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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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Goals for the Week! #Habit7 #LeaderinMe

Note: This was my blog on our Kidblog for this week! I will be adding to it on this blog, but you'll get the general idea! ๐Ÿ™‚ Last week, I did NOT follow through on two of my three big... Continue Reading →

Gearing Up

15 days. #what 15 days of school left in a year that's saw much more grey hair plus the weight lost in the spring packed back on. #Ohdear Yes, as we said in church today: "This year has been....challenging." Challenging... Continue Reading →

Recharging #SOL21

Today, my wife and I took a personal day, together. #awwwhowsweet Now, it's not as if we got to "pick" our day. We received an email about our days which were difficult getting subs and my wife go the same... Continue Reading →

Big Rocks (Goals for the week)

Note: This was posting to our classroom Kid Blog page, but I thought it good to post here too. Holds me accountable for what I need to do this week! ๐Ÿ™‚ I was not successful with my Big Rocks from... Continue Reading →

Friday Thoughts: 50 #WTF

Yes, today is my birthday. And yes, today I turn 50. #WTF With age comes wisdom and that sense of "I really don't care what you think," attitude, so there's that. But how in the world did it come to... Continue Reading →

A Random Mess with a Purpose #SOL21

I'm not sure what's going on with my brain, but I'm not liking it. I just cannot keep focus, period. My garden isn't ready because I'm flying around, getting projects half done, then thinking, "Oh crap, what about *insert next... Continue Reading →

A Step In The Right Direction #SOL21

I received an email that I would have loved to have written about today. It spoke to me on a very personal level and I'll probably write about it the coming days. But not today. Today, we learned that Derek... Continue Reading →

Better Writing Takes Time #SOL21

I just finished the article, "How to Streamline the Writing Process and Save Time" by David Gywn, a writer on Medium. My struggle with topics has been well documented, and this has given me things to think about! Side note,... Continue Reading →

I Heard Sniffling….

Ok, I didn't really hear sniffling. #whatareyoutalkingabout I blogged on April 1 (I think) and I've not done a new one until today. 11 days of no writing, no thinking about writing, no words on a page, no words in... Continue Reading →

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