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Friday Thoughts: And She Cried, Part 3

PLEASE NOTE: This was written in December, so a lot has happened since then. However, the meaning and emotion of the writing is eternal. I hope it speaks you in February the way it spoke to me right after that... Continue Reading →

Friday Thoughts: A Needed Smile

The last few posts have been pretty heavy. I've been told by someone close to me, I'm sounding jaded (which I am) and that if I have 10 years left in the profession I love (which I do) I need... Continue Reading →

Friday Thoughts: “What We Take For Granted”

Damn. Just damn. Not 5 minutes ago, I had a former sixth grader come to me and say, "Mr. Johnston, would you like to do an experiment with me?" #distrustsensesactivate Now, this girl is NOT one I'd distrust by any... Continue Reading →

Friday Thoughts: Keep Learning, Always

First, happy Friday. Celebrate you've make it another week in this crazy time! We need to find the time to keep our spirits up, so good on you for getting up. and making it happen! Today, I struggled with what... Continue Reading →

Friday thoughts: Currently…..

This is a favorite type of blog from the Slice of Life bloggers. It's quick, simple, yet it forces you to refocus on those things that are happening in your life, right now. I'll probably go into more detail than... Continue Reading →

Friday Thoughts: Grace? What Grace?

First and foremost, this blog doesn't not in any way shape or fashion about my school district. In fact, I've never been more thankful to work in a district like ours, one where we have been proactive from Day 1... Continue Reading →

Friday Thoughts: A Caucusing We Will Go

This is a few days late in being written, but that's ok. Sometimes, you write when you can, and right now, I can! 🙂 Unless you are in a foreign country or live totally off the grid, you know Monday... Continue Reading →

Friday Thoughts: Trust

Today in class, we had a real life experience with trust. #uhoh We have impulsive boys. I know, shocking, right (we also have impulsive girls, so let it be🙂)? As with almost every year, I look at my class list,... Continue Reading →

Friday Thoughts: 5 Things That Have Brought Me Joy

Good morning to my 20 readers (yes, my mom talked a few of her geriatric friends into signing up via email), long time no write. I've read a lot about how joy is being lost in today's world. As we... Continue Reading →

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Angela Prendergast

Educator. Poet. Self-Help Writer.

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