The Life of a Conflicted Teacher

Working hard to make sense of it all


December 2011

Leading by Following

I'll come right out and say it: I'm not a leader. I never have been, probably never will be.  I don't crave the spotlight, the responsibility, nor do I want any of the accolades that come with being a successful... Continue Reading →

Kids Say the Darndest Things

Original thought I know...something to work on as I expand this blogging idea! We try to do writing prompts on a daily basis. I'll be the first to admit, sometimes, the prompts are terrible, just terrible and I end of... Continue Reading →

What we say does matter

This morning I was behind the 8-ball in a bad way.  Between trying to get one sullen teenaged daughter moving, helping my wife around (ACL surgery two weeks ago), and trying to get myself ready, I arrived at school in... Continue Reading →

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