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The Life of a Conflicted Teacher

Working hard to make sense of it all

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September 2015

It’s Time to Organize #truecolors

A couple of weeks ago my superintendent, @duanewillhite, began following me.  It's a scary thing, have both of your bosses following you, but I've gained a new respect for both Mr. Whillhite and my principal, Mr. Gearhart (@nfvgearhart) as they... Continue Reading →

Friday Thoughts – Community

My wife and I moved into this community in 1999, with previous stops in Missouri, Alaska, and Minnesota.  At the time, we'd spent shorter amounts of time in each place for college and jobs.  At the time, our oldest daughter... Continue Reading →

A Bit of Reflection

Tonight is a bit of a throw back for me as I'm driving my oldest daughter to swim practice.  The last two years, when practices have switched from 4:00 PM to 6:45 PM, my job was driver.  I got to... Continue Reading →

My #DotDay Experiment

Today, for those of you didn't know, is #DotDay, a day based around Peter Reynolds' book The Dot. It's an awesome book where a little girl named Vashti, who claims she can't draw, is challenged to "just make your mark and... Continue Reading →

“I like what you are doing in there…..”

Sometimes, it just takes that. Today, we had an IEP meeting for a student, and afterwards, the special education teacher said that about what was happening in the our reading classroom he gets to be in with a number of... Continue Reading →

Friday Thoughts – Give them a hug, all of them

As a community, we've had two freak accidents that have put a former student and a current student into the hospital in the last four months. Elizabeth, a former student, was hit by a car riding her bike from piano... Continue Reading →

Welcome September!

Wow, we are in September? All ready? I started this last night, and just didn't get it finished because I've been late getting home, late getting supper, and late getting to bed.  Not exactly how I want my school year... Continue Reading →

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