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

Sarah Layton

Sarah is a contributing author to the AES blog. She is committed to helping instructors and students succeed both in and out of the classroom.

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Career Exploration | Career Readiness

The Ultimate Guide to Career Readiness Lesson Plans

By: Sarah Layton
May 1st, 2020

Would you consider yourself a master of career readiness lesson plans?

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Blended Learning | Career and Technical Education (CTE)

5 Benefits of Blended Learning for CTE Courses

By: Sarah Layton
February 3rd, 2020

As a curriculum developer who creates blended learning curriculum, we have dozens of conversations about blended learning every week.

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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 Exploration | Career Readiness | Middle School

5 Best Career Exploration Lesson Plans for Middle School

By: Sarah Layton
December 12th, 2019

If you’re a middle school career readiness teacher, chances are one of the first topics you plan to teach is career exploration.

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Career Exploration | Career Readiness | Middle School

How to Get Started with Career Exploration Lesson Plans & Activities

By: Sarah Layton
November 1st, 2019

Are you struggling to provide career exploration lesson plans and activities that are relevant to your middle school students?

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Computer Applications | Microsoft Excel | Microsoft Office

Top 4 Places to Find Excel Lesson Plans for Middle School

By: Sarah Layton
August 22nd, 2019

Finding appropriate Microsoft Excel lesson plans for middle school students isn’t easy. You need lessons that are made for the right age group, engaging, and meet your course standards — not to mention help you prep students for the MOS Excel certification!

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Computer Applications | Technology Curriculum | Middle School

Top 3 Mistakes Teachers Make in Middle School Technology Classes and How to Avoid Them

By: Sarah Layton
August 8th, 2019

As a new middle school technology teacher, you probably come from one of two backgrounds.

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