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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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Civility – it’s a thing #SOL20

One of the many emails I've received this year was from Daniel Pink. He runs an email group where he sends out a short video every other week called "The Pinkcast". It's set to introduce us to an expert, give... Continue Reading →

Midnight Musings

Well, ok, it's 12:31, but close enough. #gotosleepyoufool I came home yesterday afternoon, and just felt like every last ounce of life had been sucked from me. Stuff on my mind includes: One daughter trying to purchase a car, not... Continue Reading →

Twitterverse vs. Real Life #SOL20

Good morning to all. One of the things I've read time and time again, if you are going to write, just do it. #sorryNike So, here I am, just doing it! This morning, I came across this thread dealing with... Continue Reading →

You Said What to Me? #SOL20

So there I was, sitting on my couch, a cup of tea beside me, with my "State of the Union Bingo Sheet" in front of me, and my computer nearby. It was the State of the Union, and by gosh,... Continue Reading →

Friday Thoughts: A Caucusing We Will Go

This is a few days late in being written, but that's ok. Sometimes, you write when you can, and right now, I can! 🙂 Unless you are in a foreign country or live totally off the grid, you know Monday... Continue Reading →

Building Community #SOL20

Today, there was so much to write about I was stuck! Caucusing (a great experience) The State of the Union (probably tomorrow because I'm ticked) General tomfoolery at school (typical for February) But today, it's about building community. My wife... Continue Reading →

Just A Little More #SOL20

Another car payment. #ugh At Thanksgiving, in the midst of a writing funk, our car, a 2012 Kia Sportage, crapped out. We were on our way to my parents' house for Thanksgiving dinner on Black Friday when the engine hiccuped... Continue Reading →

Friday Thoughts: Trust

Today in class, we had a real life experience with trust. #uhoh We have impulsive boys. I know, shocking, right (we also have impulsive girls, so let it be🙂)? As with almost every year, I look at my class list,... Continue Reading →

Three Big Rocks #SOL20

During our Leader in Me lesson, Habit 3, Put First Things First, asks us to just that, to put first those things in our lives that are super important. There a video out there of Steven Covey with a volunteer... Continue Reading →

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