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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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Medical Assisting | Kaduceus

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

By: Chris Zook
November 21st, 2019

HealthCenter21 and Kaduceus are two of the most popular curriculum options for health science teachers with medical assisting classes.

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Textbooks | Textbook Alternatives

11 Textbook Alternatives That Teachers Love

By: Chris Zook
October 31st, 2019

Textbooks are the #1 teaching tool used in the United States today. They’re timeless. They’re trusted. They’re the status quo. Because of this, a lot of teachers choose to stick with textbooks for all of their teaching needs. After all, if they worked for the previous generations, they’ll work for this generation too, right? Maybe! That’s a solid line of logic that teachers and administrators regularly consider. But they’re also antiquated, expensive, and out-of-date the minute they’re published.

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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 and Technical Education (CTE)

Why Is Career & Technical Education So Important?

By: Chris Zook
October 17th, 2019

Career and technical education (CTE) is one of the most important parts of the modern American education system.

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New Teacher Advice

6 Lifechanging Pieces of Teaching Advice for New Teachers from Experienced Educators

By: Chris Zook
August 27th, 2019

Being a first-year teacher is uncomfortable. Sometimes it’s scary. And every once in a while, it can be terrifying.

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Test Prep | Test Anxiety

How to Relieve Test Anxiety in High School Students

By: Chris Zook
August 6th, 2019

Test anxiety is the cognitive, emotional, and behavioral state of extreme discomfort during times of academic testing, evaluation, and other high-pressure situations.

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Digital Curriculum

The 5 Biggest Problems with Digital Curriculum

By: Chris Zook
June 11th, 2019

Digital curriculum is one of the most recent additions to teaching technology. As a result, it comes with its pros and cons. At AES, we talk about the pros a lot — and for good reason. We develop digital curriculum to help teachers teach and students learn. Still, there are always drawbacks to using different teaching resources.

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