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The Life of a Conflicted Teacher

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Connections All Around Us

We hear a lot about being a "connected educator", how it makes our profession better, ourselves better.  I've bought into that whole-heartedly, creating (in my own mind) a network where I can find ideas, support, and ways to pushing my... Continue Reading →

Follow Fridays

I can't lie, I do love Fridays.  I love the excitement of students who have plans and come into the room jacked up for their trip or party or whatever it is.  Teachers enjoy Fridays as well just simply because... 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 →

My #edcampMadWI Experience

Yesterday, I took part in my second EdCamp, EdCampMadWi, or Edcamp Madison, Wisconsin.  These are my themes from the day's events: 1) Choice First, as in all EdCamps, you vote with your feet, which I did. I was in a... Continue Reading →

Being Connected or The Little Blog That Could

Someday, when I get my life back from high school swimming, I'll be able to write more! Yesterday I left the house at 7:30 AM and got back in about 10:00 PM.  My oldest daughter swims for a team who's... Continue Reading →

Just Being Random

A fine Saturday morning to the six people who read this!  I've been up since 5:30 A.M. on a Saturday not because I want to, no, my daughter has swim practice at 7:00.  We've made the 35 minute drive, I've... 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 →

The Unintended Power of Social Media

As vacations go, this one has been pretty cool so far. We've been able to get to the Field Museum, Navy Pier, Shedd Aquarium, Willis (Sears) Tower, and take out first water taxi in Chicago. We've traveled to St. Louis... Continue Reading →

Two Years into My Social Media Experiment

Two years ago, our superintendent issued a challenge to our staff: get out and try social media, especially take a look at Twitter. To take a step back, I'd tried social media, I had my Facebook page and thought, "Twitter??... Continue Reading →

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