By Carrie Schindler, Teacher, Franklin Primary School
“What do you want to be when you grow up?” For me, that was an easy question. From the time I was about 8 years old, I knew I wanted to be a teacher. So, when I posed that question to my 5th graders, I was really surprised by the number of students who didn’t have any interest in a career.
This was during the first year for AVID at our school, and my grade level team began to consider our students’ lack of career knowledge and AVID’s push for college readiness. How could we tie the two together? One of my team members, Angela Watkins, came up with the idea for a career museum. Once we discussed this plan, we were off and running.