Cyber Bullying Lesson Plans: Tips for Middle School

Cyber Bullying Lesson Plans for Middle School Classes

by Celestial Holmes “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me.” Our parents’ intent with this old adage was to help us be strong and ignore the hurtful words of mean children, but that phrase was a big, fat lie. The phrase should have been, “sticks and stones may break […]

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The 21st Century Classroom: Not Just Technology

The 21st century classroom - It's not all about technology!

by Sarah Layton We’ve been asked by a number of CTE directors, principals, presidents, and such, “How can I help my teachers get our programs into the 21st century?” Two things happened just today that brought the 21st century classroom question to the front of my mind. The 21st Century Classroom: Data-Informed The first happened […]

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Teaching Interview Skills to High School Students

Teaching interview skills to high school students

by Sarah Layton When I was preparing to enter the work force, I distinctly recall a complete absence of any instruction regarding interviewing skills. Today, job openings are competitive situations and the resume/cover letter are just the first part. Once they have that foot in the door, your students need to be able to prove that they […]

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Microsoft PowerPoint Lesson Plans: Where to Find Them

Where to find Microsoft PowerPoint lesson plans

by Sarah Layton Microsoft PowerPoint is so widely used that it’s imperative that your computer applications and business students understand the ins and outs of presentations and slides. Here’s where to find some good Microsoft PowerPoint lesson plans. Microsoft PowerPoint Lesson Plans: Online Curriculum Services The best software as a service options will provide you with engaging, interactive, and […]

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Medical Administrative Assistant Certification Guide

CMAA Certification Guide

by Ken Richard Why is the CMAA certification popular? The CMAA (Certified Medical Administrative Assistant) exam is one of the more popular certifications available to secondary high school health science programs of study. There are several reasons for the popularity of medical administrative assistant certification. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that medical secretaries are among […]

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Keeping Students Engaged in CTE: Emmy Award Winning Teaching Techniques

keeping students engaged

by Dick Carlson We all remember the class clown. The kid who everyone watched to see what they’d do next. I think of that, sometimes, when I try to teach a new instructor how to use acting techniques to engage attention and keep students listening to them in their classrooms. There’s a thin line between […]

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Microsoft Excel Lesson Plans: Where to Find Them

microsoft powerpoint lesson plans

by Sarah Layton Microsoft Excel is so widely used that it’s imperative that your computer applications and business students understand the ins and outs of spreadsheets. Here’s where to find some good Microsoft Excel lesson plans. Microsoft Excel Lesson Plans: Online Curriculum Services The best software as a service options will provide you with engaging, interactive, and up-to-date […]

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Customer Service Lesson Plans for Middle and High School

Customer Service Lesson Plans

  by Ken Richard As the holiday shopping season is in full swing, could there be a better time to talk about customer service? Teachers sometimes come to us when they are seeking materials to help students learn customer service soft skills. Our library doesn’t specifically have customer service lesson plans, but this is an […]

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Computer Applications Class: Content that Fits

computer applications lesson plans

by Sarah Layton “I am tired of using an assortment of textbooks, free stuff from the web and creating my worksheets. Plus most lesson plans, etc. for computer applications and Microsoft seem to be written for adults and geared to passing the certifications.” Have you ever reached the end of your computer applications class and […]

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National Consortium for Health Science Education: Improved Test Scores

21st century classroom

by Sarah Layton Recently, Mike Collins shared some great feedback he gathered from experts at the National Consortium for Health Science Education conference that took place just a few weeks ago. A common thread running through the experts’ reflections on trends in health science education and employment point towards two general statements. The first being that […]

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