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

Mike Cescon

With past experience in both writing and teaching, Mike focuses on writing comprehensive content pieces that answer your questions and address your concerns about the AES curriculum.

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Business Education | Textbook Alternatives | Educational Resources

Should I Pay for Business Education Curriculum? 4 Problems with Free Resources

By: Mike Cescon
January 13th, 2022

If you’re looking for educational resources to help you teach your high school business course, you’ve probably asked yourself a really important question: Should I pay for my resources, or should I try to find free ones? 

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Health Science | Principles of Health Science | Texas | Lesson Plans

3 Best Places to Find Principles of Health Science Curriculum

By: Mike Cescon
January 6th, 2022

If you’re new to teaching health science in Texas, you know how daunting it can be to find the right resources to fuel your course. You may know the TEKS requirements you need to teach, but where should you start looking for lesson plans or activities for your kids? How do other teachers get their course materials? What kinds of resources are out there? What if you choose the wrong ones?

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Keeping Students Engaged in CTE: Part 1

Do you struggle to keep your students engaged during your lessons?

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Business Education | Marketing | Projects

4 Best Places to Find Marketing Projects for High School Students

By: Mike Cescon
December 23rd, 2021

When it comes to teaching marketing, projects are essential to test your high schoolers’ ability to apply the skills they’ve learned in class. Marketing is an industry built around creativity, after all, and the right creative project will exercise your students’ marketing skills in a way a test never could. 

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Business Education | Personal Finance | Next Gen Personal Finance (NGPF)

Is Next Gen Personal Finance Right for Your Middle School Course?

By: Mike Cescon
December 21st, 2021

As a middle school finance teacher, it's your job to lay the groundwork for skills your kids will carry with them all their lives. If you choose the right curriculum and teach a great class, they'll be much better equipped to handle their financial futures. However, if you don't, your class could suffer, and your students may make mistakes that cripple them down the line. 

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Health Science | Teaching Strategies | New Teacher Advice | Classroom Planning

Should You Be a Health Science Teacher? 3 Challenges to Consider Before Switching Careers

By: Mike Cescon
December 14th, 2021

It’s daunting deciding whether to switch from the healthcare industry to teaching health science full time. Though you have a strong passion for what you do and want to help raise the next generation of healthcare professionals, teaching is an entirely different job with its own unique set of challenges. And if you approach it without doing your research, you might find it isn’t the right fit for you. 

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Computer Applications | Student Engagement | Educational Technology

5 Best Ways to Keep Computer Applications Students Engaged

By: Mike Cescon
December 9th, 2021

It can be frustrating when your students don’t pay attention in your computer applications courses. After all, the knowledge they gain in your classroom will be the foundation for computer skills they carry with them throughout their lives. But when students don’t engage with course material, they sabotage that foundation in ways they can’t see. 

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