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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 aย 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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A Crack, A Slip, and a Few Stitches #SOL21

Hello you beautiful blog and you beautiful readers! #areyourtakingyourmeds I'm offended by that comment! ๐Ÿ™‚ It's been a day and it's not even noon yet! However, sometimes, you just get that feeling of bliss and that's where I am right... Continue Reading →

Friday Thoughts: Some Games Are Different

This is my 27th year in education. #youareold Hush. I've been full time 26 of those years in middle school and high school classroom. I spend a year substituting in kindergarten, 1st, and 2nd graders. That was the year that... Continue Reading →

Where To Put Your Truth? #SOL21

Ok, it's been a pretty "ugh" kind of week. Computer science classes are tough on these days. I got a message and picture from my parents about their last trip to "the ranch" and about how, after almost 50 years,... Continue Reading →

Oh Dear

Yesterday and today, I'm in Des Moines for the 2021 Iowa Council for Social Studies Annual Conference. Last year, like the rest of the world, it was held virtually and I got some valuable information from the sessions that I... Continue Reading →

I am……#SOL21

Today, it's early and my attitude is shot all ready. So, we'll do a little mind dump here, getting me back on track! Right? RIGHT? #yeahsurewhateveryousaydude *sigh* Even my hashtags are sarcastic! ๐Ÿ™‚ Anyway, I am: happy that last night,... Continue Reading →

“Don’t Think Twice, Go And Run With It” #SOL21

Before I dive into this, a little bit about today: Almost every teacher I've come across online has made some comment about how tired they are, what a horrible day today was, or that education isn't what it used to... Continue Reading →

Friday Thoughts: Being a Creator, Not a Consumer

This year, due to budgetary constraints, we've been asked to pick up the classes of our retired colleagues. #ouch Yeah, not a whole lot of fun for us, but yet, the silver lining (or so I thought) was teaching a... Continue Reading →

Thursday Thinkings – A Draft File Full of What?

First, the back story: For Christmas one year, we did the "do you have something in mind" thing with our daughters and my youngest said something the tune of "a bag of what". Well, that's a challenge that my wife... Continue Reading →

Monday Writing Discovered #SOL21

Three years ago, I was asked to move from 8th grade language arts down to 6th grader social studies. I'm not sure if it's was a demotion or "where do we put him now" move, but it was something that... Continue Reading →

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