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Career & Technical Education Blog

The iCEV CTE Blog

The latest ideas, tips, strategies and trends for CTE teachers and administrators.

Business Education | Entrepreneurship | Student Engagement

By: Emma Stanton
July 11th, 2023

High school business education teachers have an interesting mix of courses to teach.

Career and Technical Education (CTE) | High School | Student Engagement | Teaching Strategies

By: Brad Hummel
June 29th, 2023

As a high school CTE teacher, chances are you’ve struggled with getting and keeping your students’ attention at the beginning of class. After all, with so many distractions available to students, it can be hard for them to focus on the critical material you’re teaching.


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Student Engagement | Agricultural Science

By: McKenna Garrison
April 27th, 2023

Implementing games into your classroom can be tricky for any agriculture educator. Ensuring the game has educational value while maintaining student engagement is a difficult tightrope for you to walk. However, the benefits of gamification in the classroom include students seeing real-world applications to what they’re learning and motivating them to engage with the content in lessons.

Career and Technical Education (CTE) | Student Engagement

By: Joshua Witherspoon
April 5th, 2023

We’ve all seen the wandering stares out of the classroom window, glances down at phones or worst of all, the sigh that seems to last forever. Getting all your students focused, eager, and on task at the beginning of class is challenging enough. Equally as discouraging, once you have them focused on the lesson, is watching them zone out as you work through materials.

Business Education | Entrepreneurship | High School | Marketing | Student Engagement | Social Media

By: Brad Hummel
January 5th, 2023

When teaching a high school business class, it can be challenging to find activities that your students will find interesting and engaging.

Student Engagement | Teacher & Classroom Resources

By: Joshua Witherspoon
November 16th, 2022

Teacher-student rapport is defined as a close bond between instructors and learners enabling them to work jointly in classroom contexts. As a mutually beneficial facet of a positive learning environment, rapport helps motivate students and ensures the teacher can provide support throughout the learning process. In this blog we will explore the value of building rapport with your students as well as ideas and tips for building lasting rapport to create a more positive and productive environment for all learners in your classroom.