The AES CTE Blog

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)

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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Career Exploration | Career Readiness

What Is Career Exploration & How Do You Teach It?

By: Chris Zook
October 9th, 2019

As a career readiness curriculum developer, we hear from thousands of teachers every year interested in teaching career exploration.

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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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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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New Teacher Advice

7 Email Management Strategies Perfect for Teachers

By: Chris Zook
May 9th, 2019

Managing email is one of the biggest challenges facing today’s teachers. There’s no limit to how much email you can get, there’s no timeframe for when you get it, and it always feels like you have to reply right away. When you already have a full course load with hundreds of students to teach, lessons to plan, and work to grade — how can you possibly take care of your email as well?

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Teaching Strategies

What Are Co-Teaching Best Practices?

By: Chris Zook
May 2nd, 2019

As a result, co-teaching is becoming one of the most popular teaching strategies across the United States, especially as IEPs become more common. Co-teaching has been proven to help students in at least three big areas: Improved teacher-student attention Shared instructor expertise and responsibility Improved student achievement, in general So how can you use co-teaching to bring those benefits into your classroom? You just have to know co-teaching best practices! 

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