The AES CTE Blog

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

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9 Best Differentiated Instruction Strategies for CTE

Top 4 Soft Skills Training Materials for High School Students

3 Best Ways to Prepare High School Students for HOSA Events

How to Teach 21st Century Skills in Middle School

Review of for Middle School Computer Science

3 Biggest Problems with Digital Health Science Curriculum

The 5 Best Ways to Celebrate CTE Month 2020

4 Best High School Anatomy and Physiology Activities (Recommended by Teachers)

4 Best Microsoft Office 2019 Textbooks (Reviews)

AAMA CMA vs NHA CCMA: What’s the Difference?

3 Best Professionalism Lesson Plans for High School

8 Best Marketing Lesson Plans and Projects for High School

8 Wildly Successful Classroom Management Strategies for 2020

Top 5 Alternatives to Cengage SAM for Business Education

How to Use HealthCenter21 in an Anatomy and Physiology Course

5 Best Career Exploration Lesson Plans for Middle School

NHA CCMA vs. NCCT NCMA: What’s the Difference?

The 7 Best Ways to Avoid Teacher Burnout in 2020

Review of Teachers Pay Teachers for Middle School Career Readiness

Kaduceus vs. HealthCenter21: What’s Better Medical Assisting Curriculum?

5 Best Anatomy & Physiology Textbooks for CTE Health Science (Reviews)

3 Steps to Prep Your Students for the MOS Word 2019 Exam

11 Textbook Alternatives That Teachers Love

What's the Difference between GMetrix and Business&ITCenter21 for MOS Certification Prep?

Why Is Career & Technical Education So Important?

Review: 7 Popular Medical Terminology Textbooks

4 Reasons to Update Your Health Science Lesson Plans

AMT RMA vs. NHA CCMA: What’s the Difference?

4 Best Customer Service Lesson Plans

What’s the Difference Between the CMAA and CCMA Certifications?

Top 3 Business Management Lesson Plans for High School

What’s New with the 2019 MOS PowerPoint Certification Exam?

4 Best Places to Find Middle School Public Speaking Lesson Plans

NAHP NRCMA vs. NHA CMAA: What's the Difference?

6 Lifechanging Pieces of Teaching Advice for New Teachers from Experienced Educators

Top 4 Places to Find Excel Lesson Plans for Middle School

An In-Depth Review of the IC3 GS5 Certification

Review: 5 Popular Medical Assisting Textbooks for High School

An In-Depth Review of the IC3 Spark Certification

Top 3 Mistakes Teachers Make in Middle School Technology Classes and How to Avoid Them

How to Relieve Test Anxiety in High School Students

4 Best Leadership Lesson Plans for High School

How Much Does Digital Health Science Curriculum Cost for High School?

40+ Changes to the 2019 MOS Excel Certification Exam

Pros & Cons of Using Quizlet in Your Classroom

Review: 7 Best Introduction to Health Science Textbooks

Digital Curriculum vs. Textbooks: Which Is Right for You?

50+ Changes to the 2019 MOS Word Certification Exam

Pros & Cons of Teaching to the Test in CTE

4 Best High School Sports Medicine Lesson Plans & Activities

11 Ways to Prevent Cheating in Schools

How Much Does Digital Middle School Health Science Curriculum Cost?

5 Best Decision Making Activities for Middle School

How to Teach the 6 Pillars of Character in Middle School

3 Resources to Help You Meet CSTA Standards

How To Think Outside the Box with Your Entrepreneurship Lesson Plans

How to Teach a 7th Grade JAG Program

4 Best Tools to Teach EKG Interpretation to Health Science Students

NHA CCMA vs. AMCA CMAC: What’s the Difference?

13 Benefits of Work-Based Learning for Students, CTE Programs, & Employers

How to Teach Initiative to High School Students

4 Steps for Successful Microsoft Excel Test Prep

Work-Based Learning vs. Simulated Work-Based Learning vs. Community-Based Learning: What’s the Difference in CTE?

30+ Critical Changes to the NCHSE National Health Science Standards for 2019

5 Ways to Reduce Computer Time in Your Classroom When Using Digital Curriculum

7 Email Management Strategies Perfect for Teachers

IC3 Spark vs IC3 GS5 Digital Literacy Certifications: What’s the Difference?

What Are Co-Teaching Best Practices?

The Ultimate Guide to Celebrating Teacher Appreciation Day 2020

NOCTI Health Assisting vs. NOCTI Medical Assisting: What’s the Difference?

REVIEW: 5 Electronic Health Records (EHR) Providers That Teachers Have Tried

Top 5 Free Middle School Computer Science Resources

REVIEW: Project Lead the Way’s Middle School Health Science Lessons

The 4 Best PowerPoint Lesson Plans for Middle School

NHA vs NCHSE vs NOCTI: What’s the Difference?

The 5 Parts of Perkins V Every Teacher Should Know

AES vs. Canvas: What’s the Difference?

4 Places to Find Google Sheets Activities for Middle School Students

Top 5 Media Literacy Lesson Plans & Resources

4 Best Medical Terminology Activities for High School

3 Best Places to Find Social Media Lesson Plans for Middle School

Top 5 Economics Lessons for High School and How to Teach Them

7 Best Lesson Plans for Teaching Email in Middle School

What (and When) Is CTE Month 2020?

What Is Career Clarity?

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

Top 7 Best Empathy Lesson Plans and Why You Need Them

The Top 5 Business Law Lesson Plans for High School

4 Best Communication Lesson Plans for Middle School

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

What Is TypingClub and How Can You Use It?

The 32 Best Podcasts by Teachers, for Teachers, & about Teachers

Top 4 Digital Citizenship Activities for Middle School

What Is Blended Learning?

REVIEW: Project Lead the Way's Biomedical Science High School Courses

What Is a Curriculum Map? (And How Do You Make One?)

Where to Find Entrepreneurship Lesson Plans for High School

What Is Cooperative Learning and How Does It Work?

How to Celebrate Digital Citizenship Week 2020

11 Principles of Classroom Management to Teach Digital Natives

Top 8 Medical Assistant Instructor Lesson Plans for High School

"How Do I Teach Business?" | 7 Things Every New Teacher Needs to Start

4 Best Places to Find Information Literacy Lesson Plans for Middle School

The 3 Best Google Forms Lesson Plans Available Online

How to Teach Health Science Career Exploration in Middle School

The 5 Best Middle School Business Education Lesson Plans

60+ Google Apps Lesson Plans Every Teacher Should Own

Top 5 Career Awareness Activities for Middle School Students

Top 6 Medical Coding and Billing Lesson Ideas for High School

How to Teach Internet Safety to Middle School Students

How 6 New Technologies Engage Students in Middle School Computer Applications

Why High School Students Cheat & How Digital Curriculum Stops It

5 Best Computer Applications Lesson Plans for High School

How to Teach Digital Marketing to High School Students

How to Build a Clinical Medical Assistant Curriculum for High School

Life Skills vs. Soft Skills vs. Career Skills vs. Employability Skills — What Are the Differences?

How to Teach Interview Skills in High School

How to Write Test Questions for High School

REVIEW: CTE Online's High School Marketing Curriculum

9 Stellar Microsoft Publisher Activities from Trusted Sources

The 6 Best Nursing Assistant Lesson Plan Ideas for High School

Digital Curriculum vs. Teacher-Made Curriculum: Which Is Better?

How to Teach Google Docs in Middle School

What Is Collaborative Learning (and How Do You Teach It)?

The 3 Best Resources to Teach Communication Skills in High School

5 Essential Steps to Teach Information Literacy in Middle School

REVIEW: CTE Online's Medical Assistant Curriculum

How (and Why) You Should Teach Health Science in Middle School

How to Teach Customer Service in High School

7 Differences Between Digital Curriculum & Test Prep for CTE

The 3 Best Places to Find Teamwork Lesson Plans for Middle School

Top 5 Reasons Health Science Should Be the #1 Funded Career Cluster

Top 7 Tips for New Health Science Teachers from Real CTE Educators

5 Amazing Funding Opportunities for CTE Health Science

5 Steps for Teaching Professionalism in High School

5 Ways AVID & Digital Curriculum Work for College & Career Readiness

How to Flip a Classroom in CTE: 6 Best Practices

4 Steps to Remediate Students with Digital Curriculum

The 5 Best Cyberbullying Resources for Middle School

Formative vs. Summative Assessments: What's the Difference?

REVIEW: CTE Online's Sports Medicine Curriculum

GMetrix vs. Business&ITCenter21: Which Digital Business Education Solution Works for You?

5 Awesome International Business Lesson Plans for High School

Business&ITCenter21 vs. B.E. Publishing iAcademy: Which Computer Curriculum is Right for You?

7 Best Resources to Teach Workplace Readiness Skills

4 Ways to Celebrate Digital Citizenship Week in 2017

3 Big Reasons You Need to Teach Digital Citizenship in CTE

5 Career Readiness Lesson Plans Your Students Will Love

What Are ISTE Standards? (And Why Do They Matter?)

Cengage SAM vs. Pearson MyITLab: Microsoft Office Curriculum Showdown

7 Health Science Lesson Plans Perfect for Middle School

Infographic: Textbook Costs Skyrocket 812% in 35 Years

The 5 Biggest Problems in Health Care’s Future (and How to Fight Back)

What's the Difference between Online Learning and Distance Learning?

The Beginner's Guide to Blended Learning (with 5 Real-World Examples)

What is eLearning and Why Do Teachers Like It?

The Top 3 Benefits of Blended Learning

9 Tips for Using Technology to Differentiate Instruction

How To Easily Teach Microsoft Access Lessons

How To Teach Middle School Programming Lessons with

How Does Blended Learning Work in CTE?

5 Quick Ways to Get Career Exploration Lesson Plans

9 Accounting Lesson Plans for Middle School, High School, and Business Ed

How To Get CTE Funding for Your Classroom

Where to Get Google Docs Lesson Plans: Missing in Action?

Developing Awesome CTE Curriculum: What You Should Know

iCEV vs. HealthCenter21: Which Is Best for Your Classroom?

4 Big Benefits of eLearning for Computer Applications

How To Experience the Benefits of a Flipped Classroom in CTE

A Guide to the Benefits of eLearning for CTE Programs

4 Teacher Retention Strategies to Reduce Turnover in CTE

Expert Advice on How to Help CTE Health Science Programs

Emerging Trends for the Health Science Career Cluster

An In-Depth Review of TEKS Health Science Adopted Instructional Materials

The DHO Health Science Textbook vs. HealthCenter21: Which is Better?

Pearson IT Lab vs. Business&ITCenter21: What is Best for Your Classroom?

SAM Cengage vs. Business&ITCenter21: Which Is Better?

One Computer Teacher's Massive Review of a Cengage Middle School Textbook

Paxton Patterson vs. HealthCenter21: Which Health Science Curriculum Should You Choose?

An Honest Comparison of the Microsoft IT Academy Program and Business&ITCenter21: Which is Better?

eLearning vs. Textbooks in a Business Computer Applications Class: Which is Better?

How To Choose New TEKS Curriculum for Your Health Science Courses

Save Time with CTE Curriculum That Meets Health Science Standards

5 Quick Tips on How To Use Google Classroom

Florida's Digital Information Technology Course: What's New?

Useful Tips for Health Science High School Teachers

How To Blend New Curriculum in Your Computer Applications Class

How To Overcome 4 Big Challenges When Creating Google Lesson Plans

A Practical Guide to the 2017 Principles of Health Science TEKS Changes

How To Decide on New Instructional Materials for Your Computer Applications Class

Behind the Scenes at the 2016 HOSA Leadership Conference

Missouri AHEC Case Study: How To Teach Students From a Distance

3 Easy Ways to Include Differentiated Lesson Plans in Computer Classes

Expert Insight on Health Science High School Curriculum Standardization

Computer Class Lessons for When You are Kicked Out of the Lab

How to Find Healthcare Diversity Curriculum for CTE Courses

How to Conquer Classroom Management Problems as a 1st Year Teacher

A Review of 3 Popular Middle School Typing Curriculum Options

A Review of the 6 Best Microsoft Office 2013 Textbooks

A Quick Guide to the Cost of Middle School Computer Curriculum

Microsoft Office Curriculum: What You Need to Know for 2016

Blended Learning Best Practices from Health Science Technology Teachers

7 Ways to Save Time in Your CTE Health Science Class

The 5 Best Middle School Textbooks for Computer Applications Classes (2013 Edition)

Review of Domestic Violence Curriculum: What Is It?

How to Easily Teach Google Apps in a Technology Curriculum

How to Implement Blended Learning Curriculum in a CTE Program

The Pros and Cons of Differentiated Instruction in CTE

Get Ready-Made Health Science Activities on the Zika Virus

National Health Science Standards: NCHSE Creates Common Ground for Students

Today's Class vs HealthCenter21: Which Is Really Better?

Building Competencies and Skills vs. Learning Specific Computer Applications

How Differentiated Activities Boost Your Effectiveness with Diverse CTE Students

New Guide to ICT Lesson Plans: Aligning to Standards

Google Applications Curriculum: Google Apps Fundamentals

Where to Find College and Career Readiness Curriculum

5 Questions to Ask When Researching New Middle School Computer Lessons

A Guide to Finding Technology Curriculum for Middle & High School

5 Big Benefits of Blended Learning for CTE Career Clusters

Communication Lesson Plans and the Struggle for CTE Teachers

NHA CMAA Certification Test: What You Need to Know About the Latest Version

The Ultimate IC3 Certification Study Guide

College Prep vs. Work Prep: What's the Difference?

A Review of PJ Nicholson's Microsoft Word Lessons and Projects

Anatomy and Physiology Practice for Student Mastery

Smart Strategies for Teaching CNA in High School

Tips for Teaching the Importance of Soft Skills

A Review of the Dean Vaughn Medical Terminology 350 Program

How to Quickly Pull Together Personal Finance Projects

Patient Care Technician Certification: Get Students Ready

6 Premium Lessons to Teach Microsoft Access Like a Pro

3 Ways to Update Your Anatomy and Physiology Lesson Plans

Quick Guide to Teaching Workplace Readiness Skills

Microsoft Word Lesson Plans and Activities to Wow Your Students

Need Career Readiness Activities?

3 Easy Ways of Implementing Technology in the Classroom

5 Secrets to Building Your Medical Terminology Curriculum

Employability Lesson Plans That Make Your Students Shine

A Review of the LearnKey Online Microsoft Office Curriculum

National Health Science Curriculum Conference 2015

How to Adapt to Trends Impacting High School Health Science Curriculum

Career Readiness Lesson Plans: Ohio Leads the Way

3 Places to Find Medical Terminology Lesson Plans That Will Blow Your Mind

Top 3 High School Business Curriculum Articles of 2014

National Consortium for Health Science Education Experts on Trends

How to Increase Student Enrollment in CTE

Computer Applications Lesson Plans: Fun Projects

Health Science Curriculum: Worksheets are Back!

Computer Applications Lesson Plans: Microsoft Access Curriculum

Computer Applications Lesson Plans for Microsoft Publisher

Student Engagement Strategies Do's and Don'ts for Tech Integration

Business Education Lesson Plans: Personal Finance

Health Science Curriculum for Middle School

Problem Solving Curriculum in CTE...A Natural Fit

TEKS Standards: Do We Correlate?

The 5 Parts of Web-Based Curriculum for CTE: How Is It Developed?

Health Information Technology Lesson Plans: Where to Find Them

Microsoft Office 2013 Lesson Plans: Where to Find Them

The Best Way to Teach Entrepreneurship to High School Students

Middle School Cyber Bullying Lessons

Is Health Information Technology a Good Career Choice?

Personal Qualities of a Health Care Worker: Part I

Lesson Plans for Web Research Skills: Part I

3 Introduction to Business Lesson Plans That Teach Entrepreneurship

Homework Debate: Pros and Cons

3 Big Points in the Technology in the Classroom Debate

Health Information Technology: What’s in a Name?

Kinesthetic Lesson Plans for Computer Applications Students

5 Tips for Keeping Students Engaged in Health Science Courses

4 Options for Discussions in a Blended Learning Classroom Setup