Explain to your students how today’s lesson applies to the workplace. Provide an example or a situation to make it relevant and meaningful. Be sure to describe how today’s lesson fits into the broader picture.
Is it building on something they already have? Is it building up to helping them master a skill?
Students need to understand that what we are teaching is of importance on the job. This is super critical in the areas such as soft skills. That is an area where they need to know that their future boss is going to expect them to communicate like a reasonable adult and show up on time.