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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 aΒ 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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Rain Never Sounded So Good

So we've made it to our campsite outside of Boston and have had a great time so far. Our problem: obniouxs neighbors. #theyaretheworst Dropping f-bombs, kids being mouthy, a firework went off, the whole nine yards. And then it started... Continue Reading →

Day 1 – Potato Creek

We've made it to Indiana, to a campground with a special meaning for us. 17 years ago (damn), we took our first cross country camping trip to visit family. We stayed here in the horse part of the campground and... Continue Reading →

The Art of Gratitude #SOL21

NOTE: This was to be published for Two Writing Teacher's Slice of Life weekly writing on Tuesday. Go check out some awesome teacher writers who have posted amazing things! πŸ™‚ Last March, when school was shut down, my wife and... Continue Reading →

Sunday Salutations: You Never Know Your Impact

It's Sunday. I've got my coffee. I've got my water. My cat, my wife next to me, and CBS Sunday Morning on the tv. Life is good. We've been (ok, she's been) working on changing a few habits of our... Continue Reading →

So Now What? #SOL21

So, now what? I've check out for the year. Grades are done. Room in clean(ish). So, now what? I tweeted out that I'm guardedly optimistic about next year, yet, there will be the residual idiocy that will be on education... Continue Reading →

Sunday Salutations: Melancholy Celebrations

This weekend has been an odd one and it's Sunday night. The last two days, we've gone to our first graduation parties of a former students. It's fun to go and celebrate this accomplishment with them. When they walk out... Continue Reading →

“Be A Good Human” #SOL21

#seriously #whyisthisathing I ask the same question daily. One of our sixth grade teachers has a t-shirt that says something about this and we've all pretty much made this our mantra for finishing out the year. Why you might ask?... Continue Reading →

Currently #SOL21

My well-laid plan of notebooks and organization for my blog has fallen into disrepair and here I am writing at 8:55 PM with not much to put out there. So, we'll talk about how I'm doing currently. πŸ™‚ Currently I'm... Continue Reading →

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! πŸ™‚ Last week, I did NOT follow through on two of my three big... Continue Reading →

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