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The latest ideas, tips, and trends for CTE, career readiness, business education, and computer applications teachers.

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CTE Month | CTE

What (and When) Is CTE Month 2019?

By: Chris Zook
January 31st, 2019

Career and technical education (CTE) is quickly becoming the hottest topic in education news throughout the United States.

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Career Skills | Career Clarity

What Is Career Clarity?

By: Chris Zook
January 24th, 2019

In the world of career readiness, it’s crucial to teach students the skills to get ahead in the professional world.

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Keeping Students Engaged in CTE: Part 1

Do you struggle to keep your students engaged during your lessons?

Download this free eBook to learn the Do's & Dont's of Student Engagement.

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CTE Online | Health Science

REVIEW: CTE Online's Health Science and Medical Technology Curriculum

By: Bri Stauffer
January 17th, 2019

There’s an abundance of textbooks for introductory health science courses for high school. But when it comes to keeping students engaged and interested, textbooks are pretty low on the totem pole compared to other options you have. We often hear this frustration from health science instructors across the United States. You want to include more variety in your teaching, but who knows where to start?

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Empathy | Soft Skills

Top 7 Best Empathy Lesson Plans and Why You Need Them

By: Chris Zook
January 10th, 2019

Over the past decade, teaching empathy has surged in popularity across United States education. Some schools may not teach it yet. Others may teach it as early as elementary schools. Some even give it a shot in middle schools and high schools. But why is empathy important to teach? Isn’t it something that people are just born having? And if you do have to teach it, how can you teach a soft skill that's so conceptual and non-concrete? In this blog post, we’ll answer all of those questions so you can start teaching empathy tomorrow!

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Health Science | Anatomy and Physiology | High School

4 Best High School Anatomy and Physiology Activities Recommended by Actual Teachers

By: Bri Stauffer
January 3rd, 2019

Teaching anatomy and physiology seems pretty straightforward. Give a lecture on the basics of a body system, the parts of the system, how it works, and how it interacts with the other body systems. Sounds simple, right? But even though the content is straightforward, a cut-and-dry lecture isn’t enough for a high school classroom. High school students need hands-on activities to help them remember important details and stay engaged with your lessons.

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Business Education | Business Law

The Top 5 Business Law Lesson Plans for High School

By: Chris Zook
December 27th, 2018

Business law is one of the most underrated subjects in the United States education system.

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