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Health Science | medical assistant

REVIEW: CTE Online's Medical Assistant Curriculum

By: Bri Stauffer
March 29th, 2018

Textbooks for introductory health science courses are easy to find for high school teachers. But when it comes to teaching a specialized course on medical assisting, finding the right instructional materials is a challenge. We often hear this from health science instructors across the United States. While most instructors tend to look for a textbook, other resources are out there!

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Health Science | Middle School

How (and Why) You Should Teach Health Science in Middle School

By: Chris Zook
March 22nd, 2018

Middle school health science is exploding in popularity. In the past, health science was only taught in high schools and career and technical centers (CTCs). But the benefits of CTE have proven to be so effective that some schools are starting CTE — especially health science — as early as sixth grade.

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Health Science | CTE Funding | CTE Month

Top 5 Reasons Health Science Should Be the #1 Funded Career Cluster

By: Chris Zook
February 22nd, 2018

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.

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CTE Teachers | Health Science

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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Health Science

REVIEW: CTE Online's Sports Medicine Curriculum

By: Bri Stauffer
December 7th, 2017

Textbooks for foundational health science courses are everywhere, but finding the right resource to teach sports medicine is a big challenge.

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Health Science | Education

7 Health Science Lesson Plans Perfect for Middle School

By: Chris Zook
September 14th, 2017

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.

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