Health science is one of the most popular career clusters in career and technical education (CTE). It attracts hundreds of thousands of students every year from all kinds of backgrounds and with all manner of career ambitions. But there’s one big problem – health science departments are often the last to get funding from school administrations.
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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Textbooks for foundational health science courses are everywhere, but finding the right resource to teach sports medicine is a big challenge.
Middle school includes some of the most formative years of a student’s physical and intellectual development. It’s also the first time many students are introduced to health classes, whether that includes physical development, personal wellness, or any other health-related topic. Teaching middle school requires you to tread a fine line though. You want to teach important information, but you have to be careful with wording, content, and presentation.
Health care is one of the biggest industries in the United States. In a broad sense, that includes everyone from an actuary at an insurance company to a doctor working in the country’s most prestigious hospital. Right now, health care in general has a huge potential for growth in every sector — especially when it comes to CTE graduates. Naturally, doctors are in demand. But so are nurses, phlebotomy technicians, patient care technicians, medical office assistants, and more.
Whether you are experienced or new to the game as a health science technology teacher, chances are you will need to add new instructional materials to your program at some point. As you do, you'll discover digital curriculum options (like HealthCenter21and iCEV) to find one that best fits your unique classroom needs.