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Best Practices Modules

Cooperative Learning
Cooperative learning allows students to engage in an interactive approach to learning and processing information. This approach allows students to retain subject matter longer and has proven to have an increase in academic achievement.
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Cultural Etiquette, Part 1
Being knowledgeable in different cultures/customs is of vital importance in today's global marketplace. This presentation takes a quick look at proper etiquette in four major areas for five different countries.
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Cultural Etiquette, Part 2
This presentation continues the quest of being knowledgeable about culture and customs in other countries as companies continue to do business globally. The presentation also looks at how each country’s imports/exports influences trade with the United States.
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Soft Skills for a Tough Workforce
Defining “soft skills” because they are required in our TEKS aren’t always defined in the detail that allows us to get it. We’re told to do them, but not told how. We will find them within our TEKS. We will figure out why we don’t teach them very often, and why we should. This module gives you real examples of how to consider way to add soft skills into your lesson plans.
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New BIM I and BIM II Lessons
This presentation covers the specifics of the CTE BIM I and BIM II lessons, highlighting a couple of lessons within each class. It explains why UNT’s lessons are presented in the layout and manner that you will see and describes the breadth and depth of free information that is offered at cte-resources.cteunt.org.
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Storytelling has a place in translating the TEKS principles and theories and relating them to our students on a very realistic, relatable, and emotional level. By using cleverly timed stories, we are reaching students in a way that reading a text or even using a computer cannot do. We are making the lessons human.
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That is Illogical
This is short lesson on defining fallicies.
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