The Life of a Conflicted Teacher

Working hard to make sense of it all


March 2013

My first question

We've entered that time in Iowa where we are discussing, re-discussing, hashing and re-hashing Iowa's educational future.  I will be the first to admit, as a state, we've rested on the "well, we are number 1" for far too long.... Continue Reading →

My first EdCamp Experience

Last Saturday, I had the opportunity to experience what seems to be the buzz on Twitter and beyond, the idea of the "EdCamp".  I walked in with the expectation that I'd be learning about technology, have the opportunity to meet... Continue Reading →

Our Hour in “Poverty”

This afternoon, as part of our professional development, we took part in a poverty simulation put on by Northeast Iowa Community Action.  The purpose, pretty obvious, to give us who are decidedly middle class teachers a small sampling of what... Continue Reading →

March Madness

I'll admit it, I'm a sucker for any basketball game: men, women, college, high school, jr. high, you name it I'll watch it. Heck, I've been known to watch 5th and 6th grade basketball games, without my own kids playing... Continue Reading →

An Interesting Perspective

Today, I took a half a sick day because I had to take my daughter to the orthodontist.  Now, to the five of you who read this blog, that may not seem like a huge ordeal, and to be quite honest... Continue Reading →

Stepping Back

Not really an educational post, but something tugging at my heart lately.   I've slacked off this week for the simple reason that life is getting in the way of my writing (if you call this writing).  School is getting... Continue Reading →

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