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

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Health Science | High School

How Much Does Digital Health Science Curriculum Cost for High School?

By: Bri Stauffer
July 30th, 2019

Whether you have to change your health science class because of changing standards or a new certification program, finding a good curriculum is both exciting and frustrating.

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Health Science | High School | Lesson Plans | Sports Medicine

4 Best High School Sports Medicine Lesson Plans & Activities

By: Bri Stauffer
July 4th, 2019

When it comes to high school health science classes, it’s easy to find lesson ideas for introductory concepts like health career exploration or medical terminology. But when it comes to high school sports medicine courses, there aren’t many options out there. Fortunately, there are a handful of stellar resources filled with lessons for you!

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Career Readiness | High School | 21st Century Skills

How to Teach Initiative to High School Students

By: Bri Stauffer
May 23rd, 2019

It’s never easy to teach students how to take initiative. How do you know which students are comfortable with initiative, and how do you help the ones who need it? On top of that, how do you know students have mastered initiative for the workplace? One teacher told us that employers list “initiative” as the biggest issue they face with new employees coming from work-based learning programs. So how can you motivate your students to take initiative in the classroom and the workplace?

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Health Science | High School | Medical Terminology

4 Best Medical Terminology Activities for High School

By: Bri Stauffer
March 14th, 2019

Knowing medical terms is crucial for success in the health care workplace. Because of this, you need to be sure your students have those terms down pat! While you could stick with in-class lectures and flashcards for memorizing, that’s not always the best way for your students to learn (and retain) information. With something as critical as medical terminology, you can do more! That’s why you it’s a great idea to add medical terminology activities to your curriculum. But where do you start?

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Health Science | High School

REVIEW: Project Lead the Way's Biomedical Science High School Courses

By: Bri Stauffer
November 8th, 2018

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. This option can 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!

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Business Education | Entrepreneurship | High School

Where to Find Entrepreneurship Lesson Plans for High School

By: Bri Stauffer
October 25th, 2018

Finding entrepreneurship lesson plans that are relevant and age appropriate for high school students isn’t easy. While you could create your own lessons and activities from scratch, you’d have to do it in your spare time — which barely exists as it is! On the other hand, there are a ton of resources out there with lessons on entrepreneurship. But you could end up spending even more time just trying to find the good ones! So what are you supposed to do other than say “see ya” to your free time?

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