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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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Keeping Students Engaged in CTE: Part 1

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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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Communication Skills | Soft Skills | Middle School

4 Best Communication Lesson Plans for Middle School

By: Bri Stauffer
December 20th, 2018

With texting and messaging apps at their fingertips, today’s middle school students can communicate more quickly and easily than ever. However, text-based messaging doesn’t have the added benefits of vocal tone, face-to-face conversation, or context that past generations may have taken for granted. This means middle school teachers need lesson plans and activity ideas to bridge that gap in communication skills.

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Health Science | National Health Career Association Certification

Certification vs. Accreditation vs. Licensure: What’s the Difference in Health Care?

By: Chris Zook
December 13th, 2018

 Certification, accreditation, and licensure are all professional development opportunities for students and health care workers who want to improve their knowledge and skills in the health care industry.

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