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

Bri Stauffer

Bri collaborates with others at AES to create content that answers your questions about teaching classes, preparing students for certifications, and making the most of the AES digital curriculum.

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Business Education | High School

4 Best International Business Lesson Plans for High School

By: Bri Stauffer
October 13th, 2021

If you’re like most high school business education teachers, you’ve probably spent some time searching for international business lesson plans. It can be a niche topic, after all, and many teachers approach AES frustrated that they can't find the right providers to fit their classrooms. 

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Career and Technical Education (CTE) | Health Science

What Are AMT Certifications?

By: Bri Stauffer
October 4th, 2021

American Medical Technologists (AMT) is a nationally accredited provider of healthcare certifications that help people start their careers in the medical field. In total, AMT provides 10 allied health certifications: Medical Assistant (RMA) Phlebotomy Technician (RPT) Medical Administrative Specialist (CMAS) Dental Assistant (RDA) Medical Technologist (MT) Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT) Medical Laboratory Assistant (CMLA) Molecular Diagnostics Technologist (MDT) Certified Laboratory Consultant (CLC) Allied Health Instructor (AHI) In this post, you’ll learn the basics of each certification, why it’s important, and who can use each certification to start their careers.

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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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Differentiated Instruction | Health Science | Remediation

6 Best Remediation Strategies for CTE Health Science Classes

By: Bri Stauffer
September 7th, 2021

Teaching CTE health science courses means meeting the unique needs of your students every day. Because your students’ abilities, knowledge, and goals vary in every class, you’ll inevitably spend time on remediation throughout the year. But adding new enrichment and remediation strategies to your busy day is tough. Most CTE teachers spend hours of their free time every week meeting with students who need a little extra help.

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IC3 Certification | Digital Literacy

IC3 Spark vs. IC3 GS6: Which Digital Literacy Certification is Best?

By: Bri Stauffer
August 10th, 2021

If you’re teaching digital literacy in your classroom, it’s likely that you want to implement a certification that showcases your students’ skills and knowledge.

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Health Science | High School | Medical Terminology

4 Best Medical Terminology Activities for High School

By: Bri Stauffer
August 4th, 2021

Knowing medical terms is crucial for success in the healthcare workplace. Because of this, you need to be sure your students have those terms down pat! As a health science curriculum provider, teachers have told us that medical terminology is one of the most difficult subjects to teach. While you could stick with in-class lectures and flashcards for memorizing, that’s not always the best way for your students to learn (and retain) information. With something as critical as medical terminology, you can do more! That’s why it’s a great idea to add medical terminology activities to your curriculum. But where do you start?

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Digital Curriculum | Health Science | HealthCenter21 | Student Engagement

5 Ways HealthCenter21 Boosts Student Interest and Engagement

By: Bri Stauffer
June 3rd, 2021

We speak with dozens of CTE health science instructors every week who tell us they are unsure about implementing a new digital curriculum in their classes. Very often, these teachers have had previous experiences with online software that was boring and led to students being burnt out from too much screen time. Because of this, teachers considering our digital curriculum system, HealthCenter21, frequently ask how it helps keep students engaged and interested in the material. In this article, you’ll learn five ways HealthCenter21 can help you keep students engaged:

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