Focusing on Social Interactions with SEL

When thinking about social-emotional learning (SEL) in the classroom, we often discuss the student’s internal emotions and how they should be connecting and interpreting said ...
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Implementing the SEL Framework

What is Social-Emotional Learning? For most students, the classroom is the first place where they are exposed to others with differing backgrounds, upbringing and belief systems. ...
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10 Steps to Growing Your CTE Program

To keep pace with growing economic demands and prepare students to compete in a competitive workforce, education providers are turning to Career and Technical Education (CTE). The ...
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Design Thinking and CTE

Are you teaching Design Thinking? Most CTE teachers employ Design Thinking in their daily classroom instruction without even realizing it. Design Thinking is a belief system ...
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The Importance of SEL

From a young age, the classroom is often the first place students are exposed to people who come from a wide range of backgrounds, experiences, beliefs and capabilities. To ...
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The Value of STEM in Middle School

Imagine developing code for a website or prototyping a new machine– at age twelve. Traditionally, education and training for careers in STEM has focused on high school and college ...
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7 Things for Students to Include in a Digital Portfolio

Alternative assessments allow students to showcase their understanding of the course in a creative way. Typically, these assessments are project-based and student-led, allowing ...
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Alternative Assessments with Classroom Podcasts

Podcasts have become increasingly popular among younger audiences and digital natives. Podcasts have emerged as a new way of sharing audio information with a large audience in ...
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5 Digital Portfolio Tools for Alternative Assessments

Career & Technical Education (CTE) teachers often use portfolios to assess their student’s growth throughout the school year. However, paper portfolios are often stored or ...
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Incorporating Alternative Assessments

Educators have used countless ways to assess their students’ knowledge and abilities. Over the last few years, CTE educators have begun using alternative assessments as an ...
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