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Teachers in Space

Teachers in Space

Right now, NASA is celebrating a Year of Education on the International Space Station (ISS), and two of the astronauts are former teachers. As part of this celebration, NASA has made available several STEM activities related to the ISS and its role in helping us reach...Read more ›
The Inaccessibility of Making, Tinkering & Coding — Part 1

The Inaccessibility of Making, Tinkering & Coding — Part 1

The inaccessibility of learning “how computing works” & applying that learning in unique ways is real…especially when we view it as something only done in “that geeky teacher’s classroom,” the designated makerspace or worse…gifted only. I live 2.5 hours away...Read more ›

Giving Our Students Freedom

Some of the common things I hear when I tell someone I teach middle school include: “Oh, I’m sorry,” “Why?” and my personal favorite, “Let me buy you a drink.” I’m not saying that I don’t relate to all these comments at some point in the school year, but I also am...Read more ›
Tips for Connecting with Your Students via Natalie Priester

Tips for Connecting with Your Students via Natalie Priester

Whether you are a brand new teacher or one with a bit more “seasoning,” you know that connecting with your students is key to a successful school year. Natalie Priester, a CUE member from southern California, recently attended a training where she got to meet middle...Read more ›
Advice for New and Old(er) Teachers

Advice for New and Old(er) Teachers

Tomorrow, I start back my 15th year of classroom teaching next to at least two teachers right out of the credential program. I love the “new blood” anticipation these new teachers have, the excitement of having your own classroom space, the optimism of changing...Read more ›
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