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11 Reasons Not to Go to Fall CUE

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If you are reading this blog post, you probably know that Fall CUE, “the biggest little conference on the West Coast,” is coming up in just a few weeks. It will take place October 13 and 14 at American Canyon High School. You might be thinking about going, but this event may not be for you. Here are 11 reasons NOT to go to Fall CUE.

  1. It’s fall and you have chores to do. You would much prefer raking leaves and cleaning out your rain gutters to going to a conference.
  2. You think getting together with friends and colleagues over a glass of something lovely from Napa Valley is overrated.
  3. You have plenty of strategies to engage your students and don’t need any new ones.
  4. You’re not interested in sessions on how to incorporate AR and VR, improve your instructional coaching skills, master Google Slides, Forms, and Geo Tools, empower students while protecting their privacy, get girls into coding, or any number of other topics.
  5. Your computer already has plenty of stickers on it.
  6. You would rather read people’s tweets than meet and talk to them in person.
  7. You might look at things from a new perspective and find yourself with a crazy desire to rewrite and improve some of your lesson plans.
  8. You are very comfortable in your comfort zone, thank you. No need to break out of that rut.
  9. You can do without the jolt of energy that being in a place full of like-minded people can bring.
  10. You feel like investing in yourself and your skills is a waste of time.
  11. You don’t like fun.

If these reasons resonate with you, then, by all means, stay home. Otherwise, we will see you at Fall CUE!

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Nancy Minicozzi

Nancy is the coffee half of the TLC Ninja podcast. She began her career as a technology teacher and is now an instructional technology coach, helping other teachers meaningfully integrate new and shiny things into their classrooms. She loves collaborating with others, her family, coffee, and British comedy (not necessarily in that order).