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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 →

Friday Musings – Fear and Hope Together?

I fear the world my daughters are walking into. Paris, Brussels, Istanbul, Orlando, so many others that I don't know or remember, and now Dallas...... My daughters are preparing to walk into a world of fear and hatred, a world... Continue Reading →

Small Town Interactions

I grew up going to school in a small town.  My graduating class was 29 students and while that was small, it was pretty typical of the area. Everyone knew what each other was doing, regardless if they needed to... Continue Reading →

Friday Thoughts: PD From Far-Away #aea1kpec

Good morning and Happy Friday to you all.  I've discovered that after my wife leaves for work, a cup of coffee, a book, and a spot in my new addition (a four seasons sunroom) is spectacular! I've got the overhead... 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 →

It’s About Relationships, Silly!

I'm sure I've written about relationships when considering education. The whole "they won't care what you know until they know you care" thing is well documented among the social media universe and for good reason. If we cannot communicate with... Continue Reading →

#SOL16 – Day 6 – Connections

Some days, it's about the connections we make. Whether they are family, online, or with the clerk in the story. This weekend, it's family. This upcoming week, it's with students and teacher. Right now, it's with you my reader. How... 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 →

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