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

Bri Stauffer

Bri writes content to help teachers and students succeed in the classroom. In addition, she runs the AES Educator Community group to help teachers collaborate from across the country.

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Keyboarding | Computer Applications

What Is TypingClub and How Can You Use It?

By: Bri Stauffer
December 6th, 2018

Keyboarding is one of the most important skills for students to learn. No matter what career path they take, they will need proficient typing skills -- especially in STEM, health care, and other technology careers.

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Middle School | Digital Citizenship

Top 4 Digital Citizenship Activities for Middle School

By: Bri Stauffer
November 22nd, 2018

New technology is driving change in educational standards across the country, especially in digital citizenship. This means middle school teachers need great digital citizenship activities to meet their requirements. While you could come up with your own activities, that takes a lot of time and you don’t know how each activity will go in the classroom. That’s why we recommend these four tried-and-true activities that cover distinct topics:

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Keeping Students Engaged in CTE: Part 1

Do you struggle to keep your students engaged during your lessons?

Download this free eBook to learn the Do's & Dont's of Student Engagement.

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Health Science | High School

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

By: Bri Stauffer
November 8th, 2018

CTE health science programs are growing across the United States. As a result, there are more options for instructional materials than ever before. A popular choice for many health science classrooms is Project Lead the Way’s (PLTW) Biomedical Science program. This option can be the perfect fit for some classes, but not quite right for others. In this blog, we’ll review the biomedical science courses to help you decide if they’re the right fit for you and your students. But before we dive into the specifics of the courses, we’ll give a little background on Project Lead the Way!

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Entrepreneurship | Business Education | High School

Where to Find Entrepreneurship Lesson Plans for High School

By: Bri Stauffer
October 25th, 2018

Finding entrepreneurship lesson plans that are relevant and age appropriate for high school students isn’t easy. While you could create your own lessons and activities from scratch, you’d have to do it in your spare time — which barely exists as it is! On the other hand, there are a ton of resources out there with lessons on entrepreneurship. But you could end up spending even more time just trying to find the good ones! So what are you supposed to do other than say “see ya” to your free time?

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Digital Literacy | Digital Citizenship

How to Celebrate Digital Citizenship Week 2018

By: Bri Stauffer
October 11th, 2018

With technology at their fingertips 24/7, it’s more important than ever to ensure your students are behaving appropriately in the digital world. But finding a way to incorporate these topics into your existing syllabus can be tough — especially if your courses don’t specifically require you to teach them. That’s where Digital Citizenship Week comes in!

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Top 8 Medical Assistant Instructor Lesson Plans for High School

By: Bri Stauffer
September 27th, 2018

Doctors’ offices and clinics across the United States need skilled medical assistants to meet the needs of their patient.  Students know this, which is why more of them have enrolled in health science courses to become medical assistants. If your program is like the others around the country, you’re growing – and quickly! 

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