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Friday Thoughts: Class Precepts

If you are a fan of the book, Wonder, then you know about class precepts. Mr. Browne would post one of these rules to live by each month and the students would discuss it, trying to gain their own meaning from the... Continue Reading →

“Danger is Real, but Fear is a Choice.” #SOL18

A friend of mine has been involved in suicide awareness for many years because of a friend who took his life. Today, he posted this on his Facebook page: Yesterday, I was at a customer's office in Dike and the... Continue Reading →

Keeping the Classroom Positive #SOL18

Yesterday, I got an out of the blue email from a former player wishing me a happy birthday. I was a bit shocked, because seriously, how would she know? Then I remembered, during our band trip she'd mentioned she has... Continue Reading →

#SOL18 – Day 30 – Hope

One more post about Washington D.C. and I promise I'm done. I've been here three times: once a Boy Scout in 1985(ish), once we drove out with our 6 and 4 year old daughters. We camped for a night outside... Continue Reading →

#SOL18 – Day 21 – Life Pushes Forward

We spent part of our day on Friday at Arlington National Cemetery. I posted on my Facebook page about how I was humbled by the experience, because until you've seen the rows and rows of headstones, it's just a picture... Continue Reading →

“I am…..” #SOL18

First, something mindless and fun:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lvY4o8XUPsI&lc=z232gvpqmkydtvql5acdp432jip2dd0jhasoe4glezlw03c010c.1519496819918993 We came across this gem as we were investigating Hulu for the first time. It's part of the Big Block SingSong series, a 15 minute clip of silly songs. This was the first one... Continue Reading →

Friday Thoughts – Christmas Wishes for My Students

Schools in our area have been in the news and not for the right reasons. Drug possession, taking and sending pictures that are entirely inappropriate, harassment, all in front of our districts and even on the regional TV news. It... Continue Reading →

#SOL17 – I Wish My Student Knew. . .

I had this great idea of blog (The West Wing is always a great thing to write about), but one of my students wrote a blog titled "I wish my teacher knew....." and she aired some "difficulties" about school. Now,... Continue Reading →

Be the Change #SOL

"Be the change you wish to the see in the world." - Mahatma Gandhi  Good afternoon, happy people! I thought about this quote as I walked into the hallway this morning to greet students as they walked in after a... Continue Reading →

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Angela Prendergast

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