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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 ›
New Year, New Transitions (and Timers)

New Year, New Transitions (and Timers)

How often do you set a timer in order for students to complete a task? I know I do. Most often we find a timer online, set it to countdown mode, and project it for the students to see. The students then monitor their time and adjust accordingly. Okay, they don’t focus...Read more ›
Sharing Humanity in the Classroom

Sharing Humanity in the Classroom

If you’re like me, I love engaging students with short videos. I especially love short inspirational videos that get my students to think. I use them as starters for writing, discussions, or even teaching specific concepts. Strangely, most of my videos are...Read more ›
TLC Ninja: Tammy Lind Brings Makerspaces into the Classroom

TLC Ninja: Tammy Lind Brings Makerspaces into the Classroom

Tammy Lind believes that maker is an innovative mindset that both teachers and students should have, and she prefers having the makerspace in the classroom instead of in the library or a specialized room. She explains why and talks about her district began using...Read more ›
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