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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Words from JL

"Refirement" - teaching and learning

The Space Between the Pages

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


my slice of life writing

keepin' it small

big dreams, small bubble