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What World Do You Want? #SOL20

Last week, I read an article on Medium called "Prepare for the Ultimate Gaslighting". #whatisgaslighting That's a great question! That's the first sentence of the article: *Gaslighting, if you don’t know the word, is defined as manipulation into doubting your... Continue Reading →

Midnight Musings

Well, ok, it's 12:31, but close enough. #gotosleepyoufool I came home yesterday afternoon, and just felt like every last ounce of life had been sucked from me. Stuff on my mind includes: One daughter trying to purchase a car, not... Continue Reading →

Friday Thoughts: The World Needs More…..

It's the 28th of December, and I'm starting to think about school. Not much yet, but it's creeping back into my consciousness. Lessons, assessments, ranking, grading, professional development, all the while wondering, is this the right thing for my students?... Continue Reading →

Friday Thoughts: Smile, It Makes Your Mouth (and others) Happy

This is a favorite slogan of mine for several reasons, none of them dealing with Twizzlers (which are disgusting IMO). Last night, I stopped to get a tank of gas and a gallon of chocolate milk, and as I waited... Continue Reading →

I Know All Five Secrets Now! #SOL

Finally, I know the secrets! 🙂 Ok, so six months ago, I wrote about the book, The Five Secrets You Must Discover Before You Die, by John Izzo, Ph.D. At that point, I'd only read through two of the secrets: be... Continue Reading →

Reflections From a Cubs Game

  This last Friday, I had the chance to travel to a Chicago Cubs game with my father, my brother, and my nephew. It was something that was very rare for me, a spontaneous moment where I put something before... Continue Reading →

Friday Thoughts: School Climate, It Matters

Happy first Friday of September everyone! I've seen Facebook and Instagram posts about fall, pumpkin spice, and the lot. Meh. It's September 2, let's all take a deep breath, get a little oxygen to our respective brains, and not wish away... Continue Reading →

Finding Joy in the Little Things

My past month: lost a week of preparations due to two separate trips to the state fair. moved our oldest to college. lost a friend to college another person who's been in the family circle for years has been given a... 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 →

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Angela Prendergast

Educator. Poet. Self-Help Writer.

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