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

Bri Stauffer

Bri writes articles and documents to help teachers and students succeed in the classroom. She enjoys working with teachers from across the US to help students find their passion and future career paths.

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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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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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Middle School | Information Literacy | Digital Literacy

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

By: Bri Stauffer
September 13th, 2018

As a middle school teacher, you’re responsible for helping your students navigate the intricacies of the digital world.

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Health Science | Career Exploration | Middle School

How to Teach Health Science Career Exploration in Middle School

By: Bri Stauffer
August 30th, 2018

Health science is one of the most popular CTE clusters in the United States. And while health science classes teach students how to perform specific skills, they don’t usually teach them how to choose a health care career! Because of this trend, instructors need to find ways to better incorporate health science career exploration in their lessons. Talking about health care careers is a key piece in your classroom, but there aren’t many resources out there appropriate to middle school students. To help give your students a clearer idea of their potential careers, we’ve put together a list of the five best lesson ideas for health science career exploration:

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Top 6 Medical Coding and Billing Lesson Ideas for High School

By: Bri Stauffer
August 2nd, 2018

Knowledge of medical coding and billing is key for any health science student pursuing a career in medical documentation. Because of this, you need lessons to introduce these concepts, and activities to reinforce the information. Unfortunately, there aren’t many resources out there to teach medical coding and billing to high school students. To help you teach these important topics to your students, we’ve put together a list of lesson ideas! The six best medical coding and billing lessons are: Health insurance basics Duties related to patient health insurance The types of medical coding Claim forms Reimbursements & insurance payments Legal issue pertaining to insurance, coding, & billing   Let's dive in!

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How to Build a Clinical Medical Assistant Curriculum for High School

By: Bri Stauffer
June 21st, 2018

The Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) certification is one of the most important health science certifications in the country right now. Hospitals, private practices, and clinics are all fighting to hire new CCMAs.

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