List of Available Lessons

Xello's interactive lessons encourage ongoing learning and reflection on a wide range of future readiness topics. They can be woven into curriculum plans, assigned as self-paced activities, and used as milestones of progress. Your students will uncover new skills and insights, and you’ll seamlessly strengthen their knowledge and professional skills without ever leaving Xello.

Note: These year levels are recommendations. Your school's lesson sequence may be different. Check out this article on how to View the Lesson Sequence.
Lesson Year
ENGNI
Estimated Time Learning Objectives Prerequisites
School Subjects at Work 7 8 20 to 30 mins Students relate school subjects to various tasks, reflect on their favourite school subject, and explore ways to use their favourite school subject in a career that interests them. Save at least 3 careers
Interests 7 8 20 to 30 mins Students reflect on some of the interests they have saved in Xello's interest inventory, explore the link between interests and various careers, and investigate how their interests match up with a career they like. Add at least 5 interests in About Me

Save at least 3 careers
Time Management
NEW
7 8 20 to 30 mins Students explain why time management is important in school and on the job, create a time budget to assess how they currently manage their time, and explore ways to improve their time management skills. Save 3 careers
Explore Learning Styles 8 9 30 to 40 mins Students investigate visual, auditory, and tactile learning styles, and explore how understanding their own learning style can help them in school and on the job. Complete the Learning Styles quiz

Save at least 3 careers
Discover Learning Pathways 8 9 30 to 40 mins Students investigate their post-secondary pathway options, explore the post-secondary pathways to various careers, and evaluate the pathways they could take to a career that interests them. Save at least 3 careers
Biases and Career Choices
NEW
8 9 20 to 30 mins Students identify biases of gender, ethnicity, ability, and class in the workplace and explore how biases can influence career choices. -
Skills 9 10 30 to 40 mins Students explore the skills required to perform a various activities, as well as the link between their skills and career goals. Save at least 3 careers
Explore Career Matches 9 10 30 to 40 mins Students investigate central, secondary, and other aspects of the career match assessment, and how they relate to careers, reflect on their results, and explore the aspects for a career that interests them. Complete the Matchmaker quiz

Save at least 3 careers
Self-Advocacy
NEW
9 10 20 to 30 mins Students understand the concept of self-advocacy, identify skills and behaviours required to effectively advocate for themselves, such as leadership, confidence, and communication, and explore ways they can advocate for themselves in school, the community, at home, and in a career. -
Getting Experience 10 11 20 to 30 mins Students explore different ways they can get work experience while still in school: volunteer work, after-school activities, part-time jobs, internships, etc. and assess which type of experience is best suited for their career interests and goals. Save at least 3 careers

Add at least 3 experiences to the Experiences Timeline
Personality Styles 10 11 30 to 40 mins Students investigate personality styles, and explore how their own personality style can help them at home, school, work, and other areas of their life. Complete the Personality Styles quiz (the second part of Matchmaker)

Save at least 3 careers
Study Skills and Habits
NEW
10 11 30 to 40 mins Students identify skills, habits, and behaviours they need to succeed in school, explore potential obstacles to success in their schoolwork (such as lack of motivation, distractions, and lapses in self-confidence), and plan how to develop positive study habits and behaviours. -
Work Values 11 12 30 to 40 mins Students explore their own work values, and investigate careers that they may find satisfying based on their values. Save at least 3 careers
Workplace Skills and Attitudes 11 12 20 to 30 mins Students explore skills and behaviours that employers look for, such as time management, dependability, good attitude, communication skills, problem solving, etc. Students explain why these skills and behaviours are important to various careers, how they manifest on the job, and assess their own employability skills. Save at least 3 careers
Transition to FE
NEW
11 12 20 to 30 mins Students explore ways to make their transition to 6th Form or college easier and more successful, identify questions and concerns they have about entering 6th Form or college, and explore clubs, activities, and other resources to help handle transition to 6th Form/college; and develop other strategies to deal with transitions. Save 5 interests
Choosing a University 12 13 40 to 50 mins Students identify which factors are important to them in a potential university, and investigate how a university matches up to their priorities. Save at least 3 universities
Career Demand 12 13 40 to 50 mins Students learn about job projections and outlook, analyse factors that impact job demand, such as changes in technology, demographics, business practices or production methods, consumer preferences, and workplace restructuring, and explore how their career plans may be shaped by demand for a career that interests them. Save at least 3 careers
Work/Life Balance
NEW
12 13 30 to 40 mins Students assess how their current work (school) demands affect family life, free time, etc., identify the work demands of a career of interest, and explore strategies for maintaining a healthy life-work balance now and in the future. Save at least 3 careers
Career Backup Plans 13 14 30 to 40 mins Students understand the importance of career backup plans, and explore potential backup careers for themselves. Save at least 3 careers
Career Path Choices 13 14 30 to 40 mins Students understand that career development is a process of constant change. They understand that flexibility and adaptability can help them continually explore their career options; and the importance of re-evaluating their interests, skills, etc. in order to identify the need or desire for a career change. Add at least 5 interests to your profile

Save 3 careers you like
Defining Success

NEW
13 14 20 to 30 mins Students explore what success means to them in various aspects of life, including their personal life, school, and career, and explore ways they can make a difference and achieve success in a career that interests them. Save at least 3 careers
FYI: For ideas on how to weave Lessons into curriculum plans with suggested activities, check out Introducing Students to Xello: Scope and Sequence Recommendations.