According to the National Healthcareer Association’s 2021 Industry Outlook report, critical thinking is one of the most lacking soft skills in medical professionals today. If you have critical thinking skills as part of your health science course standards, you need to successfully incorporate them into your class routine. You also need to demonstrate how your curriculum and lessons help students cultivate the necessary thinking skills and qualities to succeed in today’s healthcare field. Because of this, teachers we work with often ask us how they can teach critical thinking to their health science students.
Business and computer teachers have a lot to consider when choosing between teaching Google Apps or Microsoft Office. In many ways you’re setting the stage for the application that those students may use for the rest of their lives. And that’s a lot of pressure to put on anyone.
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As a provider of business education resources, we hear from many teachers like you who are frustrated that they can’t find quality lesson plans for business management. You need to cover management as part of your business curriculum, but finding resources to meet your standards and engage your learners may leave you scrambling.
Business education and computer teachers often tell us they are interested in adding certification opportunities for their students. And most teachers want to go beyond the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certifications.
When students first walk into your classroom, they’re fresh off of all sorts of distractions, from friends to phones to life. Oftentimes the last thing they want to do is sit down and learn about health science. For the dedicated health science teacher, this can be a problem: Disinterested students are students who aren’t learning, and because you want your class time to be as productive as possible, you need to gain and keep your students’ attention as soon as they take their seats. However, engaging your students quickly can be more complicated than it seems, and to do it well, you’re going to need some strategies to hook ‘em in.
As a CTE instructor, you probably worry whether your classes are really preparing students for careers in the health science field. After all, it’s all too common to get so caught up in teaching students knowledge and theory that you might miss teaching them the applicable skills and critical thinking necessary to succeed on the job. Teachers like you often approach AES with your concerns, asking how our HealthCenter21 can help their students achieve the various levels of Bloom’s Taxonomy, a teaching framework that measures the intellectual level at which students are engaging with your material.