The AES CTE Blog

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

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Career Exploration | Career Readiness | Middle School

5 Best Career Exploration Lesson Plans for Middle School

By: Sarah Layton
December 12th, 2019

If you’re a middle school career readiness teacher, chances are one of the first topics you plan to teach is career exploration.

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Career Readiness | Middle School | Teachers Pay Teachers (TPT)

Review of Teachers Pay Teachers for Middle School Career Readiness

By: Bri Stauffer
November 28th, 2019

Are you scrambling to find career readiness lesson plans and activities to teach your classes?

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Keeping Students Engaged in CTE: Part 1

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

Download this free eBook to learn the Do's & Dont's of Student Engagement.

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Computer Applications | Technology Curriculum | Middle School

Top 3 Mistakes Teachers Make in Middle School Technology Classes and How to Avoid Them

By: Sarah Layton
August 8th, 2019

As a new middle school technology teacher, you probably come from one of two backgrounds.

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Career Readiness | Middle School | Decision Making

5 Best Decision Making Activities for Middle School

By: Bri Stauffer
June 25th, 2019

If you teach career readiness in middle school, you likely need to incorporate a wide variety of professional and 21st Century skills in your lessons.

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Career Readiness | Middle School

How to Teach the 6 Pillars of Character in Middle School

By: Bri Stauffer
June 20th, 2019

Career readiness teachers are often focused on teaching skills like professionalism, interviewing, and customer service.

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Career Readiness | Middle School | Jobs for America's Graduates (JAG)

How to Teach a 7th Grade JAG Program

By: Bri Stauffer
June 6th, 2019

Middle schools across the United States have started implementing career readiness as an integral part of education.

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