Search

The Life of a Conflicted Teacher

Working hard to make sense of it all

Friday Thoughts: “The Worth is in the Act.”

A week ago, I finished a book titled, $2.00 a Day: Living on Almost Nothing in America, by Kathryn J. Edin. It was a long, hard read for me, because much of what they talking about in this book, I would... Continue Reading →

But Will We Remember?

47 - 53 21 - 29 Girls basketball scores? Ha! I wish. Today, the Iowa Legislature decided to take a page out of the Scott Walker Handbook and gut the collective bargaining code in Iowa known as Chapter 20. I've got... Continue Reading →

An Open Letter to “Jill” #SOL17

  I've seen some great "open letters" in the last few months from Iowans, whether it was from a UNI professor blowing up some alternative facts laid out there by Republicans, or teacher's letter to Senator Grassley about why Betsy DeVos... Continue Reading →

I’m stuck and I’m tired. #SOL17

Darin Johnston‏@AnIowaTeacher Between #BetsyDeVos & the panel voting to approve her, #ialegis looking at a 1.1% funding for #iaedfuture, & now the SCOTUS pick, I'm tired. This was my tweet on January 31. Today, February 7, my Iowa Senators, Charles... Continue Reading →

Our Tournament Experience

I tried to post this on Facebook, but it just got too long, so I'll write here and post the link there! 🙂 This weekend was the fifth tournament that a small team of seventh and eighth graders has played... Continue Reading →

Please, Tell Me Again Why You Don’t Reach Out #sol17

My wife is an amazing woman. Beautiful, smart, has raised two strong daughters, can cook anything, and takes zero crap from me! Right now, she's reading Creative Curriculum, a preschool curriculum that Head Start is using. She came across this gem... Continue Reading →

Free Writes

This is a blog I'd started six months ago. Rereading it, I may need to into "Free Write Fridays" again. I feel like our writing has gotten routine and that we are way too regimented. Writing needs to breath to... Continue Reading →

She Cried, and That’s Ok…. #SOL17

I love coaching for many reasons: teamwork, respect for teammates, the chance to teach on the court, and just a way to keep yourself healthy. It's a sport that if I could make a decent salary at it, I would... Continue Reading →

Friday Thoughts – One Little Word #OLW2017 #Onelittleword2017

It's that time of the year again, to find that one little word to which a year's worth of growth, activity, and reflection can be shared with.  Last year, my word was "be", and as I reflected on last year,... Continue Reading →

Powered by WordPress.com.

Up ↑

On widowhood, dating, and life in general

“Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope.” — Maya Angelou

rhettorical ramblings

a southern girl's adventures in eastern europe and beyond

Writing Lessons on Trains

Teaching and Traveling in Kosova

lit bits and pieces

Snippets of learning and life

SimonBaddeley64

Minecraft in the Classroom

Quintessential Editor

To those about to read, we salute you.

Learning in Teaching

Teaching: a place of constant learning

inmytots.jenfabian.com/

Everything In My Wirdo Head

simplymoo

19 | Australia

More at Forty (plus some)

You don't have to be over forty to live more, but I'd like to think it helps.

Midwestern Heart in Dixie

Transplanted from Michigan to Alabama, I share my life in Dixie

Logical Quotes

Logical and Inspirational quotes

Learning As I Go

Learning about life being a wife, step-mom, and an adult

honeythatsok

stories we tell ourselves

CTWorkingMoms

An online community for women balancing work & family