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The latest ideas, tips, and trends for CTE and elective teachers.

Bri Stauffer

As a Marketing Content Creator, Bri writes relevant articles and documents for CTE and elective educators to help them have more success 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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Career Readiness | 21st Century Skills

The 3 Best Resources to Teach Communication Skills in High School

By: Bri Stauffer
April 12th, 2018

We’ve heard from thousands of teachers that their high school students need help learning good communication skills. Those same teachers say it’s because of the rise in messaging technology — especially text messaging. Students just don’t have the same face-to-face relationships that they had 20 years ago.

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Health Science | medical assistant

REVIEW: CTE Online's Medical Assistant Curriculum

By: Bri Stauffer
March 29th, 2018

Textbooks for introductory health science courses are easy to find for high school teachers. But when it comes to teaching a specialized course on medical assisting, finding the right instructional materials is a challenge. We often hear this from health science instructors across the United States. While most instructors tend to look for a textbook, other resources are out there!

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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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Career Readiness | Customer Service Lesson Plans | Soft Skills

How to Teach Customer Service in High School

By: Bri Stauffer
March 15th, 2018

Good customer service skills are crucial to success in any career path. Unfortunately, teaching customer service in high school isn’t easy, especially when you want to engage your students! These five points will show you the best ways to teach customer service skills to high school students.

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Career Readiness

The 3 Best Places to Find Teamwork Lesson Plans for Middle School

By: Bri Stauffer
March 1st, 2018

With the growing focus on teaching soft skills in middle school, you’ve probably spent a lot of time searching for lessons and activity ideas. Finding those lessons to teach middle school students about teamwork isn’t easy.

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CTE Teachers | Health Science

Top 7 Tips for New Health Science Teachers from Real CTE Educators

By: Bri Stauffer
February 15th, 2018

In working with thousands of CTE health science teachers across the US, we have heard many stories about the first year as a new teacher. The challenges range from unengaged students to poor classroom management.

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Career and Technical Education | CTE Month

The 5 Best Ways to Celebrate CTE Month 2018

By: Bri Stauffer
February 1st, 2018

As a CTE teacher, you know the importance of preparing students for the workforce — no matter which career cluster they follow. What you may not know is how to express that importance to your students, school, and community. That’s where CTE Month comes in!

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