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The Life of a Conflicted Teacher

Working hard to make sense of it all

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October 2018

Happy Halloween!

  Ha! And you thought this was going to be a Halloween post! #foolmeonce We had practice this morning, and after practice, we have cinnamon rolls and chocolate milk. I get changed, hang out with the girls to listen to... Continue Reading →

If You Don’t Like Jack Black……#SOL18

.....this isn't a blog for you. I've never heard of Jack Black's comedic heavy metal group, Tenacious D, until a couple of weeks ago. #Iknowright I was bored and watching Facebook videos. I came across "Adults react and MEET Tenacious... Continue Reading →

Friday Thoughts: The Art of Noticing

Do we notice people around us? Really notice? #walkingbymakingnoeyecontact In late August, my sixth graders and I watched a TedTalk by Angela Maiers titled You Matter. I've seen this TedTalk with various classes and always pull a little something new from... Continue Reading →

Plot Twist: This Wasn’t My First Topic #SOL

I'd planned to write about how I'm tired of being flexible. But I can write about that anytime time, because I'm going to continue to frustrated with being tied into a pretzel by 17,000 schedule changes and ever changing expectations.... Continue Reading →

Friday Thoughts: Class Precepts

If you are a fan of the book, Wonder, then you know about class precepts. Mr. Browne would post one of these rules to live by each month and the students would discuss it, trying to gain their own meaning from the... Continue Reading →

The Power of the Big Brown Cow #SOL18

I'm biased. I love the Big Brown Cow, Brown Swiss. I love the gentle temperament and the fact they allow us to lead them. We've never felt scared working with our animals, yet, if they don't want to go, they... Continue Reading →

Friday Thoughts: Finding Character in an Unexpected Place

My head is just full of stuff to write about: our travels to the World Dairy Expo, the behavior of my class, great conversation with a Twitter friend, but this seems to float to the top. I've been very, VERY... Continue Reading →

“Danger is Real, but Fear is a Choice.” #SOL18

A friend of mine has been involved in suicide awareness for many years because of a friend who took his life. Today, he posted this on his Facebook page: Yesterday, I was at a customer's office in Dike and the... Continue Reading →

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