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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 | Computer Applications | Texas

By: Brad Hummel
July 5th, 2022

Basic computing skills have become increasingly essential to our lives and our ability to function using digital technology. Today’s students need to have a solid understanding of typing, data, and computer applications to use the software they’ll need for most occupations.

Health Science | NCHSE | Diversified Health Occupations

By: Brad Hummel
June 30th, 2022

As a teacher in a CTE health careers program, there’s a good chance you’ll be asked to teach a course on the foundations of health science. Health Science Foundations is one of the most common courses future medical workers take because it introduces them to many of the core concepts they’ll need to succeed.

Keeping Students Engaged in CTE: Part 1

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Health Science | Medical Terminology

By: Brad Hummel
June 16th, 2022

When teaching difficult concepts such as medical terminology, health science teachers can feel overwhelmed and frustrated. You want your students to engage with and memorize important material, but you might be uncertain about how to keep your students focused and energized. Worse still, you fear that your students may be bored and unable to master vocabulary that will be a part of assessments and certification exams.

Health Science | Health Science Textbooks | NREMT

By: Brad Hummel
June 14th, 2022

As a health science curriculum developer, we often hear from teachers looking for Emergency Medical Responder (EMR) curriculum for their classes. With many students choosing careers in Emergency Medical Services (EMS), your EMR curriculum must keep pace with this demand and your changing needs.

Business Education | Career Exploration | Digital Citizenship | Marketing

By: Brad Hummel
June 9th, 2022

As a Texas high school business instructor, you may be asked to teach a Principles of Business, Marketing, and Finance course that’s aligned with your TEKS. Making sure your curriculum meets TEKS requirements is essential to ensuring your students learn invaluable business skills.

Business Education | New Teacher Advice

By: Brad Hummel
June 7th, 2022

Have you been working in the business world, only to discover you want to use the knowledge you’ve gained to inspire and educate the next generation of businesspeople?