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A letter from a teacher

Dear CAASPP, I get it. I really do. But… As I sit in my classroom, watching my students struggle to concentrate, scrolling through page after page of reading, responding to multiple choice questions, highlighting parts of the text, (zoning out)...

Three Ways to Start Innovating in Your...

When today’s students grow up, many of them will be doing jobs that don’t exist yet. How do we prepare them for the unknown? By changing the way we teach to help them become independent, flexible thinkers. Below are three ways you can start...

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The Power Of Can’t

  Words have power…we know this…we say this, but let us really think about this. There has been one word that I have been hearing a lot of lately- the word is “can’t”. It seems as though I am hearing this...

It’s New Year’s…Yeah...

Happy New Year!! This day is often a time for retrospection and planning forward. People create lists of things they want to accomplish in the coming year. There is hope, there is renewal…but is there actual change? I know that I, for...

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When Pizza Isn’t Just Pizza –...

Editor’s Note: Brent will be sharing his #eduinfluence message on January 20, 2017 as he keynotes CUELA Palooza. Check out the sched: CUELA Palooza Schedule. You can also hear this story and more on Brent’s Podcast: “Teaching...

Courage Over Comfort

“I don’t want to fail”…”I don’t want to make a fool of myself”…”I don’t want to be embarrassed”. These are some of the phrases that seem to be blocking a lot of people from a lot of great. These statements and the like are what...

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It’s All About the People –...

As a first time speaker at Fall CUE 2017, it didn’t take long for me to realize I wasn’t in Kansas anymore. First, I was informed the “mountains” I saw were actually foothills. Then, I quickly learned how to navigate a six-lane...

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A Hero’s Journey to CUE Rock Star Chico

Think about a character in your favorite movie, and the journey they go on. Listen for the call to adventure, accept the challenge, conquer fears, and claim the treasure they seek. My journey in being a faculty member for CUE Rock Star Chico...

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A Look Back- CUE 2017 National Conference...

Looking back on CUE 2017, I am struck by the number of small moments in a venue so large it requires maps and guides. With nearing 8000 attendees, how could I possibly compose a reflection post that accurately describes CUE?   For those readers...

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An EdTech Authentic Ending

It’s June, and you know that that means- The end of the school year. You’ve done so many amazing things with your students, but now what? How do we make the end of the year educational technology authentic?  The end of the year in my classroom...