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Brad Hummel

As a researcher and writer, Brad works every day to create helpful content that answers your questions about AES.

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Health Science | HealthCenter21 | Soft Skills | Critical Thinking

How Can I Teach Critical Thinking to Health Science Students with AES?

By: Brad Hummel
September 21st, 2021

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. 

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Business Education | High School

Top 5 Business Management Lesson Plans for High School

By: Brad Hummel
September 15th, 2021

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.

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Keeping Students Engaged in CTE: Part 1

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Health Science | Texas

Top 3 Health Science Education Trends at THOA 2021

By: Brad Hummel
September 1st, 2021

Educational conferences are an excellent opportunity to learn more about teaching from others working in your field. Recently, members of the AES team attended the Texas Health Occupations Association (THOA) annual conference in College Station.

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Health Science | Student Engagement

6 Top Ways to Keep Health Science CTE Students Engaged

By: Brad Hummel
August 26th, 2021

Every health science teacher knows the struggle of teaching students who are bored and unengaged. When students feel as though they do not have agency in the learning process, they become disinterested and detached.

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Business Education | Entrepreneurship | High School

Changes to the Entrepreneurship and Small Business (ESB) Certification in 2021

By: Brad Hummel
August 19th, 2021

To help students highlight their skills and abilities and prosper in their careers, many teachers prepare their students to take the Entrepreneurship and Small Business (ESB) certification.

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Business Education | Entrepreneurship | High School

4 Best Entrepreneurship Lesson Plans for High School

By: Brad Hummel
August 17th, 2021

As a high school entrepreneurship teacher, you have the opportunity to inspire learners to pursue successful careers in business. You want to offer your students compelling, creative lessons, projects, and activities that will help them understand the role and challenges of the entrepreneur and prepare them for the opportunities of today’s business workforce. 

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