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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 | Customer Service

By: Alison Pijar
May 19th, 2022

Customer service is one of the most important skills to teach in a career readiness class. But it’s not always an easy topic to discuss in middle and high school courses. After all, you need customer service lessons that help you teach this subject in a relatable way, and that’s a challenge at every grade level!

Business Education | Marketing | Personal Finance | Texas

By: Brad Hummel
May 18th, 2022

If you're new to teaching the Principles of Business, Marketing, and Finance course in Texas, you might be unsure about some of the requirements you have to meet. After all, each class has associated Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) statements that your students must learn to be prepared for their future careers.

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Business Education | High School | Digital Literacy | Projects

By: Mike Cescon
May 5th, 2022

There’s no denying that social media has become a central topic for many high school classrooms to explore. Students love to engage with it, and depending on the projects you use to exercise their skills, they may walk away with greater insight into how it affects their lives. 

Business Education | Career Readiness | High School | Personal Finance

By: Brad Hummel
April 7th, 2022

As a high school personal finance instructor, finding the perfect projects to use with your students can be challenging. Choosing suitable personal finance projects is critical to ensuring your students understand the differences between business and personal finance and apply what they’ve learned to become good money managers.

Business Education | Student Engagement | Lesson Plans | Sports and Entertainment Marketing

By: Mike Cescon
March 24th, 2022

If you teach high school business courses, you know that sports and entertainment marketing is quickly becoming one of the most popular topics among students today. High schoolers love this topic, which makes it all the more important that you have exciting and engaging course material to teach it to them. 

Business Education | Technology Curriculum

By: Brad Hummel
March 8th, 2022

If you’re looking for new materials to teach an introductory business and technology course, you may be overwhelmed by the number of options out there. When teaching such a foundational course, it’s crucial to choose the right curriculum for your students–one that will prepare them both for more advanced coursework and their future careers.