The Life of a Conflicted Teacher

Working hard to make sense of it all


November 2013

But They Are Just…….

I'm on a roll today to watch out! :)I heard this once after a basketball game: "They are just middle school basketball players. What difference does it make?"Are you kidding me?? I love these kids: these hormonal, hyper, over stimulated, tech... Continue Reading →


Why would we create division on a team where there are enough divisions to begin with?Why would we exclude teammates who want to get better?Why would we want to cause hurt feelings?Why would anyone feel this kind of behavior is... Continue Reading →

“Today Was A Good Day”

First, a shout out to Ice Cube for the title of my blog.  While he may not be for everyone, it's a pretty good tune, although not quite for work! 🙂 However, yesterday was a good.  Between hormones, attitude, and... Continue Reading →

Chasing My Tail

Have you ever gotten on that amusement park ride that your kids love, but you look at with trepidation?  You are sitting there thinking to yourself that this may not have been the best idea and suddenly, you are screaming... Continue Reading →

Just a Little Edtech Experiment

Last week, I did a little playing with ed-tech and found myself thinking, "Why haven't I done this before??" I have a student who's had some real issues with attention to the point where it's difficult to put words on... Continue Reading →

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love always, caitlin

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Joyous Thoughts

It's not always pretty...but it certainly is Joyous

Rita DiCarne

Practicing What I Teach

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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


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