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

Career Readiness | Middle School | Critical Thinking

By: Bri Stauffer
November 29th, 2021

Need resources for teaching problem solving in your middle school career readiness classes?

Health Science | HealthCenter21 | Soft Skills | Critical Thinking

By: Brad Hummel
September 21st, 2021

According to the National Healthcareer Association’s 2021 Industry Outlook report, critical thinking is one of the most lacking soft skills in medical professionals today. If you have critical thinking skills as part of your health science course standards, you need to successfully incorporate them into your class routine. You also need to demonstrate how your curriculum and lessons help students cultivate the necessary thinking skills and qualities to succeed in today’s healthcare field. Because of this, teachers we work with often ask us how they can teach critical thinking to their health science students. 

Keeping Students Engaged in CTE: Part 1

Do you struggle to keep your students engaged during your lessons?

Download this free eBook to learn the Do's & Dont's of Student Engagement.

Health Science | HealthCenter21 | Critical Thinking

By: Mike Cescon
September 8th, 2021

As a CTE instructor, you probably worry whether your classes are really preparing students for careers in the health science field.  After all, it’s all too common to get so caught up in teaching students knowledge and theory that you might miss teaching them the applicable skills and critical thinking necessary to succeed on the job.  Teachers like you often approach AES with your concerns, asking how our HealthCenter21 can help their students achieve the various levels of Bloom’s Taxonomy, a teaching framework that measures the intellectual level at which students are engaging with your material. 

21st Century Skills | Media Literacy | Critical Thinking

By: Chris Zook
April 14th, 2021

As a career readiness curriculum developer, we hear from teachers like you that media literacy is one of the most difficult 21st Century skills to teach in middle and high school.