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

Classroom Management | CTE Teachers | Pacing Guide

By: Mike Cescon
November 17th, 2022

As a new CTE teacher, you’ve likely heard the phrases “pacing guide” or “scope and sequence.” But if you’re still getting a handle on teaching your course, you probably don’t know what they mean or what they’re used for. 

Classroom Management | Teacher Retention

By: Alex Schultz
May 25th, 2022

If you speak with an experienced teacher, you’re likely to hear a similar response: effective classroom management is critical to their success in the classroom.


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Classroom Management | Student Engagement | Middle School

By: Mike Cescon
May 10th, 2022

As a middle school teacher, you’re probably well aware of how difficult it can be to get students to pay attention in class. These days, middle schoolers seem to be suffering more and more from short attention spans and behavioral problems, which makes your job all the harder. 

Classroom Management | Health Science | Teaching Strategies

By: Mike Cescon
November 4th, 2021

Even on a good day, high school students can be tough to manage in the classroom. But with the rise of virtual instruction, students have gotten even more used to doing things on their own time and with their own schedules in mind. And as a health science instructor, that makes your job even more difficult. 

Classroom Management | Teaching Strategies

By: Jim Schultz
November 3rd, 2021

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 2022: