The Life of a Conflicted Teacher

Working hard to make sense of it all


March 2012

March Madness

I'll be the first to admit, I love basketball.  Going into college, I'd always pictured myself as a high school social studies teacher and football coach, but it's funny where life takes you. I coached football in college and really... Continue Reading →

“One Bad Apple”

No no no, I'm not going to go off on the Iowa legistature for discussing mandatory retention of lower reading third graders (though I should), nor am I going to go off on the Dallas Cowboys for their possible salary... Continue Reading →

Why not?

Yesterday's post was pretty down, and with good reason.  Our district ship is dead in the water, with the sharks closing in on all sides, smelling blood in the water (dramatic much??). However, I went home last night, and enjoy... Continue Reading →


I work hard to keep myself positive. This will not be one of those posts.  If the negative vibe isn't for you, I understand, but I'd not keep reading too much more. We are not a large school, about 450... Continue Reading →

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The Life of a Conflicted Teacher

Working hard to make sense of it all

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