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The AES CTE Blog

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

Business Education | Career Readiness | High School | 21st Century Skills | Critical Thinking

By: Brad Hummel
October 25th, 2022

If you teach career readiness or business education in high school, chances are that you’ll be asked to teach your CTE students lessons in critical thinking. After all, critical thinking is one of the most essential skills needed to make decisions in the workplace.

Digital Citizenship | Information Literacy | 21st Century Skills

By: Brad Hummel
June 29th, 2022

Information literacy is quickly becoming one of the most important topics to cover in schools across the United States. It sharpens their minds with critical thinking skills, and it empowers them to separate fact and fiction.

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Career Readiness | Middle School | 21st Century Skills

By: Bri Stauffer
June 16th, 2022

It’s an unfortunate reality that thousands of middle schoolers across the country aren’t being taught the skills they need to flourish in the modern workspace.

Middle School | 21st Century Skills

By: Brad Hummel
June 1st, 2022

Today, middle school students are constantly connected to the world around them through the Internet — for better and worse.

Career Readiness | High School | 21st Century Skills

By: Bri Stauffer
April 19th, 2022

It’s never easy to teach students how to take initiative. How do you know which students are comfortable with initiative, and how do you help the ones who need it? On top of that, how do you know students have mastered initiative for the workplace? One teacher told us that employers list “initiative” as the biggest issue they face with new employees coming from work-based learning programs. So how can you motivate your students to take initiative in the classroom and the workplace?

Career Readiness | 21st Century Skills

By: Bri Stauffer
February 7th, 2022

Are you a middle or high school career readiness teacher? If so, you likely need to teach 21st Century skills as part of your curriculum.