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Learning and Earning in your Jammies

Want to know how to incorporate Artificial Intelligence in your classroom? Why not take a class designed for an educator, while earning professional development hours and even college units. ISTE, the International Society for Technology in...

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Tips for Connecting with Your Students via...

Whether you are a brand new teacher or one with a bit more “seasoning,” you know that connecting with your students is key to a successful school year. Natalie Priester, a CUE member from southern California, recently attended a training where...

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Learning to Teach for the Future

“If you can dream it, you can code it.” As I looked around the huge ballroom filled with eager educators, Hadi Partovi’s words began to energize and excite me. It also seemed Partovi’s words were having a similar effect on the overly air...

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Want to influence your school leaders?

Focus on the problems they are trying to solve. In a recent OnCUE blog post, Kristina Allison references some of the challenges of teacher leadership, including the dilemma of being spread thin over multiple, sometimes conflicting, priorities...

Advice for New and Old(er) Teachers

Tomorrow, I start back my 15th year of classroom teaching next to at least two teachers right out of the credential program. I love the “new blood” anticipation these new teachers have, the excitement of having your own classroom space...

New Year, New Transitions (and Timers)

How often do you set a timer in order for students to complete a task? I know I do. Most often we find a timer online, set it to countdown mode, and project it for the students to see. The students then monitor their time and adjust accordingly...

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Teaching Students to Innovate with Purpose

“Is it going to be on the test?” “How many points is this worth?” Earlier this school year, my students asked questions like these whenever I introduced a new assignment and, needless to say, it was exasperating. At the same time, they were...

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Sharing Humanity in the Classroom

If you’re like me, I love engaging students with short videos. I especially love short inspirational videos that get my students to think. I use them as starters for writing, discussions, or even teaching specific concepts. Strangely, most of...