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The Life of a Conflicted Teacher

Working hard to make sense of it all

A Time for Calm: Part Deux #SOL19

On a┬ácouple of weeks ago, I wrote about Calm.com here, talking about our beginning interaction with mindfulness and what I'm expecting going forward. #growingandlearning My principal is a logical man, and when given information in sensible manner, will listen, and... Continue Reading →

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Homeroom #SOL20

Not going to lie, I struggled coming up with a blog. My mind is so jumbled and tired it's hard to think. I love basketball, but am doubting my life choices for this season because I go home, sit, and... Continue Reading →

A Tiny Ray of Sunshine #SOL20

I'm tired. I get home and grading papers just seems like too much. I get home and it's difficult to sit down in front of the TV, let alone think about school. Mask, no mask, obnoxious behavior, not feeling a... Continue Reading →

“We Are In A Moment.” #SOL20

I normally don't write much about politics as it is such a dumpster fire right now, but this was an experience worth sharing. Last Friday night, my wife and I got the task of hanging political information for a friend... Continue Reading →

Friday Thoughts: Keep Learning, Always

First, happy Friday. Celebrate you've make it another week in this crazy time! We need to find the time to keep our spirits up, so good on you for getting up. and making it happen! Today, I struggled with what... Continue Reading →

The Joy of the Mile

Today, my sixth grade homeroom is running the mile during PE and they are NOT happy about it. #itmademesmile I went out to my truck to grab my mid-morning snack and there they were, running around the track, some looking... Continue Reading →

A Thank you, 700, and Frost #SOL20

First, I need to right a wrong. Last week, I got a bunch of writing books in the mail and I tweeted out: https://twitter.com/AnIowaTeacher/status/1313100577421897728 I had no idea where this group of quality books came from, though I had my... Continue Reading →

Last Blog of the Month – Stand Down

Yesterday, I typically post to Two Writing Teachers website, particiapting in the Slice of Life, where we write about a slice of our lives, and comment on others. It's a great place to write, a great group of teacher-writers, but... Continue Reading →

She Really Loves Me #SOL20

This is what my wife brought home for me. We've both been stressed about teaching, both being full time face to face. Her 12 transitional kindergarteners and my 76 sixth graders (plus multiple interactions with other kids/grade levels) have us... Continue Reading →

“I Don’t Read The Comments” #SOL20

Hello there, my blog! It's been quite a while since I sat down to just write. I peaked back, and I've not posted in almost over two weeks since my last writing. It's not as if I don't have things... Continue Reading →

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