s Stages of Group Development – Forming/Norming/Storming/Performing – Graphic Organizer – Lecture and Discussion – Video Clips from Remember the Titans – Ribbon Location Scavenger Hunt

August 14th – 18th

Microsoft Certification Modules Begin This Week!!!!!


Your first assessment will be Thursday, August 24 –

Covers the following: Increasing Self Awareness, Employability Skills, Work Readiness Traits, Communication, Memos, Attitude in the Workplace, Good Manners, Diversity, Dress for Success, SMART Goals, Job Applications, Resume and Cover Letters

 


For all business students, you should check the BLOG at the beginning of the week. I try and post my plans for the week by Monday morning. I will use this blog to post PowerPoints from class notes and to remind you of upcoming projects and assessments.

Monday: GMETRIX – Spelling Words (Business, Restaurant, Entrepreneurship, Activities, References) – Attitude Quotes – – GMETRIX and Certiport Setup for Microsoft Certification – References are due TOMORROW

Tuesday: Job Applications and Reference Sheets –  Attitude Quotes – Finding Mistakes in Job Applications – Sample Applications – Filling out a Job Application – Graphic Organizer – References Sheet – GMETRIX

Wednesday: SLO 

Thursday: Microsoft Word   – Icon Name and Function – GMETRIX – Complete Module 1

Friday : Cover Sheet and Resume – Professional Cover Letter and Resume

August 7th – 11th – Great First Week!

Welcome to Business Education!

 Guess what? You made a good choice! Do you realize that of the 1,869,814 bachelor’s degrees conferred in 2013 – 2014, the greatest numbers of degrees were conferred in the fields of business (358,079)  (per the National Center for Education Statistics). Business and Technology is a class that will benefit you in so many ways…… no matter your choice of college major or career field.  70% of high school students say they want to own their own business and 73% of new jobs in the next five years will require technology skills. 91% of hiring managers consider employee certification as a criterion for hiring! You are going to leave this class with Microsoft Certification! 


This blog will be used for both my 1st level and 2nd level Business students.

1st Level Students: Your information will be posted DIRECTLY onto this page.

2nd Level Students:  You will want to click in the main menu bar (upper right side of screen) on Business II to access information for your class


For all business students, you should check the BLOG at the beginning of the week. I try and post my plans for the week by Monday morning. I will use this blog to post PowerPoints from class notes and to remind you of upcoming projects and assessments.

Monday: Employability Skills – Spelling Words (Business, Restaurant, Entrepreneurship, Activities, References) – Attitude Quotes – Graphic Organizer for Employability Skills, Dress for Success, Job Applications, Cover Letters and Resumes – Telephone Communication – PowerPoint and Guided Notes – Soft Skills Lesson: Shaking Hands – GMETRIX and Certiport Setup for Microsoft Certification.

Telephone Techniques and Etiquette

Tuesday: Manners and Attitude in the Workplace and Diversity in the Workplace – Take positive attitudes to work – Using Good Manners PowerPoint and Guided Notes – Diversity in the Workplace – U.S. Laws that address discrimination in the workplace

Wednesday: Dress and Appearance in the Workplace – Employability Skills Real World Scenarios – Dress for Success Handout – Slideshare – Update Graphic Organizer from Monday – Mini-Posters that Address Business Wear

Thursday: SMART Goals – Setting short-term, medium-term and long-term goals for yourself that are Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic and Timely – Goals Graphic Organizer – Lecture and Guided Notes – Explanation of References for our Resumes next week – Directions for your PowerPoint assignment tomorrow.

Friday : PowerPoint – Sports Authority – Creating Business Documents that are used in the workplace.

July 31st – August 4th Welcome Back!

Welcome to Business Education!

Guess what? You made a good choice! Do you realize that of the 1,869,814 bachelor’s degrees conferred in 2013 – 2014, the greatest numbers of degrees were conferred in the fields of business (358,079)  (per the National Center for Education Statistics). Business and Technology is a class that will benefit you in so many ways…… no matter your choice of college major or career field.  70% of high school students say they want to own their own business and 73% of new jobs in the next five years will require technology skills. 91% of hiring managers consider employee certification as a criterion for hiring! You are going to leave this class with Microsoft Certification! 


This blog will be used for both my 1st level and 2nd level Business students.

1st Level Students: Your information will be posted DIRECTLY onto this page.

2nd Level Students:  You will want to click in the main menu bar (upper right side of screen) on Business II to access information for your class


For all business students, you should check the BLOG at the beginning of the week. I try and post my plans for the week by Monday morning. I will use this blog to post PowerPoints from class notes and to remind you of upcoming projects and assessments.

Monday: Welcome and Introductions The Great Discovery – You will be opening a new restaurant during this semester. Go ahead and begin thinking about the name of your restaurant, theme and color scheme, location and a description of your “signature dish” that will be served.

Tuesday: Syllabus Review and Microsoft Introduction – Class rules and expectations – Show off your Microsoft Skills – Increasing your Self Awareness and Work Readiness Traits

Wednesday: Employability Skills – Skills, Qualities and Values in the Workplace – Employability Skills Framework

Thursday: Communication Skills – Worksheet Checklist – Communication Chain – Developing Good Communication Skills in the Classroom

Friday : Microsoft Word Lesson – Creating Business Documents – Professional Memos – Designing your Restaurant’s Identity