Only a few weeks into the school year at Petal High School in Petal, Mississippi, the students in teacher Paige Hutchinson’s work-based learning (WBL) class already understand what the real world expects of them.
Ms. Hutchinson took her students through the “Email Etiquette — Beginner” module in Emerge, the online learning platform from Rubin. As curriculum provided inside Ms. Hutchinson’s Google Classroom “class,” students received instruction for topics like:
- How to create a professional-looking email address
- How to write an appropriate email subject line
- How to create an email signature and more
In doing so, students experienced how to compose emails and gain the respect of others (ex: classmates, teachers and employers) through their words.
“I can already see a difference in my students’ writing skills and critical thinking about the messages they send,” said Hutchinson. “At the beginning of the Emerge unit, many students didn’t know what an email signature was, and now they each have a signature displayed proudly in their emails.”
Emerge covers email writing along with topics like phone etiquette, networking, LinkedIn, resumes/cover letters and communicating as an entrepreneur and leader.