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Dan Butler @danpbutler Epworth, Iowa

Principal of @EpworthElem in @wdbqschools | Co-Moderator of #IAedchat | Father | Husband | Brother | Son | #eesbobcats | #wdbqschools

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Joined Twitter 12/14/11


When the world seems to be falling apart, it's easy to feel a loss of control. The best cure for helplessness is h… https://t.co/CmlLLE3Qax
Retweeted by Dan ButlerThe process of building skill is slow, small, and daily. It doesn’t happen quickly, it doesn’t happen in big leaps,… https://t.co/hjXyIDu5wD
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7/3
2020
😂😂😂 https://t.co/KWj8Z32PUOAlways happy to serve #uniedlead! https://t.co/zDMWDPdOy0
7/2
2020
Your first reaction is often not your best response. It is better to wait, observe, and gain better understanding.… https://t.co/gFp0MQXumP
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6/30
2020
Just a friendly reminder to our #IAedChat family that we are off for the summer! Take some time to unwind and unpl… https://t.co/UoNchT5JJS
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6/29
2020
A principle is objective. It applies universally. A preference is subjective. It applies personally. We get int… https://t.co/zZ36yZERWB
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6/27
2020
Substate Baseball Assignments are out: @WDHSbaseball will compete in Substate -3 #wdbobcats https://t.co/cyGF4xHd6A
Retweeted by Dan ButlerVarsity Baseball Final Score: Western Dubuque 14 Cedar Falls 6 #wdbobcats
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6/26
2020
After working on some skills in the backyard and having dinner, nothing like watching some #wdbobcats baseball in t… https://t.co/IYi8tb4U72
6/25
2020
It was a great day on the baseball fields with both boys today! So great to be back on the diamond!… https://t.co/M9ctJhFCWm
6/24
2020
Just a friendly reminder to our #IAedChat family that we are off for the summer! Take some time to unwind and unpl… https://t.co/ysrAdMY3Ls
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6/22
2020
If you start with the purpose or intent of the technology, you can build from there. Once you have identified the w… https://t.co/wVw5o2hUckAll credit to @djschon on this one! Thanks for having me today. #UNIEdLead https://t.co/TwircNKn8O
6/10
2020
Just a friendly reminder to our #IAedChat family that we are off for the summer! Take some time to unwind and unpl… https://t.co/Vjjielw3OY
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6/7
2020
Please note our change in #IAedChat scheduling for the summer! We are taking a mental break! Let’s unplug and recha… https://t.co/QQ5toAwKiG
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6/1
2020
When it comes to leadership, you really need to address the "why". Why did you decide to become a leader in the fir… https://t.co/tbodAAZtj3
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5/28
2020
Have a safe and happy Memorial Day weekend. We are off this evening. Join us next week for our final #IAedChat of t… https://t.co/IWnyWXW37x
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5/24
2020
One of the most common mistakes in giving feedback is presenting it as fact instead of opinion. Feedback isn't an… https://t.co/E189anufVn
Retweeted by Dan ButlerJared on KCRG https://t.co/MORLXXk8nf
Retweeted by Dan ButlerEducators, surround yourself with positive people. Our work is far too important to be distracted by cynics and pessimists.
Retweeted by Dan Butler#ThoughtForTheDay Successful leaders are humbled by where they are from, never satisfied by where they are, & inspi… https://t.co/vVHcMsuTZJ
Retweeted by Dan ButlerMotivation is a push. It happens when you get a hold of a vision. Inspiration is a pull. It happens when a vision gets hold of you.
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5/23
2020
Thanks to tonight's participants and my partners in moderating @danpbutler and @duffysclassroom! Keep the conversa… https://t.co/zDt05VmYkq
Retweeted by Dan ButlerQ7: How can we use students’ home environments to spark learning? #IAedChat https://t.co/UPxW4iNpvi
Retweeted by Dan ButlerGreat point, Leigh. I would also ask the question of WHY. #iaedchat https://t.co/SlALwEuxjRA6: My favorite tools are Screencastomatic, Zoom, all things Google, Remind, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Smor… https://t.co/daVJ3nAsIIQ6: What are some great online tools (Screencastify, Kahoot, Khan, etc.) that you’ve found useful? #IAedChat https://t.co/afa1m3r0B5
Retweeted by Dan Butler @LaneWalker2 @Dani_Kremer @voxer Flipgrid is going to meet more of your video needs, while Voxer's strength, in my… https://t.co/9xXfhhHmGJA5: It is more important that ever to commit to collaboration and connection. We are going to come out of this bett… https://t.co/m9PSX2d4N3Q5: Professional connectedness and collaboration continue to be of high importance. What might collaboration look l… https://t.co/9yhOeNTgLL
Retweeted by Dan ButlerA4: To begin to address equity/ access, we have to find out where students are. Survey what device, if any, and acc… https://t.co/1stGHxrH2LQ4: How do we ensure accessibility and equity for all, especially learners with supports such as an IEP or 504?… https://t.co/qmiTLLVe80
Retweeted by Dan Butler*too deep in the weeds. SMH...#iaedchat https://t.co/kh35qHb41fA3: Clear definitions of what is expected and geared more toward standards than ever. This is difficult. We must ad… https://t.co/Vl5tHsN6AGQ3: What needs to be kept in mind about grading and academic performance now and moving forward? #IAedChat https://t.co/1iPdoCnFrx
Retweeted by Dan ButlerA2.2: Just like in a classroom or meeting room setting, do not allow others to hide and simply agree. Promote discu… https://t.co/vOfQFzJ7evMy response was geared more toward working with staff members. #iaedchat https://t.co/UqNlooqRXlA2: Keep your camera on at all times. Mute your mic when not speaking. Build in ways to connect with each other. En… https://t.co/1UDGagOfFwQ2: An online discussion is different than face-to-face in class. What guidelines would promote quality online disc… https://t.co/ZUm857t7TI
Retweeted by Dan ButlerA1: Our efforts have been large and intentional. Each teacher individually called each student to check in. Weekly… https://t.co/C6crJ8xo6h @LaneWalker2 Good evening, Lane. Thank you for joining #iaedchat @thalv19 Welcome, Tina! Thank you for being with us. #iaedchatQ1: How have you or your school community intentionally engaged with students during this time? #IAedChat https://t.co/eCLVoyn7Fw
Retweeted by Dan Butler @jdeek Welcome, Jim! #iaedchat @iowajonhuebner Good to see you, Jon! #iaedchatGood evening, all! Dan Butler, principal of #eesbobcats in Western Dubuque. Excited to engage with all of you this evening. #iaedchat @gdorn1 Good to see you, Gretchen. #iaedchat @BlakeyMeghan Great to see you, Meghan. My DVR is set for #TheLastDance #iaedchat @TechTeacherTLP Welcome, Terri! Thank you for being with us this evening. #iaedchat @a_krehbiel13 Hi, Allison! Welcome back to #iaedchatYour moderating team for tonight’s #IAedChat is @townsleyaj @duffysclassroom, & @danpbutler. https://t.co/BLy89E7R58
Retweeted by Dan Butler @JoveStickel By Jove, you're here! Welcome, my friend. #iaedchat
5/18
2020
@Anderson12Mrs Thank you so much, Sam! Everyone definitely owns a bit of the truth. Best to you in your studies.Join us for a great conversation tonight at 8PM! #IAedChat @duffysclassroom @danpbutler @mndgamble @gdorn1https://t.co/QsHssWjVxU
Retweeted by Dan ButlerAlways plan for the fact that no plan ever goes according to plan.
Retweeted by Dan ButlerPeople will respond to being challenged based on how much they trust you. The harder you push, the more credibility… https://t.co/I9xB68MirD
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5/17
2020
Bad leaders care about who's right. Good leaders care about what's right.
Retweeted by Dan ButlerJoin #IAedChat on Sunday, May 17 at 8pm for our second-to-last chat of the season! @danpbutler @DuffysClassroom https://t.co/P5T0RVAQKv
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5/15
2020
Max is one of my former students. This kid was a very special fifth grade student. Excellent scholar, great friend… https://t.co/NCMhSPeUUiPerformance happens at the intersection of strategy + culture. Strategy provides plan of action. Culture determine… https://t.co/XkkiJcQRtD
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5/9
2020
When NFL Coaches Get Their Schedules https://t.co/YvRwHYJu7C
Retweeted by Dan ButlerReal leadership is about the person, not the position. You aren’t a leader because you have a title. You are a lead… https://t.co/eWFgSJqLOl
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5/8
2020
@Butcher5JJ @JeffWolf12 @WD_Wrestling @JoeStrief Possibly 1997 @Butcher5JJ @JeffWolf12 @WD_Wrestling @JoeStrief 1996
5/7
2020
Is Positivity Enough? Check out the archive from tonight’s #IAedChat here —> https://t.co/FjHyKr69gs @danpbutlerhttps://t.co/C9yYVvDsN9
Retweeted by Dan ButlerMy pleasure, Matthew. Stop back on another Sunday to join us. We're back May 17 at 8:00 CST. Off next week, due to… https://t.co/K3ja13r8IY @BlakeyMeghan @RethabileRieger You have the skills to get to the root, Meghan. Persist. @RethabileRieger @BlakeyMeghan Something I always consider: behind every negative comment or complaint is a hope fo… https://t.co/bYyOtJnbYtWe will be OFF next week due to Mothers’ Day! Join us the following week as we wind down our final two weeks before… https://t.co/t3lNZLzt8lThank you to the #IAedChat team of moderators - @danpbutler, @townsleyaj, and @duffysclassroom. Be sure to also fol… https://t.co/KdUrlPoMWmThank you for joining us & sharing your thoughts on #IAedChat. It is always great learning with all of you. https://t.co/HTuxVvppmPA7: One thing I hope all took away from this chat. We cannot (and shouldn't) eliminate all negativity from our live… https://t.co/XmSe3dFnUm @gdorn1 Consider who's most comfortable in that situation. We must make the negative uncomfortable. Collective effo… https://t.co/tvTeJjZ9qCQ7: What is a key take-away from tonight’s discussion or a question you still have? #IAedChat https://t.co/B2hh272A8HIt’s hard to believe that it is time already. The final question of the night is coming at you in one minute. #IAedChatA6: Take time to reboot when you are entering a meeting, learning, opportunity, your classroom, etc. How you show u… https://t.co/YaO7SEP5VZThis is a great idea, Dave. #IAEdChat https://t.co/x9TIniKk3pQ6: Positive and negative emotions are contagious. How you behave impacts others. Talk about how you have seen this… https://t.co/bmL6NYz9tEA5: Attending professional learning off-site that I find irrelevant. The key is to re-frame the experience to find… https://t.co/JfBeej5YrqWe are almost ready for Q6; it is headed your way in one minute. #IAedChatA4: A little late to the party but love this question Dan! #IAEdChat Here's roughly 70 ideas in terms of ideas, ac… https://t.co/sBntwsKupJ
Retweeted by Dan Butler @d_mulder So important. Email routines are not only important, but necessary. It can literally suck the life out of… https://t.co/KE7o7VmQiw*that, not the SMH #IAEdChat https://t.co/nHCTx2szSGQ5: Persistent negativity can be viewed as “life sucking” and “the draining of energy,” talk about some life suckin… https://t.co/XQRVQTIpiZA4.2: Never underestimate the power of a genuine, heartfelt, hand written note. Ever. #IAEdChatQ5 is next and will be here in one minute. #IAedchat @theholtzfamily4 Ahhhh, yep. #IAEdChatA4: A few ideas that have worked for me over time: start each meeting or professional learning opportunity with a w… https://t.co/Fgs7AuMLqV @theholtzfamily4 I'd say time, place, circumstance, and context matter. Consider your entire day. Some days you mig… https://t.co/ywLVG4VSeyCouldn't agree with this more. Be true to you. #IAedChat https://t.co/GoYJj2frtF @AnIowaTeacher The foundation of trust is vulnerability. If we are brave enough to go there, trust will be multipli… https://t.co/dDzUpRbgU7Q4: Positivity can be viewed as “life giving” and “full of energy,” talk about some ideas, activities, and routines… https://t.co/eTk3wuUgDwIt is almost time for Q4. Coming at you in one minute. #IAedChatA3: To me, this is all about being authentic. Insincere positivity is worse than blatant negativity in my opinion.… https://t.co/EvBBEO0Pcs @Owen_Webb Totally agree. Context and circumstance matters. To think the impact of COVID-19 is not impacting people… https://t.co/kdoFqVSRjfHold these thoughts! More to come related to this in the chat questions. #IAEdChat https://t.co/H6SrfSngxyQ3: “Fake it until you make it” is a term that is often used in conversations related to this topic. Research sugge… https://t.co/bXWH3nUwPgQ3 is coming your way in one minute! #IAedChatThe questions we are discussing tonight come from the work of Barbara Fredrickson aka the Godmother of Positive Emo… https://t.co/dGEUBEpBKo
5/4
2020

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