Case Studies

Check out Ponder in real schools

We love hearing how schools are using the Ponder resources in innovative ways, and we’ve shared some examples of practice here:

Want to find out how Ponder could work in your school?

If you’ve liked what you’ve seen and heard below from our Ponder Members, we’d love to show you how you can easily and affordably transform career education at your school today. 

Case Study: Using Ponder for weekly Tutor Group

Careers & Pathways Coordinator Joelle McCully joined the Ponder Program when it was first released in early 2022, as she immediately saw the opportunity to use the unique resources in her careers program.

Case Study: Ponder is a ‘grab and go’ resource

Careers Advisor Tanya Allen talks about her use of the Ponder Program resources and Career Clusters to support her cohort of Year 10 students to think more widely about their career options.

Case Study: The ‘Cherry Picking’ Flexibility of the Ponder Program

Careers Advisor Terence Priester talks with Rob Sattler from Study Work Grow about using the Ponder Program & Career Clusters at Newington College

Using print materials in your careers program

“You can’t be what you can’t see”. A visual example of career education materials being used across multiple school settings.

Case Study: Ponder Fridays – the weekly careers lesson for everyone

Careers Advisor Helsa Niranjan talks about her experience of using the Career Clusters and Ponder Program at Greenacre Baptist Community Christian School.

Case Study: Ponder in Year 10, 11, & 12

High School Career Practitioner Kevin McDonald was looking for a way of getting career education into a busy curriculum at his school. By equipping his home room teachers with short Ponder Program lessons that are pre-prepared, he’s gotten important career concepts into Years 10, 11, and 12 with ease this year.

Case Study: Using the Career Clusters in a Boys School

Careers Advisor Susan Draysey talks about her use of the Career Clusters student quiz and resources in her Year 10 careers program at Trinity Grammar School.

Case Study: Using Ponder in Personal Learning Classes

Careers Educators Sandie & Tarree were looking for a structured career education program to run in their Year 9 & 10 Personal Learning classes and they found the Ponder Program (due to its flexibility and ease of delivery for general educators) was perfect for this. Read on to see how they used it in their school setting and what their experience of the program was.

Use Case: Using the Ponder Video Resources

For each Ponder Program lesson there’s a short, student-friendly video resource to accompany it, designed specifically to promote engagement. There are lots of ways to access and use them.

Using Ponder with only one year group

You can use Ponder to create a comprehensive career education program for one of your year levels

Use Case: Integrate Ponder into assembly

Deliver over 6 hours of Career Education to every student each year simply by including the Ponder Program for 10 minutes in your Weekly Assembly; an increase of at least 4 hours over the amount a normal school will deliver to each student

Case Study: Setting up the Ponder Program

Naomi Gill, Careers Counsellor & Pathways Specialist at Carroll College Broulee and Trinity Catholic College Goulburn shares her insights into incorporating the Ponder Program into her schools

Case Study: Using the Ponder Program

The program’s flexibility makes it easy to deliver career education lessons.

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