Teaching Real World Business Soft Skills Curriculum Guide

Genre: Non Fiction

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Book Summary


Eva Foxwell’s twenty years of business excellence has helped her create this curriculum guide that named her a Delaware Superstar Education Winner and a Teen Ink Magazine Educator of the Year.

377 pages of ready-to-use lesson plans, warm-ups, worksheets, group activities, role-plays, assignments, rubrics, and assessments at your fingertips.

This curriculum guide is also included in a MEGA bundle for all 4 Career Ready Education Curriculum guides:



How to Use this Curriculum Guide
Setting Up Your Classroom
Weekly Keyboarding and Binder Checks
Weekly Keyboarding: Teacher Overview
Weekly Keyboarding: Student Homework
Typing to the Top Monthly Contest

Binder Check: Teacher Overview

Binder Check: Student Homework

Unit A Active Listening

Unit A Overview

Assignment A: Active Listening Conference Presentation Summary
Assignment A Rubric: Summative Assessment

LESSON 1: Active Listening Definition

LESSON 2: Active Listening Whisper Game

LESSON 3: “The Wright Family” Active Listening Game

LESSON 4: “Blind for the Day” Listening Activity

Note Taking: The Cornell Notes System

LESSON 5: Microsoft Paint Listening Activity

LESSON 6: Line up in Birthday Order Class Activity

Assignment A.7: Partner Profile
Assignment A.7: Summative Assessment Rubric

LESSON 7: Writing Interview Questions

LESSON 8: Conducting Partner Interviews

LESSON 9: Writing Your Partner Profile Assignment

LESSON 10: Active Listening Conference Plan and Schedule

Unit B: Leadership

Unit B Overview

Assignment B: Conference Flyer
Assignment B Rubric: Summative Assessment

LESSON 11: Defining Leadership

LESSON 12: Six Leadership Styles

LESSON 13: Leadership Questionnaire and Self-Assessment

Study Skills and Test Preparation

LESSON 14: Leadership and Mentoring Activity

LESSON 15: Matching Leadership Definitions

LESSON 16: School Improvement Leadership Memo

Assignment B.16: School Improvement Memo
Assignment B.16 Summative Assessment

LESSON 17: Group Conference Flyer

Unit C: Time Management

Unit C Overview

Assignment C: Time Management Presentation Script
Assignment C Rubric: Summative Assessment

LESSON 18: What is Time Management?

LESSON 19: Desert Island Activity: A Time Management Test

LESSON 20: Weekly Planner Time Management

LESSON 21: Time Management Definition

LESSON 22: Time Management Quadrants

LESSON 23: To Do Lists

LESSON 24: Time Management Shadowing and Observation

LESSON 25: Conference Presentation Script

Unit D: Problem Solving

Unit D Overview

Assignment D: Conference Presentation PowerPoint Slide show
Assignment D Rubric: Summative Assessment

LESSON 26: Introduction to Problem Solving

LESSON 27: Problem Solving Step 1: Defining the Problem

LESSON 28: Problem Solving Step 2: Generate Alternative Solutions

LESSON 29: Problem Solving Step 3: Examine the Alternative Solutions

LESSON 30: Problem Solving Step 4: Implement a Solution

LESSON 31: Introduction to Creating a PowerPoint Slide Show

Unit E: Issue Campaign

Unit E Overview

Assignment E: Conference
Assignment E Rubric: Summative Assessment

LESSON 32: Planning a Conference: Seeing the Big Picture

LESSON 33: Group Organization and Task Delegation

LESSON 34: Business Soft Skills Conference Schedule

LESSON 35: Business Soft Skills Conference Flyer

LESSON 36: Business Soft Skills Conference Participation Certificates

LESSON 37: Business Soft Skills Conference Presentation Script

LESSON 38: Business Soft Skills Conference PowerPoint Slide Show

LESSON 39: Business Soft Skills Conference Final Planning

LESSON 40: Business Soft Skills Conference Reflections

Unit F: Final Exam

Unit F Overview

LESSON 41: Final Exam Review Paddle Board Game

LESSON 42: Business Soft Skills Final Exam

Final Exam Answer Key

Course Conclusion

Teaching Business Soft Skills is Eva Marie Foxwell's third book. This curriculum guide is for new and experienced instructors who want a structured yet flexible outline for teaching in Business and Technology. Eva Marie Foxwell's lessons are designed with a focus on giving teachers dynamic and interactive lessons, guided learning ideas, detailed assignments, formative and summative assessments, and a wealth of classroom material.

For students, this curriculum guide is designed to provide space to think, reflect, create, and
collaborate toward formal projects that engage real-world business expectations.

Teachers are encouraged to use these templates as strictly or loosely as they wish. There can be any level of deviation, customization, or combination that works best for your grade level, reading level, business resources, business community, administrative support, and collaborative possibilities at your school. It is therefore highly recommended that teachers read through this entire curriculum guide before the beginning of the year, in order to assess for themselves the best way to use the provided materials.


Your students were outstanding. You should be very proud. Ccing my secretary to schedule a visit at some point. Thanks! Governor Jack Markell

You seem to impact everyone you come in contact with.  Principal, Stephanie Armstrong

After having one child go through classes with Mrs. Foxwell, I feel she has prepared my child for real life experiences. She is an exceptional teacher. She incorporates real life situations into her teachings. When my eldest daughter went to high school and took a transition class for job hunting and working, the instructor was floored at what she knew how to do. She was asked where she learned how to do a résumé, to interview, and already knew how to start a business etc. The instructor asked my daughter to bring in the work Mrs. Foxwell had her do. After the instructor and another teacher reviewed her work, I received a phone call and was told that Jordan was even more prepared then what they were going to teach her. They said what was taught was at an extremely high standard and couldn't believe it was middle school. Proud BSS Parent

My son has had Mrs. Foxwell for business technology in both seventh and eighth grade. His experience as a student and my experience as a parent have been nothing but positive. Mrs. Foxwell is energetic and engaging when introducing concepts and explaining ideas; her daily activities encourage students to apply their knowledge and make connections among ideas; and finally, Mrs. Foxwell’s projects take learning to the ultimate level, forcing students to evaluate their knowledge and create top notch projects and assignments. From the business technology perspective, my son is adequately prepared for high school thanks to such an amazing, dedicated, enthusiastic teacher. Proud BSS Parent

Mrs. Foxwell has brought real world experiences directly to our children. My daughter is a more confident public speaker, prepared for interviews, and has an understanding of a day to day business such as; balancing a check book and creating and maintaining a budget for both personal and business expenses. I wish I had the same opportunities my daughter has had by being a student of Eva Foxwell and Business Technology at Brandywine Springs School. Proud BSS Parent

Where do I begin...I honestly cannot say enough about how much Mrs. Foxwell has impacted both my daughters’ education. My one daughter is now a junior at Wilmington Charter and always says how much Mrs. Foxwell prepared her for High School. Not only did she teach her about safe technology, but she also prepared her for real life situations. (Public speaking, the importance of eye contact and to always have confidence in yourself). My daughter has matured so much since being in the class, she has gained confidence in herself and her work. She interviewed for Conrad and DMA and both schools commented on her professionalism. Mrs. Foxwell is by means not an easy teacher, she pushes them to do their best and to be proud of their work and that will follow them for life. The kids knew they had to be prepared for her class and they were eager to show her. She makes them think and I love that!! She is so passionate about her students and it shows in everything they do. I am so grateful my girls got the opportunity to have her in their lives. Proud BSS Parent

Business Technology at BSS has given my son real life, applicable skills that will help him tremendously in his academic and professional life, and have already been invaluable in the high school application process. Eva Foxwell’s dedication to her students and genuine desire for them to succeed is incredibly impressive; the respect that she so naturally earns from her students truly brings out the best in them. Proud BSS Parent

I just wanted to take a moment to praise the Business Technology Program at Brandywine Springs School and its teacher Eva Foxwell. The students are extremely lucky to have such an experienced instructor who teaches them many beneficial things that will help with all of their future endeavors. In eighth grade they researched prospective high schools and even had a mock interview! My daughter was confident and well prepared for her high school interviews thanks to Mrs. Foxwell. We are all very lucky to have her! Proud BSS Parent

Business Technology was my child's most difficult and demanding class and by far her favorite. Ms. Foxwell is very skillful at motivating the children to reach her high expectations by pairing real life skill acquisition with the children's desire to have more responsibility and to be seen as mature and capable young adults. Three of my children benefited from Mrs. Foxwell's Business Technology class by learning life lessons. My sons, one is a 7th grader and the other a freshman in high school enjoyed the business plans they created helping them with time management and organizational skills. My daughter, a junior in high school benefited from the resume building skills she learned from Mrs. Foxwell, giving her a head start in her Business class and job search. Proud BSS Parent
Mrs. Foxwell gave my son a confidence I had never seen before! She established a trust with him, but with all her students. She was not just their teacher, she was and is a trusted and safe person they can go and talk to about anything! My son is now in high school and frequently brings up Mrs. Foxwell's class. He shakes the hands of others with confidence and speaks to others with conviction. This is all due to the way Mrs. Foxwell taught them. She gets to know her students (her kids) and their families. I have been very blessed to get to know her and very thankful my son had her as a teacher. Proud BSS Parent
The Business Technology class at Brandywine Springs School is a wonderful class. Eva Foxwell teaches our kids the life skills they may not otherwise learn. They learn the importance of being leaders, from firm handshakes to controlling their monies and their businesses. She makes every aspect of this program fun while holding very high standards for the students. Our students are so lucky to have Eva Foxwell as their teacher. She is passionate about these children and helping them get ahead in life. Both of my sons have had the privilege of having her and both say the same. They love her and her class!! She loves her students and it shows!!! Her motto is like Nike, “just do it!” Every kid remembers that too! My older son, who is in high school, still remembers what she taught and uses some of it now!!! Her strong passion for what she does gives them the passion to come through for her!! This class is so important and I am grateful we have it at BSS!! Proud BSS Parent
Business Technology has given my daughter tools that she will utilize throughout her entire life. The material is presented in a" Real World" way. There are direct links made by class as to how this sort of organization and process will help them better succeed and achieve their goals. For my daughter in particular, learning how to talk to strangers in a professional, confident demeanor was priceless. She now feels more self-assured and I can see the confidence spilling over into other areas of her academic and extracurricular life. Proud BSS Parent
Mrs. Foxwell has brought real world experiences directly to our children. My daughter is a more confident public speaker, prepared for interviews, and has an understanding of day to day business such as balancing a check book and creating and maintaining a budget for both personal and business expenses. I wish I had the same opportunities my daughter has had by being a student of Eva Foxwell and Business Technology at Brandywine Springs School. Proud BSS Parent
Business Technology is one of the few classes the kids take that offers “real world” experience—resumes, interviews, cover letters, etc. I have had two children go through Ms. Foxwell’s curriculum, and it has been very clear to me how much she cares about her students. When my kids tried to coast in her class, she was willing to focus on them individually, and she challenged them to excel and succeed. It was very evident that she cares about her students as individuals and really wants them to succeed, not just in her class, but in life. Proud BSS Parent

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About the Author

Eva Marie Foxwell is a middle school Business Technology teacher at Brandywine Springs School in Wilmington, Delaware where she has over 25 years of business experience and 10 years within the classroom. Her previous teaching experience includes K-8 education. Eva received her B.S. in Elementary Education from Bloomsburg University in Pennsylvania. Before becoming a teacher, she held a career in banking for 14 years, in addition to serving as Operations Manager for an insurance company in Delaware and raising three daughters. While working as a substitute teacher at her daughters’ school, Eva was invited to teach and develop the curriculum for the Business Technology program. She brings her real-world experience in management, operations, and marketing into the classroom, where she helps students develop business knowledge and entrepreneurial skills. She is now turning her passion for teaching toward creating useful curriculum guides for fellow teachers by writing 4 curriculum guides: Managing the Classroom, Teaching Business Soft Skills, Teaching Entrepreneurship, and Teaching Career Exploration. Eva’s awards include Teen Ink’s 2015 Educator of the Year and the Delaware State Chamber of Commerce 2015 Superstar in Education Award.

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