When Long County High School decided to implement the Human Resource Pathway, I agreed to teach the class. I thought it was a very important course to offer students because they learn how to get a job and keep it. They also learn about the benefits they can receive and different laws that affect them in the job process. The first semester I taught it, the students had great, honest feedback. The majority of the input I received was that the information was extremely helpful but the class itself was kind of boring.
So I began brainstorming over Christmas break on how I could make the class better. At one point, I was watching older episodes of “The Apprentice,” a reality show about hiring and firing employees. And that’s when it clicked: I needed to set up my class just like “The Apprentice.”
The following semester, I implemented an 18-week interview in my class. I split my class into two teams based on GPA, Lexile scores, and general knowledge of student abilities. I made sure both teams had an even amount of high-, mid-, and low-level achievers to even it out.