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The AES CTE Blog

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

Career Readiness | Middle School | Critical Thinking

By: Brad Hummel
January 10th, 2023

As a middle school teacher, you understand the importance of teaching critical thinking early. Without learning fundamental reasoning skills at a young age, your students won’t be prepared for the more significant challenges they’ll face in high school and the working world.

Career Exploration | Career Readiness | College | Engaging Activities

By: Brad Hummel
November 10th, 2022

Are my students prepared? It’s a question every career readiness teacher asks. In today’s work environment, it’s more important than ever that students are aware of college and career opportunities and the steps they need to take for success.

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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.

Business Education | Career Readiness | High School | Professionalism

By: Bri Stauffer
October 19th, 2022

As a curriculum developer, we work with hundreds of high school business teachers every year.

Business Education | Career Readiness | Lesson Plans | Public Speaking

By: Brad Hummel
September 22nd, 2022

Imagine yourself at the podium to deliver a speech that could change your life, but without a clue about how to be an effective public speaker and communicator. This is the situation your students face if they don’t learn the fundamentals of public speaking.

Business Education | Career Readiness | Leadership

By: Brad Hummel
September 8th, 2022

There's no question that leadership is one of the most sought-after career skills. But among high school students, it’s often hard to find. Your students need guidance and the right projects and activities to help them become the leaders they want to be.