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

Anatomy and Physiology | Health Science | Medical Terminology | Engaging Activities

By: Brad Hummel
November 3rd, 2022

Anatomy and physiology can be one of the most challenging topics to teach in CTE health science classes. Between having students learn body systems, memorize tricky terminology, and prepare for exams, your course can quickly become dull and cumbersome.

Health Science | Health Science Textbooks | Medical Terminology

By: Bri Stauffer
August 31st, 2022

Medical terminology is an essential subject for every health science student. To work in any healthcare career, your students need to understand and properly use terms related to the human body and the industry. On top of that, medical terminology is a fundamental part of every health science certification! So when it comes to teaching such a critical topic to your students, you want a great resource to support your curriculum. With so many options out there, how do you know which one is the best?


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Health Science | High School | Medical Terminology

By: Bri Stauffer
July 13th, 2022

Knowing medical terms is crucial for success in the healthcare workplace. Because of this, you need to be sure your students have those terms down pat! As a health science curriculum provider, teachers have told us that medical terminology is one of the most difficult subjects to teach. 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 it’s a great idea to add medical terminology activities to your curriculum. But where do you start?

Health Science | Medical Terminology

By: Brad Hummel
June 16th, 2022

When teaching difficult concepts such as medical terminology, health science teachers can feel overwhelmed and frustrated. You want your students to engage with and memorize important material, but you might be uncertain about how to keep your students focused and energized. Worse still, you fear that your students may be bored and unable to master vocabulary that will be a part of assessments and certification exams.

Health Science | Medical Terminology | Projects

By: Brad Hummel
April 14th, 2022

Teaching medical terminology is a critical part of the health science career pathway. Complex terms and language undergird the science and practice of medicine, so it’s crucial that students memorize medical terms to earn their certifications and be successful in their future careers.

Health Science | High School | Medical Terminology

By: Brad Hummel
March 17th, 2022

As a CTE health science teacher, you know how vital medical terminology is to your students' future success. After all, medical terminology is integral in every health career pathway and your students must master it to get certified and start working in their chosen fields.