OnCUE

Category - Inspire

Sharing Ideas with @Learning100

An important part of my role as a student learning coach in a K-5 building (with over 40 teachers) is to encourage each of them to implement new or different ideas whenever, wherever, and...

Conference podium

Want to Grow as an Educator? PRESENT!

I was recently involved in a #caedchat Twitter chat in which the question was posed – “What is the value of speaking at a conference? How does one go about doing so?” This...

students learning with teacher

Taking a (Mini) Cue from CUE18

“Can we do this again, so we can attend sessions that we couldn’t do this time?” was my favorite question asked by my teaching staff.  Are we talking about CUE18?  No, but we could have...

connected educator

What’s A Connected Educator, Anyway?

“Well, we’re all connected educators.  We’re all online, you know.  There’s nothing special about that.  What’s the big deal?” That’s the response I get from teachers who are unclear on...

Ferris wheel and other carnival rides moving in a blur

Is it October already?

When my podcasting partner, Lisa Nowakowski, aka NowaTechie, and I saw the application to become Social Media Champs for CUE last April, we were excited by the possibility of expanding our...

Sharpened Pencil on paper

Wait. Don’t Wait. Write.

This past weekend, I had the pleasure of sitting in a workshop led by the legendary Ralph Fletcher. When I first started teaching, his book What a Writer Needs transformed the way I taught...

Fall CUE retrospective

2018 #FallCUE: Now I Can Sleep!

Last weekend, I had the privilege of attending the Fall CUE Conference in American Canyon, CA.  For those uninitiated, Fall CUE is a smaller version of CUE’s Spring Conference hosted...