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

March 6th – 10th

Good job on your GMETRIX modules moving towards Microsoft Certification!!!!!!!!


Microsoft Certification – You should log in to GMETRIX and work on your modules with any “down time” you have in class. Modules 4-6 are due by Friday, March 17th



Specialty Topics Presentation
 Monday: Presentations – Soft Skills Lesson: Is Just the Name Enough? Remainder of the one minute impromptu speeches, Specialty Topics PowerPoint and Rubric due next Monday, March 13th, Visualize Your Future Activity, Part 1 of your personal vision statement – PowerPoint, Prezi and PowToon
Tuesday: Personal Vision Statements – Soft Skills Lesson: Critical Thinking, How to create a personal vision statement for yourself, Part 3 of personal vision statement, Businesses and their vision and mission statements, Specialty Topic Presentation
Wednesday: Microsoft Word –  Icon Name and Function Handout, Microsoft Word Certification 
Thursday: Business Concepts – Bellringer: Pair/Share Where in the World?, Business Concepts PowerPoint and Guided Notes with Lecture and Discussion

Business Concepts

Friday: Restaurant Simulation – What is a press release? Let’s look at some recent press releases and then create one for our restaurant grand opening, let’s go over all the requirements for the restaurant simulation, finish your specialty topics presentation which is due Monday.