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The Life of a Conflicted Teacher

Working hard to make sense of it all

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March 2017

#SOL17 Challenge – Day 31 – A Reflection of Writing

Hey, we've made it! 31 days straight of funny, sad, inspirational, and sometimes "meh" writing, we've come to the finish line. I looked back at my last year's blog on March 31, and got zero inspiration from it because instead... Continue Reading →

#SOL17 Challenge – Day 30 – #MOedchat

As I write this, I'm participating in one of my favorite Twitter chats: #moedchat My online presence started with a challenge from a former superintendent to try social media over the summer and see what we thought. She was very... Continue Reading →

#SOL17 Challenge – Day 29 – I Love Teaching Middle School

I'm starting my writing early for a change! 🙂 I love teaching middle school students. I love their quirky, awkward style. I love the fact they think of themselves as ridiculously cool, only to find themselves looking with disdain at the... Continue Reading →

#SOL17 Challenge – Day 28 – Don’t You Hate It When……

Don't you hate it when people talk in a movie theatre? Don't you hate it when your have to scrap frost off your car because your daughter left it outside? Don't you hate it when you loss the page in... Continue Reading →

#SOL17 Challenge – Day 27 – Keep It Simple!

Ok, that's more than one than one word, but then again, I've gotten away from the single words blogs, which is ok. This blog is all about going with the flow and the moment! 🙂 Yesterday, this blog, by Ron Sen,... Continue Reading →

#SOL17 Challenge – Day 26 – Smile

As I've been reading my student blogs (there are SO MANY of them), I've been coming back to Breanna's work and this one in particular. She writes about how we see the reasons to cry all around us, yet, we... Continue Reading →

#SOL17 Challenge – Day 25 – Self talk

  As we returned from a visit to our oldest daughter in Ames, we listened to Mary Kay Mueller's, Taking Care of Me: The Habits of Happiness. One of the parts talked about what self-talk. First, she talks about our brain... Continue Reading →

#SOL17 Challenge – Day 24 – Happy

Nothing much today but happy. Happy to see my oldest daughter. Happy to see my youngest daughter struggle with this college decision. She's been pretty hell bent on a certain college (#goHawkeyes), but got a great pitch recently from Iowa... Continue Reading →

#SOL17 Challenge – Day 23 – Currently

  Currently, I thought I'd give this format as it does lead to some interesting insights into people. Currently, I have plans to plant seeds, visit my wife for lunch, and do school work this afternoon. Currently, we are attempting... Continue Reading →

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