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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 a contributing author to the AES blog. He enjoys everything about online marketing, data science, user experience, and corgis.

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Career and Technical Education (CTE) | CTE Month

What (and When) Is CTE Month 2021?

By: Chris Zook
January 21st, 2021

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

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Classroom Management | Teaching Strategies

8 Wildly Successful Classroom Management Strategies for 2021

By: Chris Zook
December 29th, 2020

Classrooms are changing. That change can come from a new generation of teachers, emerging technologies, student behaviors, or a combination of factors. As a result, teachers’ classroom management strategies have changed as well. If your classroom management techniques fall behind the times, you'll have a daily struggle to keep your students engaged.  Check out the eight best classroom management strategies that’ll help you govern your classroom and teach your students in 2021:

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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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Business Education | Cengage SAM

Top 5 Alternatives to Cengage SAM for Business Education

By: Chris Zook
December 26th, 2019

We hear from hundreds of business education teachers every school year. Many of them are looking for ways to answer one major question — “How can I get my students MOS certified?” A lot of these teachers gravitate toward Skills Assessment Manager (SAM) by Cengage. However, Cengage SAM isn’t a great fit for everyone!

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Digital Citizenship

What Is Digital Citizenship & How Do You Teach It?

By: Chris Zook
December 10th, 2019

As a career readiness curriculum developer, we often hear from teachers who have questions about a variety of topics they are required to teach.

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Teaching Strategies

The 7 Best Ways to Avoid Teacher Burnout in 2020

By: Chris Zook
December 1st, 2019

Teacher burnout is one of the biggest problems facing the American education system today.

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Medical Assisting | Kaduceus

Kaduceus vs. HealthCenter21: What’s Better Medical Assisting Curriculum?

By: Chris Zook
November 21st, 2019

High school medical assisting teachers are looking for new curriculum options to engage their students more than traditional medical assisting textbooks. As a digital curriculum provider, thousands of health science instructors use our HealthCenter21 system every year. However, our solution may not be the best fit for everyone. When reviewing our curriculum, medical assisting teachers often ask how HealthCenter21 compares to other options out there, such as Kaduceus.

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