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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 | Classroom Planning

What Is a Curriculum Map? (And How Do You Make One?)

By: Chris Zook
November 1st, 2018

Curriculum mapping — the process of making a curriculum map — is the practice of aligning skills to classes and grade levels.  

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Cooperative Learning | Teaching Strategies | Blended Learning

What Is Cooperative Learning and How Does It Work?

By: Chris Zook
October 18th, 2018

The idea of cooperative learning has been around for decades, but it never got to the same prominence as blended learning or differentiated instruction.

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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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Test Prep | Teaching Strategies

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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Health Science | CTE Teachers | 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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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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