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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┬ácouple 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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Friday Thoughts: “What We Take For Granted”

Damn. Just damn. Not 5 minutes ago, I had a former sixth grader come to me and say, "Mr. Johnston, would you like to do an experiment with me?" #distrustsensesactivate Now, this girl is NOT one I'd distrust by any... Continue Reading →

Stuck #SOL21

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9nyFn_E_iv4 I am Pooh Bear. Stuck #ugh This is what midlife feels like to me right now. My wife and I are both in that position in our lives where we just don't feel like we are doing anything important.... Continue Reading →

The Best Christmas Gift Ever #SOL21

Ok, this is just silly, but I need silly right now. Our President is about to be impeached AGAIN, our governor has basically said kids must get back to school without listening to teachers, and my world is spinning out... Continue Reading →

One Little Word Revised #SOL21

Happy New Year Slice of Lifers (and everyone else who reads this hot mess!). I hope this beginning week of 2021 has been especially sweet for you. Who knew at this point last year that we'd be in the pickle... Continue Reading →

My One Little Word: Clarity #OLW2021

This blog won't be very long as I really want to get this done on January 1. My life, in my humble opinion, is a mess of distractions and "SQUIRREL" moments. I feel like I get going on something, then,... Continue Reading →

2020 in a Nutshell: Scattered!

First, Happy New Year's Eve! Our big event, going out to buy a bottle of champaign that we may drink early then go to bed! If ever there was a year to usher out, this would be the one. However,... Continue Reading →

A Snowstorm? It’s 2020, Why Now? #SOL20

It's 10:45 PM central time and the "winter storm" has fizzled out. #booooooo I love a good winter storm. This one dropped 4" - 5" of snow with a little wind. The thing I love about storms like this, the... Continue Reading →

Holiday Break #SOL20

First, happy *insert your celebrations or lack there of* break. I've been a teacher since 1994 and, like most of the educators who follow this blog, I've never felt I needed a break like I do this year. We've started... Continue Reading →

2020: A Scrambled Season

I'm in bread making mode right now, waiting for my first batch to finish rising. It's a labor of love for those who I work with as I give a loaf of bread and a jar of salsa. This year... Continue Reading →

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Angela Prendergast

Educator. Poet. Self-Help Writer.

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