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In-Take Conferences #SOL

I can admit when I'm wrong. And it takes a real man to be able to do so. ūüôā (I'm hoping my wife reads this demonstration of admitting of my being wrong.) Last year, when we were told that part... Continue Reading →

I’m On a Boat – #EdcampSurfIA

If you know the song¬†On a Boat, by¬†Lonely Island, you'll know why I cannot post the video for this (and if you look up the video, the language is NFWS). However, I cannot get that song out of my head!... Continue Reading →

Tuesday’s Musings #SOL

A fine Tuesday to those 5 readers who are checking out my blog today. ¬†It's a good day, a hot day, and my daughter's 16th birthday. It's amazing how you have children these creatures grow up right before you, and... Continue Reading →

Taking Part in a World Premiere!

Last night, I had the opportunity to take part in a world premiere,¬†the debut of a new piece of music called "Lifelong Joy". A while back, I had a chance to pick up my tuba and play again after 26... Continue Reading →

#SOL16 – Day 1 – An Introduction

Good afternoon from a snowy, blustery Northeast Iowa! For my¬†six readers, this will be a bit of a review, but for those who are new to this blog, it's all new learning! My name is Darin, and I'm currently a... Continue Reading →

Professional Development Done Different

On Monday, we had a professional development day that was just a little different. We did something very similar to this last year as well, and I'm hoping that we continue to do this in the future. For me, as... Continue Reading →

Just another Edcamp blog: #edcampIowa

Saturday, Febuary 13, I finally had a chance to take part in the "largest" Edcamp in the country, #edcampIowa. ¬†There were five locations around the state where 500+ teacher took their Saturday to go and learn in an environment tailored... Continue Reading →

Friday Thoughts: I am a Minecraft dork!

As much as it pains me to say it, I've been converted! I've mocked my youngest daughter for her time spent in the Minecraft universe, "playing with blocks." ¬†I've taunted my oldest daughter about using her boyfriend's account to build... Continue Reading →

It’s Time to Organize #truecolors

A couple of weeks ago my superintendent, @duanewillhite, began following me. ¬†It's a scary thing, have both of your bosses following you, but I've gained a new respect for both Mr. Whillhite and my principal, Mr. Gearhart (@nfvgearhart) as they... Continue Reading →

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Angela Prendergast

Educator. Poet. Self-Help Writer.

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