Careers 19: Building a Career–A Conversation with Joan Elhoffer

Joan Elhoffer, owner of seven McDonald’s Restaurants in the St. Louis area, shares her story of rising from working at a McDonald’s counter at age 16 to being an owner/operator today.  During the conversation she shares her insights on setting goals, the importance of education and training, and running a successful business.

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Student Tools

Student Tool 66: Video Reflection Worksheet

Students can use this activity on their own to share their learning and insights about any video they watch independently, and this Student Tool can also be used in conjunction with Teacher Tool 318: Sharing Your Insights Through A Reflection Worksheet as part of a classroom or homeschool activity. This tool can be used with any video on the Educate.Today website.


Teacher Tools

EdTA Teacher Tool 1: 2nd Grade MCA--Drama Machine

This teacher tool provides a Theatre Model Cornerstone Assessment for Grade 2 for the artistic processes of Creating, Performing, Responding, and Connecting.

Students will collectively and collaboratively use body, voice and imagination in a teacher-led machine to express elements of a main character in a story. The students’ work in the guided drama exercise will demonstrate an ability to creatively respond to teacher side-coaching, questioning, and open-ended suggestions with body, voice and imagination. The students’ reflection on the drama exercise will demonstrate an ability to make connections between self, culture, and community.


Teacher Tool 298: Cross Curricular Activity--Evaluating Live Interviews

This cross-curricular teacher tool, accompanying the video above, is designed to get students thinking about: 1) how live interviews can be used to learn information on topics such as those discussed in the video, and 2) the effectiveness of this interview specifically in helping their learning on this topic as well as the effectiveness (strengths and weaknesses) of interviews in general as a source of information.


Teacher Tool 318: Cross Curricular Activity--Video Reflection

This teacher tool, accompanying the video above, provides an Interdisciplinary activity that invites students to complete a reflection worksheet to share learning and insights they gained by watching the video. This tool can be used with any video on the Educate.Today website.