How it works
It’s career education, made easy
The Ponder Program is designed to seamlessly fit in with your curriculum, timetable, and resourcing – no matter how you like to do things.
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We know you’re busy, so we’ve made Ponder as easy as possible for you to integrate into your existing programs and frameworks. That way, you can get Ponder set up and working, then focus on supporting your students and getting everything else done.
It takes our members around an hour per term to review the modules and units, make any localisations and/or adjustments for their teachers and students, and then share the resources with the right people.
Follow these steps
Get set up
Choose your resources
Tell your teachers
Start using the units
The Three Phase Inquiry Model
Learning career management skills requires more than just rote memorisation, which is why we use a Three Phase Inquiry Model to structure each unit.
Students are guided through a process of discovering the concept or information, usually through a short, engaging, and relevant video, then they are given a chance to discuss and explore their ideas with a group, and finally they can move on to demonstrate their new skills and knowledge as they put them into practice.
Students are introduced to the topic and given a chance to learn about the concept before going further
Once students and teachers have watched the Discovery video, they can discuss their thoughts and ideas
Encourage deep learning and reflection with the activities and thinking points which accompany each unit
Promote reflection and deep learning for all students with a model that gets them thinking.
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How flexible is the Ponder Program?
Very flexible. We’ve done the hard work of creating a structured program with lots of content pre-prepared for you – but it’s entirely up to you as to what lessons you use, what order you do them in, or length/frequency of lesson. You know your students and what they need, so just choose a lesson (or lessons) and deliver them as you wish.
How long is the program and each weekly lesson?
The Ponder Program comprises 40 weeks of lessons that are designed to deliver career education for middle and senior school students. Each weekly lesson can be as quick as 5 mins for a non-careers teacher on your team to deliver, or as long as 20-30 mins per topic for a trained career educator. Feel free to do what works best for you.
Want to learn more about how it all works?
We love talking about our mission, and would love to learn about your school, so please don’t hesitate to reach out to the team or apply to join today