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#SOLC20 – Day 22 – Connections

We need connections with our students. #youdontsay I smile. I joke. I scowl. I tell it as it is. My students know that I care because I treat them like students, yet I allow myself to be human, expressing my... Continue Reading →

#SOL16 – Day 5 – Iowa City

Five days, five blogs, a new record of sorts! Thank you all for the thoughtful comments. They are appreciated! ūüôā Imagine a place where you can peel off your teacher skin, your "have to be good because I'm a member... Continue Reading →

My Happy Thought – October 27

Yeah, I missed Friday. ¬†My wife had a couple of appointments in which she needed a driver. ¬†Nothing major by any means, but I was with her, a nice feeling in itself. And honestly, I've been struggling. ¬†Now, I've said... Continue Reading →

Technology Integration Conference – Day 2

Well, I've been home, had a good night sleep, worried about the 7+ inches of rain we've gotten and now, to write up my second day of learning. I started the day out with a technology integration specialist from our... Continue Reading →

Learning On The Drive

I'm currently three classes away from my reading endorsement from Viterbo University out of LaCrosse, WI. ¬†The reason that I was drawn to Viterbo many years ago was that they'd offered classes in our area. ¬†I've got my Master's of... Continue Reading →

Inspiration Comes From Crazy Places

"I love that you always inspire me to keep going " Wow, that comment was left after a recent blog post and it just threw me for a loop. ¬†Me? ¬†Inspiring? ¬†Naw, couldn't be me. ¬†I'm just, well, normal. ¬†How... Continue Reading →

My #edcamphome Experience or Sometimes Plans Just Don’t Work Out

I had full intentions of attending #edcamphome a joint effort of David Theriault (@davidtedu), Karl Lindgren-Streicher (@LS_Karl), Kelly Kermode (@coachk), and Shawn White (@swpax). ¬†The idea was just that, create an EdCamp that was totally online, one where¬†schmucks¬†like me who... Continue Reading →

No, I was NOT at ISTE!

No, I was not at ISTE. I was some place better: my house! Yes, some of you are rolling your eyes thinking "come now, Darin really" but it's true. To be quite honest, before this year, I really never knew... Continue Reading →

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