Free Student Worksheets to
Cheer You Up in a Down Economy
Hi, I'm Youth Change Professional Development Workshops' Director, Ruth Herman Wells, M.S. I know you're going to love the free student worksheets packed into this blog issue.
Like us, you are probably quite tired of the nonstop depressing economic news. You may be worried about keeping your job, coping with furloughs, or have to cut services to your youngsters.
While we can't help with the state of the economy, and the terrible impact it is having on you and your students, we can help brighten up your world a little bit with some free worksheets.
This issue is full of free worksheets that may help you stay committed and energized even when it may feel like things are crumbling around you. Remember: Youth Change Workshops is on your side in good times and bad.
Free Student Worksheets & Resources
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Here is a very timely printable worksheet. If there is anything good to come out of the rough economic times, perhaps it is that a diploma is an easier "sell" than ever before. When bosses have 700 applicants for a single job, name one legitimate, legal reason why they would hire a dropout or uneducated person over a high school graduate?
Click here to view and get this free student worksheet without charge. The worksheet is a PDF and you should have no problem opening and printing it. We regret that we can't offer tech assistance for no-fee items so consult your site tech support for help if you have problems. We also sell this item as Poster 149; click to view this worksheet as a poster. The printable shows a laptop screen that says "Will Work for Electricity." The caption says "Meet the Competition. Any job you can do without a diploma, a computer can do better."
Obviously, this printable makes a compelling discussion-starter. For an interesting discussion focus, ask students to name all the problems that human employees can generate that a computer doesn't. For example, computers don't arrive late or take bathroom breaks ever. Make sure that your students notice that computers don't ever make excuses.
Here is one of our most popular worksheets. It's also Poster 9. It makes the perfect discussion starter– especially for students who have claimed that school and education offer very little of value. Download this resource as a free student worksheet here.