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The Life of a Conflicted Teacher

Working hard to make sense of it all

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September 2014

My Friday Happy Thought

Yup, I'm going to hold myself to this one.  My class is 30 of the more talkative kids I've ever come across.  The tsunami of paperwork that both these kids and the district is creating has me a bit overwhelmed,... Continue Reading →

And Now, Something Completely Different

Monday's post was a bit of bummer to write. Today, something completely different! 🙂 We've struggled mightily with figuring out the ELA section of the Common Core like most have.  It's very broad, not overly specific, and just hard to wrap my... Continue Reading →

Can You Give Too Much?

It's been a few weeks since I've carved out the time to write.  My mind if teeming with ideas, both positive and not so much, but this is one that's just presented itself to me today. A little background, last... Continue Reading →

“What Are you Going To Do To Inspire Students?”

I just finished reading this great blog post by Terry Heick titled "What Are You Going To Do To Inspire Students?"  It's a very thoughtful piece that really doesn't answer that question for us, just poses it for us to... Continue Reading →

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