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A Pedagogy Worth Noting

A Pedagogy Worth Noting

Common Core Math has rocked the world of educators, administrators, parents, and students, but Hollenbeck Middle School in Los Angeles has embraced student collaboration for the win! In this KPCC article, we get a chance to see the impact of culture shift when the...Read more ›
Write, Review, Repeat with the Tsunami Writing Challenge

Write, Review, Repeat with the Tsunami Writing Challenge

Getting students to write, present their work, or even read can be hard work. Over the past few years, I have tackled different approaches to get students to present in my World Language and Computer Science classroom, including Iron Chef lesson design and Pecha...Read more ›

Lesson Design: Never a Solitary Adventure

As a brand-new teacher, I spent a lot of time abiding by unwritten rules. It was not that anyone had informed me to follow these. After all, they were unwritten, and yet so much of my time was spent deciphering the decisions and instruction taking place around me so...Read more ›

Get in the Game(ification) With Five Games

This year at the CUE 2017 National Conference there were a lot of sessions on the topic of gamification, a strategy for increasing student engagement by applying game design principles to a classroom setting. After my presentation, several people came up to me and...Read more ›

Own It!

We’ve all been there: the time when a district needs to adopt a new curriculum. We look at all the curriculums, we narrow them down, and finally choose one. The boxes start to roll in and we become overwhelmed by the amount of materials that come with the new...Read more ›

The Pride and Journey of a CUE Award Winner

The mission of CUE is to inspire innovative learners by fostering community, personalizing learning, infusing technology, developing leadership, and advocating educational opportunities for all. Becoming an active member of CUE  was easy for me twenty years ago, early...Read more ›