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Day 8 – Being Connected AND A Teacher – #SOLC22

We typically get ourselves going at about 5:30 AM. I get coffee for us, make breakfast, then get myself sent out by 6:30ish so she can get a good start to her day at school. I try to leave by... Continue Reading →

#SOL19 – Noticing Joy

Welp, we aren't challenged to write every day, but I'm still noticing things around me   #wheresmydangnotebook Today, it's happiness, because I need a jolt of that right now. So, what I've noticed recently: First and foremost, the Iowa Hawkeye Women's... Continue Reading →

Black Friday Random Thoughts…..

It's Black Friday and I'm in a bit of a food coma. My wife made pumpkin pie for our family because otherwise, we'd have not gotten in, and I'm ready to finish it off. However, I've pulled my head OUT... Continue Reading →

Why I’m Dialing Back Social Media #SOL18

Sure, I bought in the narrative hook, line, and sinker. Join this new social media, you'll be better for it! I got myself Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, and used it for good, not evil. I found coaches I could connect to,... Continue Reading →

Yup, Lock It Down

I'd taken a bit of a hiatus from my blog just because I was struggling to get topics and just write meaningful things. No, every piece of writing has to be earth shattering, but I want if it's going to... Continue Reading →

Letting Go #SOL

I've got 5,081 followers on Twitter. How that number ever came to be, I have no idea. I'm simply a guy, trying to do the best he can in a job he's not always very good at. Nothing more, nothing... Continue Reading →

And Now, Something Completely Different

Monday's post was a bit of bummer to write. Today, something completely different! 🙂 We've struggled mightily with figuring out the ELA section of the Common Core like most have.  It's very broad, not overly specific, and just hard to wrap my... Continue Reading →

Voxer, Fencing, and Pitching Poo

If that title doesn't draw people in, I don't know what will! 🙂 Through the educational podcast called Techlandia (highly recommended @TechlandiaCast), I downloaded the app called Voxer a while ago.  This app turns your device into a walkie-talkie of sorts,... Continue Reading →

#Edmodocon – A Teacher’s Perspective

Yup, it's been about a month since the last blog post! My writing has suffered this summer, but that's ok.  Sometimes, we just need to renew and recharge, something I feel as though I've had the chance to do. Yesterday,... Continue Reading →

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