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

Ken Richard

Ken is manager of the Product Team and is responsible for all aspects of our product from curriculum design, to software development and maintenance, and operation of the Learning Management System.

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Career Readiness | Customer Service

4 Best Customer Service Lesson Plans

By: Ken Richard
September 19th, 2019

Customer service is one of the most important skills to teach in a career readiness class.

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Business Education | High School | Marketing

How to Teach Digital Marketing to High School Students

By: Ken Richard
June 28th, 2018

Digital marketing is one of today’s hottest topics in business education. It’s also been one of the most in-demand job opportunities of the past few years — and it’s projected to keep growing! But what is digital marketing? And how do you teach it to students who have grown up with technology? There’s no easy answer — but there are some good guidelines to effectively teach digital marketing.

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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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Computer Applications | Microsoft Access | Microsoft Office | Middle School

How To Easily Teach Microsoft Access Lessons

By: Ken Richard
July 13th, 2017

Are you in search of Microsoft Access lessons and activities to teach your students the basics of the application? Over the years we have heard from hundreds of computer teachers about the woes they face when trying to teach lessons on Access. Since most teachers aren't familiar with using the software as they are with other Office applications, it's hard to know where to start when planning lessons. Here's a few comments we have heard from teachers:

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Entrepreneurship

The Best Way to Teach Entrepreneurship to High School Students

By: Ken Richard
January 22nd, 2014

The startup billionaires like Facebook, Twitter, and Groupon dominate the business headlines. Could you do a better job with your entrepreneurship lesson plans? What's the best way to teach entrepreneurship to high school students? Let's start by looking at the traditional methods. After that I will share a few videos and concepts that will blow your mind.

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Cyber Bullying | Digital Citizenship | Middle School

Middle School Cyber Bullying Lessons

By: Ken Richard
August 26th, 2013

Cynthia is a middle school teacher from California with a major interest in cyber bullying and cyber bullying prevention.  She had one excellent question that stuck out in my mind and inspired me to find an answer. 

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