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One-Hit Wonder- A Rock Like a Teacher Series Post

Gentle readers, most of you have only heard one song by one of my favorite bands. You probably heard that song over and over in 1997 and if you were to hear the opening guitar lick right now, I’d bet that many of you would be able to place it right away. That song was […] Read More

The World’s Music in My Classroom- A Rock Like a Teacher Series Post

“I was born by the river in a little tent Ohh and just like the river I've been running ev'r since It's been a long time, a long time coming But I know a change gonna come, oh yes it will” -Sam Cooke If you were a student in my classroom, there is no way […] Read More

Don’t Fear the Reaper- Rock Like a Teacher Series

Ed. Note- In honor of the CUE Rock Star Camps, for which you can still register and run all summer, we will be presenting a Rock Like a Teacher series of posts in which educators talk about the music and musicians who made them better teachers. When thinking of songs that relate to education, Blue Oyster […] Read More

Get In the Classroom with Rollins- Rock Like a Teacher Series

Ed. Note- In honor of the CUE Rock Star Camps, for which you can still register and run all summer, we will be presenting a Rock Like a Teacher series of posts in which educators talk about the music and musicians who made them better teachers. “What I had written, no matter what anyone else thought […] Read More

Finding My Rock Star

This is a story about a shy, quiet teacher who pulled himself out of a rut and was pushed out of his comfort zone to share his passion with others. Back in 2004 I was in a ten-year rut. I was teaching from a textbook and using lessons made by others. I didn’t stand out […] Read More

Digital Badging and Being a Rock Star

For all the time we spend learning and growing as educators, how do we tell our story? Some of us earn credentials, degrees, and certificates that cost us money and cause stress. We submit proof to these courses to our schools and districts, and the learning is then translated into a language that is quantifiable and […] Read More

Have Big Idea- Get Five Hundred Dollars!

There’s so much cool stuff out there for classrooms. There’s so little money for teachers. I’ve been to plenty of conferences and I’ve left every single one of them having thought at least once, “I would love to implement that thing I learned, but it costs money and I have none.” It’s no secret we […] Read More

Why Be CUE Rock Star Faculty?

Applications to be a part of a the faculty for CUE Rock Star Camps are open, but they close Jan 10. We're always looking for exciting new voices to join the family, but why should you? The CUE Blog went straight to the horse's mouth and asked some of our Faculty (also sometimes known as CUE […] Read More

The Force Is Strong With CUE Rock Star Admin Camps

In July, I became the Interim Assistant Director of Technology at Lafayette School District. As a new administrator, I had many aspirations and goals for my first year. It’s only November, and I am quickly realizing that I am no longer on the road map I drew for myself in July. It’s like thinking you’re […] Read More

#ce15 This Week in the Connected Cafe- 10/18-10/24

This week in Connected Educator Month's Connected Cafe, hosted by CUE Connected Cafe- #connectedtl Tuesday, 10/20 at 7pst co-moderated by Rhonda Corippo (@rhondacorippo) The second of two consecutive weeks of Connected Educator Month content brings #connectedtl into the classrooms of connected educators. How do we involve students and other teachers and connect our classrooms to others?   […] Read More