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

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Teaching Strategies | Test Prep

How to Write Test Questions for High School

By: Chris Zook
May 31st, 2018

Writing test questions is one of the hardest parts of teaching. You have to prompt students to retrieve information from your class with the proper wording and format that’ll show their progress in the classroom. So how do you write the perfect test questions?

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CTE Teachers | Health Science | Teaching Strategies

Top 7 Tips for New Health Science Teachers from Real CTE Educators

By: Bri Stauffer
February 15th, 2018

In working with thousands of CTE health science teachers across the US, we have heard many stories about the first year as a new teacher. The challenges range from unengaged students to poor classroom management.

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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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flipped classroom | Teaching Strategies

How to Flip a Classroom in CTE: 6 Best Practices

By: Bri Stauffer
January 4th, 2018

One of the biggest challenges for career and technical education (CTE) teachers is meeting the needs of diverse students. That’s exactly why flipped learning was invented. You’ve heard about the benefits of a flipped classroom, and some of your fellow teachers may already be differentiating their instruction by flipping their classrooms. Flipped learning isn’t always easy. That’s why we’ve put together a list of the six best ways to start so you can get off on the right foot!

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Teaching Strategies

The 7 Best Ways to Avoid Teacher Burnout in 2018

By: Chris Zook
November 16th, 2017

Teacher burnout is one of the biggest problems facing the American education system today.

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Classroom Management | Teaching Strategies

8 Wildly Successful Classroom Management Strategies for 2018

By: Chris Zook
November 2nd, 2017

Classrooms are changing. That change can come from a new generation of teachers, emerging technologies, student behaviors, or a combination of factors. As a result, teachers’ classroom management strategies have changed as well. If your classroom management techniques fall behind the times, you'll have a daily struggle to keep your students engaged.  Check out the eight best classroom management strategies that’ll help you govern your classroom and teach your students in 2018.

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Career Readiness | Employability Skills | Teaching Strategies

7 Best Resources to Teach Workplace Readiness Skills

By: Bri Stauffer
October 26th, 2017

Every year we hear the same challenge from hundreds of middle and high school teachers. States now have standards for workplace readiness education. But even though more schools offer workplace readiness courses than ever before, it’s hard to find resources. You need lesson plans, projects, and other resources to teach workplace readiness skills! The seven best resources to teach workplace readiness skills are: United States Department of Labor Teachers Pay Teachers WeAreTeachers California Career Resource Network Customer Service Blog Post from AES CareerOneStop Workplace Readiness Curriculum from AES   In this article, we’ll cover these resources to help you decide which ones to use for teaching workplace readiness to your students.

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