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Career and Technical Education (CTE) | CTE Teachers | Teacher Retention

Effective Health Science Teacher Retention Strategies from a Former Educator

By: Heather Thomas
April 20th, 2021

Have you ever had a health science instructor go back to the industry in the middle of the school year? Do you wish you could have better retention of your health science teachers? You’re not alone. An administrator in Texas recently told me that within the first two weeks of school every year, they’ll see a handful of health science instructors quit and go back to the industry. This is hugely disruptive to their students’ learning and often results in the administrator scrambling to cover the classes. Like this administrator, your new teachers are optimistic and excited about their new career path, and you want to help them have a good start to the year. But what can you do to make that happen?

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Career and Technical Education (CTE) | CTE Career Clusters | CTE Teachers

What Is Career & Technical Education (CTE)?

By: Bri Stauffer
February 4th, 2020

Career and Technical Education (CTE) has become increasingly popular across the United States as more people realize how crucial CTE is to the country. Yet, many people remain unsure of what exactly "career and technical education" is.

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Keeping Students Engaged in CTE: Part 1

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CTE Teachers | Health Science | Teaching Strategies

Top 7 Tips for New Health Science Teachers from Real CTE Educators

By: Bri Stauffer
February 15th, 2018

In working with thousands of CTE health science teachers across the US, we have heard many stories about the first year as a new teacher. The challenges range from unengaged students to poor classroom management.

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CTE Teachers | Health Science | Student Engagement

Useful Tips for Health Science High School Teachers

By: Bri Stauffer
September 15th, 2016

When looking to use our HealthCenter21 curriculum in their health science high school courses, health science instructors often ask questions like: “Do you have any tips for using HealthCenter21 successfully?” and “I have limited technology access… can I still use this curriculum?”

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Career Readiness | CTE Teachers

Need Career Readiness Activities?

By: Sarah Layton
March 23rd, 2015

Have you ever asked yourself: How can I teach career readiness skills when I'm not a career readiness expert? Teachers of all types are being asked to incorporate career readiness activities into their curriculum. Add to that that the curriculum must be engaging and with a real-life context for students. Yet teachers do not have as many resources available to help with this content as they do for their specific subject area.

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