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The Life of a Conflicted Teacher

Working hard to make sense of it all

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February 2012

The Silent Treatment

This morning was like any other morning, I came in, started getting things around for the day, and soon, students started entering to start their day as well.  The first student came in and asked a question, to which I... Continue Reading →

Conflicted indeed!

As a teacher, I love what I do and I do what I love.  Like all jobs, I have good days and bad, days where I'm behind the ball from the beginning or days where things are firing on all... Continue Reading →

Power of a Positive Message

In our grade level, the group reward system we use is based on compliments.  It was put into place many years ago, before I taught here.  It's works on the premise that after a certain number of compliments earned by... Continue Reading →

Five Things I’d Like My Teacher To Know About Me

A few days ago, I was challenged by Cristina Milos (@surreallyno) to continue a "meme" about the five things I'd like my teacher to know about me (here's her post about this topic). This meme was started by Allanah King (@allanahk) and... Continue Reading →

We are messy

Education is messy, period. I've written and rewritten this, going one direction and another, poor attitude and good, gumpy and happy.  My mind is going in a thousand directions, working on too many different problems and solutions, which I guess... Continue Reading →

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