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Switch Classroom is a trusted source for non-partisan, data-driven, teacher-created energy lessons and activities. In fact, 98% of our users find the information provided by Switch Classroom to be very trustworthy. Through this blog, we will share teaching strategies and tips for using Classroom from our Teacher Advisory Council, as well as insights from energy and education experts. For further information or to provide feedback, please contact us at classroom.support@switchon.org.

Energy Resolutions For The New Year

December 16, 2021

The holiday season is in full swing and for many that means keeping family activities and events organized. My family usually comes to my house on Christmas day but this year we are planning to celebrate at my parents’ home. Traveling to put up a tree for them, I realized that I had forgotten the…

Switch Classroom Goes to NSTA!

November 29, 2021

Switch Energy Alliance took our Classroom show on the road to the National Science Teaching Association (NSTA) regional conference in National Harbor, Maryland over the weekend of November 11-13. TAC Chair Lynn Kistler, SEA Manager of Operations Sarah Jane Todd, and I teamed up to present Switch Classroom quickstart guides, videos, and activities to the teachers in attendance. It…

Giving Thanks for Safe, Reliable Energy

November 4, 2021

“I do therefore invite my fellow citizens in every part of the United States, …to set apart and observe the last Thursday of November next, as a day of Thanksgiving…”   President Abraham Lincoln, October 1863 It’s early November and the weather here in the northeast has finally turned cooler after an unusually warm fall season….

How Discovering Switch Classroom is Like Giving a Mouse a Cookie

October 21, 2021

When I started teaching AP Environmental Science, I had to learn how to teach about electricity. My background was in the biological sciences, and it had been too long since my high school or college classes for me to recall the minutiae of this information.  A quick online search led me to Switch Energy Alliance (SEA) videos,…

Energy Decisions Are Hard – Switch Classroom Can Help!

October 7, 2021

To “go green,” we must “go honest” so that we can address and solve the real energy challenges before us. – Dr. Scott Tinker How will developing countries source the energy they need? How can we increase energy efficiency? Where will we get the raw materials for solar and wind development?  Can we have “clean…


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