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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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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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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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Blended Learning | Differentiated Instruction

What Is Blended Learning?

By: Chris Zook
November 15th, 2018

Most often, blended learning incorporates tried-and-true teaching methods (like lecture) with the latest in classroom technology (like digital curriculum).

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Teaching Strategies | Classroom Planning

What Is a Curriculum Map? (And How Do You Make One?)

By: Chris Zook
November 1st, 2018

Curriculum mapping — the process of making a curriculum map — is the practice of aligning skills to classes and grade levels.  

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Cooperative Learning | Teaching Strategies | Blended Learning

What Is Cooperative Learning and How Does It Work?

By: Chris Zook
October 18th, 2018

The idea of cooperative learning has been around for decades, but it never got to the same prominence as blended learning or differentiated instruction.

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Classroom Management | Teacher Retention

11 Principles of Classroom Management to Teach Digital Natives

By: Chris Zook
October 4th, 2018

Every generation is different. Every classroom is different. But today’s generation and classrooms look nothing like 10 years ago. In fact, classrooms change so rapidly these days that education isn’t even the same as it was five years ago. A big part of that is because today’s generation is the first one made of digital natives. They’ve never known a world without the Internet, and they’ve used smartphones since they could practice fine motor skills.

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