The Life of a Conflicted Teacher

Working hard to make sense of it all


August 2011

Teach Like A Roofer

As our first two days of school ended, I was met with a "please stop sending me things on Twitter" edict from two teachers. Both claimed they didn't have the time or the inclination to go through all the "stuff"... Continue Reading →

Positive Living

Before I taught in Iowa, I was a fifth grade teacher in Missouri for four years.  We moved to Missouri in large part because my wife found a job first. She was a high school English teacher for two years,... Continue Reading →


First, welcome to my little corner of the world.   My plan for this blog is like a river, it's fast moving, yet meandering.  It's deep in some spots, certainly shallow in others. Finally, some days it will seem like... Continue Reading →

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