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December 28, 2018

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September 30, 2018

When I was 13 years old, I took a trip to Wisconsin Dells with one of my best friends and his family. We spent the days and nights going to water parks, riding go-carts, playing mini-golf, and doing everything that Wisconsin Dells has to offer. On one of the last days...

March 16, 2018

This post discusses an educator who has made a difference in the lives of so many through empathy, compassion, heart, intensity, and class.

January 22, 2018

Many years ago I was coaching baseball for Western Dubuque High School during the summer. We had a great deal of talent, but were severely under performing as a team. We lacked team chemistry, made a number of mistakes, and at the time of this story had 9 wins and 17 l...

January 2, 2018

People all over the world will identify resolutions, goals, or establish their #oneword for the year in the coming hours or may have completed this work, as 2018 is upon us. I have never been too big into resolutions; I am more interested in behaviors and act...

October 2, 2016

There is definitely no shortage of initiatives or focus areas within education; researchers, authors, administrators, teachers, and anyone connected to schools are continually developing new strategies, frameworks, and instructional systems designed to meet the needs o...

April 4, 2015

Recently we were given the results of Iowa Assessments (the standardized test in our state) for third and fourth grade students.  I spent some time with teachers reviewing this data while examining areas of strength and opportunities for improvement, a routine exercise...

August 5, 2013

Throughout the past year I have become interested in social media and using various tools to make connections with educators across the country and world.  Twitter has been a "game changing" professional development tool for me, as I have been able to consume, create,...

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