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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.


The Career Ready Education Within the Classroom's philosophy is to:



  • We utilize culturally responsive teaching practices, then students will be authentically connected, motivated, and engaged in their learning process.



  • WE translate “Life Skills” to the education process and prepare students for future success by using various strategies such as; real world scenarios, leadership roles, peer teaching, cooperative groups, new concepts vocabulary, fairness, positive rewards, problem-based and hands-on learning scenarios, inclusion, learning centers and a strong parent connection.



  • WE motivate students and teachers to strive for excellence and perform at high levels.





Managing the Classroom is the first in a series to help you structure your lessons in an exciting way as students apply business principles to any subject you teach in grades K-12. This curriculum guide is revolutionary and will make a huge impact within your classroom to guide your students to a career-ready future while integrating restorative practices, economic development and culture proficiency.


Inside this first manual in her series, you will be introduced to the form and structure of her success. You’ll find developmental checklists, structured time management options, in addition to details as you enrich your lesson plans and goals.

  • Insights to learning style techniques that are easily adapted to each and every classroom composition help you have a foundation for your district’s outcomes matrix while you exceed the expectations of parents and students alike.
  • Example lesson plans with timed exercises for the six phases of business model implementation.
  • Student/Manager role descriptions to have them live the part of a "REAL WORLD" business leader while accomplishing their responsibilities.
  • Instructional approaches should vary, but teachers will learn how to better handle a differentiated instruction classroom. We educate teachers to be flexible in their approach and adjust the curriculum and delivery of information to learners rather than expecting students to modify their own learning.
  • Teachers will learn how to establish a culturally proficient environment.
  • Teachers will learn how to restorative behavior practices within the classroom.
  • Teachers will learn to create a student-centered classroom.


In this curriculum guide, I outlined responsibilities of each job position that I employ in my classroom. I wrote each position in a similar style to a job description that one might find posted on a company website so that each feels like a real business position. Some positions are more intensive than others, so in certain descriptions I have added examples of what a student in that position might say and do as part of their job. It is important for you to review the responsibilities of these positions with the students. I use the classroom job positions model and it has been working effectively for years to parallel to the real-world roles. Positions include:

• The Boss/ Business Manager/ Teacher

• Communication Managers (newly added!)

• Assistant Managers

• Project Managers

• Quality Assurance Managers

• Marketing Managers

• Transition Managers

• Attendance Managers

• Scribe Manages

• Timekeepers


Modeling your classroom after a business requires commitment and dedication from all parties, but the benefits can be astonishing. Watching students take initiative, demonstrate loyalty, and contribute to a bigger cause can be very rewarding for all.


I believe that we can better prepare students for the technology demands and the fast-paced professional environment that they will experience in the workplace.

But what does “career-ready” really mean? After working in business and management for over 20 years, I’ve come to define a career-ready individual as a person who can make decisions, problem-solve, engage in critical thinking, analyze situations to overcome problems, and set goals.

Grounded in these basic skills, I have developed a business curriculum that can be adapted to any classroom and any age of student. This manual differs from other classroom management guides in one prominent way: I manage my classroom by directly tying it to the curriculum to create a culturally proficient environment and restore behavior practices. My students walk into my classroom, which transforms itself from a standard computer lab into a bustling and productive business environment.

Most 7th through 12th grade schools have incorporated business-based curriculums; however, many instructors lack the business experience necessary to create realistic context for their lesson plans. This leaves students unprepared to establish a strong foundation for hands-on experience in the workforce. I believe that we can better prepare students for the technology demands and the fast-paced professional environment that they will experience in the workplace.


In this manual, I will show you how to lay the groundwork for your own classroom and provide you with examples to create as realistic of a career-ready environment for your students as possible.

I’m doing this because my primary goal in teaching is to make education a memorable and enjoyable experience for all students so that they can walk the path of success.


Praise for Eva Foxwell’s Methodology and Outcomes


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







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