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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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Iowa State Fair: Part 2 – Food #SOL22

You always hear about the fair food, fried in particular. Butter on a stick (ick), Oreos on a stick (yummy), Twinkies on a stick (meh), and on and on. This year's new food, a deep-fried queso burger: beef chips and... Continue Reading →

Sunday Salutions: Iowa State Fair: Part 1 – Disconnect

As teachers, our busy time comes in streaks: The end of the grading periods, end of the school year, holidays, and the beginning of the school year. So, why not have both Irish Fest AND Iowa State Fair stuff in... Continue Reading →

The Best Therapy #SOL22

Learning about Irish Cream Last weekend was the 16th Annual Iowa Irish Fest. The usual suspects were there: The Screaming Orphans, Gaelic Storm, the great food, smiles, laughter, but missing, my daughters. #WHAT Each messaged us, within minutes of each... Continue Reading →

Summertime Stocking Up #SOL22

Today, we were supposed to go work in school (by the way, an average teacher donates $7,500 worth of hours to their profession), getting our rooms put together a bit because this weekend is Iowa Irish Fest and next week... Continue Reading →

Sunday Salutations: Where Do You Want to Be?

This has been a question on my mind a lot lately. As I mentioned in a previous blog, some negative stuff took place that has refocused my attention to making sure I am where need to be, period. This past... Continue Reading →

Celebrate What Matters #SOL22

We look damn fine! Why don't we celebrate the things that matter? #youaregoingtotellusallaboutit You bet I am. This past weekend, the sister of our daughter's boyfriend got married at this really awesome venue in southern Iowa. It had been on... Continue Reading →

Writing Nice Today

Today was a magnificent day..... .....until it wasn't. But, I'm not going to write about that. We'll just leave it as changes need to happen and something different will be done. #uhoh Nothing that needs to be said here. And... Continue Reading →

The Power of Nice #SOL22

We are in Des Moines for a few days with my wife working with other teachers and state education experts, creating an online curriculum, and me screwing around. #really Yes, really. I've been getting runs in, getting steps in, and... Continue Reading →

Feeling Old

Yesterday, I felt old, like "look the world is passing you by" old. We are in Des Monies for three nights as my wife is writing online curriculum for the state of Iowa. It's a pretty sweet gig, she's getting... 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

“[Kids] don't remember what you try to teach them. They remember what you are.” ― Jim Henson

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my slice of life writing

keepin' it small

big dreams, small bubble

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