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Business Education | Career Readiness | Communication Skills

What Is the Communication Skills for Business Certification?

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.

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Communication Skills | Middle School | 21st Century Skills

3 Best Communication Lesson Plans for Middle School

By: Bri Stauffer
May 21st, 2020

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

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Career Readiness | Communication Skills | 21st Century Skills

What are Workplace Communication Skills and How Do You Teach Them?

By: Chris Zook
January 18th, 2019

In the modern workplace, communication makes or breaks careers.

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Communication Skills | Soft Skills | Middle School

4 Best Communication Lesson Plans for 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.

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Career Readiness | Communication Skills | 21st Century Skills

The 3 Best Resources to Teach Communication Skills in High School

By: Bri Stauffer
April 12th, 2018

We’ve heard from thousands of teachers that their high school students need help learning good communication skills. Those same teachers say it’s because of the rise in messaging technology — especially text messaging. Students just don’t have the same face-to-face relationships that they had 20 years ago.

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Career Readiness | Communication Skills

Communication Lesson Plans and the Struggle for CTE Teachers

By: Sarah Layton
October 13th, 2015

Where can I find some new communication lesson plans that my students and I can get excited about? CTE teachers know that to get students ready for the work force, it's no longer simply about certifications and licenses. While those items are critical, so are communication skills that will get them a foot in the door and then a lasting foothold on their careers.

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