The AES CTE Blog

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

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Computer Applications | Google Apps | Middle School | Google Sheets

4 Places to Find Google Sheets Activities for Middle School Students

By: Bri Stauffer
March 28th, 2019

Finding relevant and appropriate Google Sheets activities for middle school students isn’t easy.

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Media Literacy

Top 5 Media Literacy Lesson Plans & Resources

By: Chris Zook
March 21st, 2019

  As a result, it can be hard to teach. Media literacy isn’t just one skill. It’s a collection of skills, including critical thinking, information literacy, technology literacy, and a variety of other 21st Century skills.  Essentially, you’re teaching students how to be critical — but critical within reason.

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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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Health Science | High School | Medical Terminology

4 Best Medical Terminology Activities for High School

By: Bri Stauffer
March 14th, 2019

Knowing medical terms is crucial for success in the health care workplace. Because of this, you need to be sure your students have those terms down pat! While you could stick with in-class lectures and flashcards for memorizing, that’s not always the best way for your students to learn (and retain) information. With something as critical as medical terminology, you can do more! That’s why you it’s a great idea to add medical terminology activities to your curriculum. But where do you start?

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Classroom Management | Teaching Strategies

8 Wildly Successful Classroom Management Strategies for 2019

By: Chris Zook
March 7th, 2019

Classrooms are changing. That change can come from a new generation of teachers, emerging technologies, student behaviors, or a combination of factors. As a result, teachers’ classroom management strategies have changed as well. If your classroom management techniques fall behind the times, you'll have a daily struggle to keep your students engaged.  Check out the eight best classroom management strategies that’ll help you govern your classroom and teach your students in 2019.

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Middle School | Digital Literacy | Social Media

3 Best Places to Find Social Media Lesson Plans for Middle School

By: Bri Stauffer
February 28th, 2019

With social networks dominating your students’ personal lives, it’s becoming more important for you to address social media in the classroom.

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Business Education | Teaching Resources

Top 5 Economics Lessons for High School and How to Teach Them

By: Chris Zook
February 21st, 2019

Economics is a fundamental part of how the world — and individuals — works.

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