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

Chris Zook

Chris Zook is the content marketing manager at AES. He enjoys everything about online marketing, data science, user experience, and corgis.

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CTE Month | CTE

What (and When) Is CTE Month 2019?

By: Chris Zook
January 31st, 2019

Career and technical education (CTE) is quickly becoming the hottest topic in education news throughout the United States.

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Career Skills | Career Clarity

What Is Career Clarity?

By: Chris Zook
January 24th, 2019

In the world of career readiness, it’s crucial to teach students the skills to get ahead in the professional world.

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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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Empathy | Soft Skills

Top 7 Best Empathy Lesson Plans and Why You Need Them

By: Chris Zook
January 10th, 2019

Over the past decade, teaching empathy has surged in popularity across United States education. Some schools may not teach it yet. Others may teach it as early as elementary schools. Some even give it a shot in middle schools and high schools. But why is empathy important to teach? Isn’t it something that people are just born having? And if you do have to teach it, how can you teach a soft skill that's so conceptual and non-concrete? In this blog post, we’ll answer all of those questions so you can start teaching empathy tomorrow!

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Business Education | Business Law

The Top 5 Business Law Lesson Plans for High School

By: Chris Zook
December 27th, 2018

Business law is one of the most underrated subjects in the United States education system.

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Health Science | National Health Career Association Certification

Certification vs. Accreditation vs. Licensure: What’s the Difference in Health Care?

By: Chris Zook
December 13th, 2018

 Certification, accreditation, and licensure are all professional development opportunities for students and health care workers who want to improve their knowledge and skills in the health care industry.

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Teaching Resources | Professional Development

The 32 Best Podcasts by Teachers, for Teachers, & about Teachers

By: Chris Zook
November 29th, 2018

Podcasts are the new radio. They’re the on-demand, downloadable, take-it-where-you-want-to solution to hearing your favorite people talk about your favorite topics. For the purposes of this blog, that means educators! In this blog, we’ll cover the 32 best podcasts that are by teachers, for teachers, and / or about teachers so you can find your ideal source of up-to-date education information. Some of these podcasts specialize in one of our overarching blog topics. Some of them are for administrators. Others may just be educational — but still important to know! Regardless of the podcast’s purpose, they all do the same thing. They all teach you something.

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