The Life of a Conflicted Teacher

Working hard to make sense of it all


April 2017

New Babies! #SOL

I'm in a terrible mood. A.L.I.C.E drill didn't go well at all. Our 8th graders are just so impulsive and loud. They wouldn't be quiet, they wouldn't help each other out, and all I could do at the time was... Continue Reading →

Can’t Stop The Writing Bug!

It seems that the writing bug has bit a little harder than I once thought! I enjoyed my two days off (Saturday watching my youngest daughter sing at our small group contest, Sunday, just being relaxing Sunday), but kept coming... Continue Reading →

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Teaching In Public

Living my best life (even if it means reminding myself that I'm "enough")

if you want kin, you must plant kin ...

you can't plant grass and reap kin

Hannah's Happenings!

A fun space for my thoughts to set up shop :)

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Where There's Joy

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Ethical ELA

choice and voice literacy

Raising Literate Humans

Join me on my journey to raise my children to read the word and read the world.

Elisa Waingort

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How I Lost My Chains

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Hashtag Teacher Life

I put the TEA in teacher...;)


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The journey of mothering, teaching, and living through an Orthodox Christian lens

Tammy's Reading/Writing Life

A force of nature who is a mother, wife, writer, teacher, coach, book fairy, and runner