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The AES CTE Blog

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

Accounting | Business Education | High School | Textbooks

By: Brad Hummel
January 26th, 2023

As a high school accounting teacher, it’s critical to have the right resources to share with your students. After all, if learners aren’t rehearsed in today’s best accounting practices, how can they be effective employees in a field that demands accuracy and integrity?

Business Education | Entrepreneurship | High School | Marketing | Social Media | Engaging Activities

By: Brad Hummel
January 5th, 2023

When teaching a high school business class, it can be challenging to find activities that your students will find interesting and engaging.


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Business Education | High School | Personal Finance

By: Brad Hummel
December 6th, 2022

As a high school business teacher, getting your students excited about budgeting can be challenging. After all, who enjoys thinking about long-term savings and sensible spending limits?

Health Science | High School

By: Bri Stauffer
October 28th, 2022

CTE health science programs are growing across the United States. As a result, there are more options for instructional materials than ever before. A popular choice for many health science classrooms is Project Lead the Way’s (PLTW) Biomedical Science program. PLTW's Biomedical Sciences be the perfect fit for some classes, but not quite right for others. In this blog, we’ll review the biomedical science courses to help you decide if they’re the right fit for you and your students. But before we dive into the specifics of the courses, we’ll give a little background on Project Lead the Way!

Business Education | High School | Projects

By: Brad Hummel
October 27th, 2022

Learning and growing as a business education student can be difficult without actually working on hands-on projects and activities. This is why many teachers are looking to incorporate project-based learning into their high school business curriculum.

Business Education | Career Readiness | High School | 21st Century Skills | Critical Thinking

By: Brad Hummel
October 25th, 2022

If you teach career readiness or business education in high school, chances are that you’ll be asked to teach your CTE students lessons in critical thinking. After all, critical thinking is one of the most essential skills needed to make decisions in the workplace.