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The Life of a Conflicted Teacher

Working hard to make sense of it all

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January 2016

Friday Thoughts: Post #300

Three hundred blogs posts. That's a lot of writing, a lot of words, a lot of hot air for sure! I've written about poop, technology, teaching, family, highs, lows, and many other things in between. What am I most proud... Continue Reading →

What Are We Willing To Do?

Yup, it's that time of year, the annual Iowa "Budget Dance and Hoedown", better known as the Iowa Legislative session, 2016.  I'd like to throw out a bunch of key legislators and government officials and their roles in this hoedown, but it's... Continue Reading →

Tuesday Thoughts – Impact

Edit because it's actually Tuesday, not Friday when I started writing this blog! 🙂 This basketball season has been a challenge for me, one of the most challenging I've had in the 15 years that I've coached!  I've coached 5th... Continue Reading →

Little Things Add Up

Yesterday, I questioned a lot about life, between teaching, parenting, relationships in general.  It was as if things just piled and piled and piled on, without end.  I went to bed feeling pretty crappy about everything I do. I didn't... Continue Reading →

The Power of Community

Saturday morning, I had the chance to take part in an activity I'd never done, volunteering with a group of teachers to help with a mobile food pantry. First off, this is part of what I've decided I want to... Continue Reading →

#OneLittleWord2016 – Be

First blog post of the New Year! 🙂 And not only is this the first post, but I have students watching me write it.....ohhhhhh scary! I've toyed with a number of "one words" over the last few days. I'm not... Continue Reading →

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