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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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Thoughtful Tuesday: This is It (For Another Year)

Last day. Last day of possibly the most draining year of a 26-year career. Between the political nonsense of vouchers, no teaching of topics that might make someone feel uncomfortable, critical race theory, lack of funding, and the public turning... Continue Reading →

Be Encouraged #SOL22

This was the title of a blog I was going to write last week. A student had said something relatively nice and I was shocked at how nice it made me feel. It got run over by the last three... Continue Reading →

Two Days #SOL22

This past weekend, we took our camper our for the first time. It's May and we are doing this for the first time! It been cold and rainy and windy for weeks, but this past weekend, we had plans! #what... Continue Reading →

As I Get Older…. #SOL22

Last Saturday was my birthday. #woot It was a calm day. We had a late breakfast/early lunch, puttered around the house, then packed up and went into town to play cards with our group. It was our first time of... Continue Reading →

So What If……#SOL22

Just some random thoughts for this fine Tuesday So, what if..... we could get humans to Mars, what would we find? We watch CNN10 on Tuesdays and Thursdays (more since Ukraine was invaded), and they've talked about commercial space travel... Continue Reading →

Friday Thoughts: The Things We Notice About Our Passions

Yesterday was our Leader in Me time during our homeroom period. My kids were grumpy because we didn't go outside, but such is life. We'd not had a homeroom time in a while and the videos we watched were pretty... Continue Reading →

“Dad’s Been On a Rant” and Other Random Stuff #SOL22

#what I know, I was told over the weekend that I was "on a rant" in my blog. Imagine my surprise when I learned that one of my daughters actually read the drivel. Who knew? ๐Ÿ™‚ Anyway, I started looking... Continue Reading →

I’m Not Understanding #SOL22

Lately, I've had a bunch of "you are getting old" moments. Whether they are the snapping, crackling, popping of my body when I get up in the morning or kids asking me about "Yung Gravy" (good rapper, totally inappropriate for... Continue Reading →

8th Grade Problems #SOL22

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LI_Oe-jtgdI #startingoffwithalittledrama Oh you betcha! We are working on problem-solving in my technology class and with that, we need problems! ๐Ÿ™‚ So, today, we listed our problems. It was fascinating what 8th graders look at as their problems. Honestly, I... Continue Reading →

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Reading, reflecting, acting, and writing

love always, caitlin

my feeble attempt at capturing this "one wild and precious life"

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

โ€œ[Kids] don't remember what you try to teach them. They remember what you are.โ€ โ€• Jim Henson

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my slice of life writing

keepin' it small

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