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Get Behind Leroy’s Big Idea

Get Behind Leroy’s Big Idea

Applications for this year’s Leroy Finkel Fellowship (aka Leroy’s Big Idea) are currently open. This fellowship is open to all part-time or full-time K-20 educators who are CUE members and is intended to promote leadership in the area of educational...Read more ›
Classroom Newsletters Go Digital

Classroom Newsletters Go Digital

I was all about the weekly classroom newsletter as a beginning kindergarten teacher. It had cutesy graphics by DJ Inkers, homework information, tips and tricks for parents, and what I thought was an abundance of resources for my classroom parents. As my workload...Read more ›
Crayola Helps Teach Students About Sustainability

Crayola Helps Teach Students About Sustainability

Teachers trust, love, and know the brand Crayola well. Now they’ve gone and done something to make us love them even more! Crayola recently started an initiative they are calling “ColorCycle” – a new sustainability program to repurpose old,...Read more ›
Get Off to a Good Start with Story Starters

Get Off to a Good Start with Story Starters

We all know that the more kids write, the better writers they are, but sometimes it’s hard to get started. Here are some story prompt generators that will make getting started easy and fun. Scholastic Story Starters generates writing prompts for grades K-6 that...Read more ›
Argument Writing in Social Studies

Argument Writing in Social Studies

Read.Inquire.Write is a researched-based Social Studies curriculum from the University of Michigan School of Education. The FREE, downloadable lessons were created for middle school students and focus on argumentative writing through various sources. There are three...Read more ›
TLC Ninja Coffee Bean Featuring John Miller

TLC Ninja Coffee Bean Featuring John Miller

John Miller weaves tales throughout his History class using Minecraft. In Episode 26 of TLC Ninja, John describes the impact using Minecraft has had with his students: high engagement and expressive writers. In addition to being a Google Innovator and Global Minecraft...Read more ›