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The AES CTE Blog

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

Health Science | Texas | Textbook Alternatives | Practicum in Health Science

By: Mike Cescon
February 2nd, 2022

Whether you’re a new Texas health science teacher or are just looking to add variety to your classroom, finding the best materials to teach Practicum in Health Science can be intimidating. You need to get your students off to a good start, because for most of them, this class will be their first chance to develop skills that they’ll be using for most of their careers. 

Business Education | Textbook Alternatives | Educational Resources

By: Mike Cescon
January 13th, 2022

If you’re looking for educational resources to help you teach your high school business course, you’ve probably asked yourself a really important question: Should I pay for my resources, or should I try to find free ones? 

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Textbooks | Textbook Alternatives

By: Chris Zook
October 31st, 2019

Textbooks are the #1 teaching tool used in the United States today. They’re timeless. They’re trusted. They’re the status quo. Because of this, a lot of teachers choose to stick with textbooks for all of their teaching needs. After all, if they worked for the previous generations, they’ll work for this generation too, right? Maybe! That’s a solid line of logic that teachers and administrators regularly consider. But they’re also antiquated, expensive, and out-of-date the minute they’re published.