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Computer Applications | High School

5 Best Computer Applications Lesson Plans for High School

By: Sarah Layton
July 5th, 2018

High school computer teachers face a unique challenge. You have hundreds of students to teach, so planning lessons takes hours of personal time every week. Creating computer applications lessons that are current, engaging, and will prepare your students isn’t easy!

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Business Education | High School | Marketing

How to Teach Digital Marketing to High School Students

By: Ken Richard
June 28th, 2018

Digital marketing is one of today’s hottest topics in business education. It’s also been one of the most in-demand job opportunities of the past few years — and it’s projected to keep growing! But what is digital marketing? And how do you teach it to students who have grown up with technology? There’s no easy answer — but there are some good guidelines to effectively teach digital marketing. Whether you want to teach a quick lesson or a whole class on the subject, you can teach digital marketing with these five steps!

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Career Readiness | High School | teaching interview skills

How to Teach Interview Skills in High School

By: Bri Stauffer
June 7th, 2018

Good interview skills are crucial for every high school student to learn. Any job they apply for will involve some sort of interview process, so your students need to be prepared. But teaching interview skills isn’t easy, especially when there aren’t many resources geared toward high school students. That’s why we’ve collected lessons and activities to help you teach these skills to your students! To teach interview skills in high school, you should follow these four steps: Introduce interview skills to your class Talk about why good interview skills matter Explore what good job interview skills look like End with a group project

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Business Education | High School | Marketing

REVIEW: CTE Online's High School Marketing Curriculum

By: Bri Stauffer
May 24th, 2018

High school business educators often struggle with finding materials to teach marketing courses that aren’t related to sports or entertainment.

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Career Readiness | High School

5 Steps for Teaching Professionalism in High School

By: Bri Stauffer
January 18th, 2018

High school teachers need to do more and more work to teach soft skills to their students Professionalism is an essential soft skill in today’s workplace, regardless of someone’s age. The best way for someone to act professionally is to learn it early — like in high school!

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Business Education | High School

5 Awesome International Business Lesson Plans for High School

By: Bri Stauffer
November 21st, 2017

If you’re like most high school business education teachers, you’ve probably spent some time searching for international business lesson plans. We know you are tired of using the same old lessons from your decades-old textbook. With how much the business world and international relations have changed that textbook is probably obsolete! You want relevant, engaging, and current lessons to help your students understand international business. These five resources are the best places to find lesson plans and activities to teach international business:

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