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What’s A Connected Educator, Anyway?

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 this radical new thing called being a connected educator.  Apparently, the...Read more ›
Is it October already?

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 audience and getting to share what we do with a wider group of educators. We...Read more ›
Wait. Don’t Wait. Write.

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 writing in my classroom. Giving students choice and time to write about topics...Read more ›
2018 #FallCUE: Now I Can Sleep!

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 every year at the entrance to Napa Wine Country, with hundreds of great...Read more ›
TLC Ninja: Brent Coley Connects with Us All

TLC Ninja: Brent Coley Connects with Us All

The TLC Ninja team recently had the pleasure of learning how Brent Coley leverages technology to reach students, families, and the community. He had lots of advice on how administrators and teachers can connect with parents right where they are – on their...Read more ›