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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 couple 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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Wednesday Wanderings: What I learned about myself in November

I've seen a couple of different bloggers do this, write about what they've learned at the end of a month. While I may not be able to do this every month (you know, forgetful Phil here), I'd like to give... Continue Reading →

Opal and Mozzie #SOL22

These are the two troublemakers in our house since our daughters have flown the nest. Opal, on the right, is our "typical" Siamese. She's loud, obnoxious, is constantly in our face, and will bring us her "kill" on a nightly... Continue Reading →

Monday Musings: Basketball and Feces

Made ya look, didn't I? I love fun titles like this because it draws people in for sure! 🙂 #thatisdisgusting Well, perhaps, but it's how I feel right now. A little context: one of my favorite podcasts is the Washedup... Continue Reading →

Thoughtful Thanksgiving Thursday: A Little Gratitude

Three things I am grateful for: So I've been more of a grump than I really want and it shows in my writing. I'll apologize for that because I am an optimistic person who has lost his way. So, my... Continue Reading →

A Treat for the Win #SOL22

Note: This was to be a blog last Tuesday, which became last Wednesday's blog, which became last Friday's blog, and back to Tuesday. I've lost something in terms of the desire to write and I'm not sure how to get... Continue Reading →

Iowa: Where Did You Go? #SOL22

Iowa, where have you gone? The Iowa I came back to raise my daughter (now daughters) in is pretty much gone red. Friends I had in high school post random MAGA nonsense. Co-workers make TikToks about supporting Trump and the... Continue Reading →

Thoughtful Thursday: Remembering

Today, we have our second night of fall conferences, a great time to connect with parents, showcase some of their child's work, and just talk about the education their child needs right now. While I get nervous each time we... Continue Reading →

Monday Muddlings: This is Not Sustainable

My writing schedule has zero rhythm right now, so I apologize. This was meant for last Tuesday's Slice of Life, so why not get it published the following Monday. I will say, it's early, so I'll schedule it, but still.... Continue Reading →

Basketball Saved Me, Again! #SOL22

Today was, if I may borrow one of the slang words of our students, dog water (apparently that is negative). #heeheeyousaiddogwater Hush. We go on an A/B day cycle and one day has a decidedly different feel than the other.... Continue Reading →

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"Refirement" - teaching and learning

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Reading, reflecting, acting, and writing

love always, caitlin

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Joyous Thoughts

It's not always pretty...but it certainly is Joyous

Rita DiCarne

Practicing What I Teach

Inspire. Create. Motivate.

Supporting Early Childhood Education.

Soapbox: The Way I see Things

shouting my heart out for all who may listen

Kinder Kaleidoscope

Tales of Classroom Magic

Ms. Chen in the Middle

“[Kids] don't remember what you try to teach them. They remember what you are.” ― Jim Henson

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my slice of life writing

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