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Reblogged: Do What You Love #SOL

I've attached a blog from two years ago about the Iowa Irish Fest. This year's fest, I saw much of the same passions that I wrote about two years ago. So without further ado: Another Iowa Irist Fest, Another Post About Doing... Continue Reading →

Friday Thoughts: What Drives Us

Good morning and happy Friday! I hope today finds you ready to be at your best, yet, prepared for a weekend to relax, recharge, and enjoy life a little bit! My wife is "galavating" (goodness, what a fun word) around... Continue Reading →

#SOL17 Challenge – Day 21 – Passion

“When you are passionate, you always have your destination in sight and you are not distracted by obstacles”. - Mike Krzyzewski, Beyond Basketball: Coach K's Keywords to Success Passion can be tricky sometimes. For some, it drives them to do better... Continue Reading →

“Teaching” Expectations #SOL

This summer, a few of us attended some professional development titled "The Well-Managed Classroom". #snoozealert I won't lie, I was not impressed by the title or by the fact that I was going to this class. My classroom is well... 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 →

The Best Students (and Teachers) in the World

I've told people I wouldn't be that person who talked about cancer a whole lot, and this post, along with the previous two, will have it mentioned in it. #oops But, this is much more a celebration than another cancer... 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 →

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 →

Is Blogging Overrated?

It's that time of the year where teachers are hitting that first wall.  Thanksgiving is past, the kids are wired because of the holiday season in full swing, and stuff is starting to pile up around us with both professional... Continue Reading →

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