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The Life of a Conflicted Teacher

Working hard to make sense of it all

Move-In Day and More Positives #SOL

At first, I was going to write a blog about the end of the year, the stress, the crankiness, and the flood of "you can do it", or "finish strong", or some other positive mumbo-jumbo. I'm tired, and no amount... Continue Reading →

Friday Thoughts – Random Stuff

I woke up this morning to my daughter's phone going off at 5:45. A.M. Most Fridays, that would be quite all right with me, but today, I'm ready to fling it (and her) out the window. Last night, we made... Continue Reading →

Friday Thoughts – Sometimes, You Just Can’t

First, happy Friday! 🙂 Now, this week has been an absolutely horrid week. It's May, the temperature is warm up, the birds are singing, plants growing, and a middle schooler's mind turns to thoughts of summer, no school, and mischief.... Continue Reading →

Alike – #SOL17

Today in class, we watch this video I discovered called "Alike" by Daniel Martinez Lara and Rafa Cano Mendez. In it, a child and their father go through the steps of losing their "color" due to both work and school. The... Continue Reading →

Friday Thoughts – It’s Only a Diet Coke

As we did our Whole 30 plan, Diet Coke was my cheat. I held strong on the sweets, the bread, the pasta, THE CHEESE (who goes cold turkey on cheese??), but the Diet Coke was my weekend cheat. Friday nights,... Continue Reading →

The Morning Attitude – #SOL17

This morning I needed to pick up a thank you card for a friend, so I traveled out of the way because I didn't write it down in the book I carry everywhere with me. One of the issues I... Continue Reading →

Birthdays

It would seem fitting that yesterday, April 30, my blog got exactly zero views as yesterday was my birthday. My birthdays have never been monumental blowouts by any means. Our family was never the family who had large parties (or... Continue Reading →

You Should Try Even If You Fail – #SOL17

Look at me, I wrote this last night (Thursday) and set up to post it today! #winning I'm watching a continual stream of these types of videos to keep my head above water right now. This class as given us... Continue Reading →

#SOL17 – I Wish My Student Knew. . .

I had this great idea of blog (The West Wing is always a great thing to write about), but one of my students wrote a blog titled "I wish my teacher knew....." and she aired some "difficulties" about school. Now,... Continue Reading →

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