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

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Middle School | Information Literacy | Digital Literacy

4 Best Places to Find Information Literacy Lesson Plans for Middle School

By: Bri Stauffer
September 13th, 2018

As a middle school teacher, you’re responsible for helping your students navigate the intricacies of the digital world.

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Career Exploration | Health Science | Middle School

How to Teach Health Science Career Exploration in Middle School

By: Bri Stauffer
August 30th, 2018

Health science is one of the most popular CTE clusters in the United States. And while health science classes teach students how to perform specific skills, they don’t usually teach them how to choose a health care career! Because of this trend, instructors need to find ways to better incorporate health science career exploration in their lessons. Talking about health care careers is a key piece in your classroom, but there aren’t many resources out there appropriate to middle school students. To help give your students a clearer idea of their potential careers, we’ve put together a list of the five best lesson ideas for health science career exploration:

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Keeping Students Engaged in CTE: Part 1

Do you struggle to keep your students engaged during your lessons?

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Middle School | 21st Century Skills

How to Teach Internet Safety to Middle School Students

By: Chris Zook
July 26th, 2018

Today, middle school students are constantly connected to the world around them through the Internet — for better or worse.

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Computer Applications | Google Docs | Middle School

How to Teach Google Docs in Middle School

By: Bri Stauffer
April 26th, 2018

Middle school teachers across the country need to teach students how to use Google Docs. But where can they start? Google Docs is becoming increasingly important for students to learn, but there aren’t many resources to help — especially since Microsoft Word is still the giant when it comes to word processing. Plus, with hundreds of students coming to your classroom each year, it would take all of your personal time to plan and implement your own lessons. That’s why we’ve put some ideas together to help you easily start teaching your students how to use Google Docs!

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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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Cyber Bullying | Digital Citizenship | Middle School

The 4 Best Cyberbullying Resources for Middle School

By: Bri Stauffer
December 21st, 2017

Every year we hear the same challenge from hundreds of middle school teachers: Finding good cyberbullying resources takes too much time and effort.

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