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The Life of a Conflicted Teacher

Working hard to make sense of it all

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December 2020

2020 in a Nutshell: Scattered!

First, Happy New Year's Eve! Our big event, going out to buy a bottle of champaign that we may drink early then go to bed! If ever there was a year to usher out, this would be the one. However,... Continue Reading →

A Snowstorm? It’s 2020, Why Now? #SOL20

It's 10:45 PM central time and the "winter storm" has fizzled out. #booooooo I love a good winter storm. This one dropped 4" - 5" of snow with a little wind. The thing I love about storms like this, the... Continue Reading →

Holiday Break #SOL20

First, happy *insert your celebrations or lack there of* break. I've been a teacher since 1994 and, like most of the educators who follow this blog, I've never felt I needed a break like I do this year. We've started... Continue Reading →

2020: A Scrambled Season

I'm in bread making mode right now, waiting for my first batch to finish rising. It's a labor of love for those who I work with as I give a loaf of bread and a jar of salsa. This year... Continue Reading →

Calm, Calm is Good #SOL20

As a husband, parent, and teacher, it is very rare that I lose my cool. My daughters can count on one hand the number of times I've gotten really angry. My students know that if I'm really quiet, then they... Continue Reading →

Iowa: The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly #SOL20

Iowa: The Good Tonight, the Iowa Hawkeyes played the North Carolina Tarheels in a much anticipated game in the Big 10/ACC Challenge. Iowa has a once in a generation team with a ton of experience and a player of year... Continue Reading →

Find Your Joy #SOL20

It's 10:44 PM and I'm stuck. I have a great idea for a blog, but it's more than 15 minutes of writing, which I guess is a good thing, but yet, I have 15 minutes to get this under deadline!... Continue Reading →

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