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Career & Technical Education Blog

The AES CTE Blog

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

Brad Hummel

Coming from a family of educators, Brad knows both the joys and challenges of teaching well. Through teaching experience of his own, he’s experienced both firsthand. As a writer for AES, Brad’s goal is to help teachers empower their students through listening to educators’ concerns and creating content that answers their most pressing questions about career and technical education.

Business Education | High School | Personal Finance

By: Brad Hummel
December 6th, 2022

As a high school business teacher, getting your students excited about budgeting can be challenging. After all, who enjoys thinking about long-term savings and sensible spending limits?

Health Science | Health Science Textbooks | Nurse Assisting

By: Brad Hummel
December 1st, 2022

Did your health science program just add a new certified nursing assistant course? Or are you looking to update your current CNA curriculum? If so, you need materials to help cover your standards, prepare students for CNA certification, and get them set for nursing assistant careers.

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Computer Applications | Cyber Bullying | Digital Citizenship | Digital Literacy

By: Brad Hummel
November 24th, 2022

Today’s students spend more time with technology than any previous generation. From education to entertainment, kids have access to a digital world full of great opportunities—and dangerous consequences.

Career Exploration | Career Readiness | College | Engaging Activities

By: Brad Hummel
November 10th, 2022

Are my students prepared? It’s a question every career readiness teacher asks. In today’s work environment, it’s more important than ever that students are aware of college and career opportunities and the steps they need to take for success.

Anatomy and Physiology | Health Science | Medical Terminology | Engaging Activities

By: Brad Hummel
November 3rd, 2022

Anatomy and physiology can be one of the most challenging topics to teach in CTE health science classes. Between having students learn body systems, memorize tricky terminology, and prepare for exams, your course can quickly become dull and cumbersome.

Health Science | Health Science Textbooks | Sports Medicine

By: Brad Hummel
November 1st, 2022

Did your health science program just add a new course for sports medicine?  Or do you need to update your existing sports medicine curriculum? If so, you’re likely looking for the best instructional materials to help cover your standards and prepare students for their future careers.