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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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Email Lessons | Middle School | IC3 Certification | Computer Applications | Digital Literacy

7 Best Lesson Plans for Teaching Email in Middle School

By: Bri Stauffer
February 14th, 2019

As middle school teachers are looking for ideas to teach digital literacy in their classrooms, many are using the IC3 Global Standard 5 (GS5) as a starting point.

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CTE Month | Career and Technical Education

The 5 Best Ways to Celebrate CTE Month 2019

By: Bri Stauffer
February 7th, 2019

As a career and technical education (CTE) teacher, you know the importance of preparing students for the workforce — no matter which CTE career cluster or pathway they follow. But how do you express that importance to your students, school, and community? That’s where CTE Month comes in!

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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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CTE Online | Health Science

REVIEW: CTE Online's Health Science and Medical Technology Curriculum

By: Bri Stauffer
January 17th, 2019

There’s an abundance of textbooks for introductory health science courses for high school. But when it comes to keeping students engaged and interested, textbooks are pretty low on the totem pole compared to other options you have. We often hear this frustration from health science instructors across the United States. You want to include more variety in your teaching, but who knows where to start?

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Health Science | Anatomy and Physiology | High School

4 Best High School Anatomy and Physiology Activities Recommended by Actual Teachers

By: Bri Stauffer
January 3rd, 2019

Teaching anatomy and physiology seems pretty straightforward. Give a lecture on the basics of a body system, the parts of the system, how it works, and how it interacts with the other body systems. Sounds simple, right? But even though the content is straightforward, a cut-and-dry lecture isn’t enough for a high school classroom. High school students need hands-on activities to help them remember important details and stay engaged with your lessons.

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Communication Skills | Soft Skills | Middle School

4 Best Communication Lesson Plans for Middle School

By: Bri Stauffer
December 20th, 2018

With texting and messaging apps at their fingertips, today’s middle school students can communicate more quickly and easily than ever. However, text-based messaging doesn’t have the added benefits of vocal tone, face-to-face conversation, or context that past generations may have taken for granted. This means middle school teachers need lesson plans and activity ideas to bridge that gap in communication skills.

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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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