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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 | Communication Skills | 21st Century Skills

By: Bri Stauffer
January 26th, 2022

Mumbled speech, negative body language, constantly interrupting others. If you're like many high school teachers, you've probably noticed a lack of good communication skills among your students. 

Career Readiness | Communication Skills | 21st Century Skills

By: Chris Zook
January 5th, 2022

In the modern workplace, communication can make or break a career. High school students who develop strong communication skills early go on to nail that interview, negotiate that pay raise, or make a great case for that promotion. However, those who fail to communicate effectively often end up getting passed over--no matter how smart or skilled they are. 

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Communication Skills | Middle School | 21st Century Skills

By: Bri Stauffer
January 3rd, 2022

Good communication skills are arguably the most important thing for anyone to have in today’s working world.

Communication Skills | 21st Century Skills

By: Bri Stauffer
December 31st, 2021

As a middle or high school career readiness teacher, you likely need to teach 21st century skills as part of your curriculum.

Business Education | Career Readiness | Communication Skills

By: Alex Schultz
February 18th, 2021

Many business education programs across the US are looking to expand their curriculum to include certification options for their students.

Communication Skills | Soft Skills | Middle School

By: Bri Stauffer
December 20th, 2018

With texting and messaging apps at their fingertips, today’s middle school students can communicate more quickly and easily than ever. However, text-based messaging doesn’t have the added benefits of vocal tone, face-to-face conversation, or context that past generations may have taken for granted. This means middle school teachers need lesson plans and activity ideas to bridge that gap in communication skills.