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The Life of a Conflicted Teacher

Working hard to make sense of it all

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January 2021

Friday Thoughts: A Needed Smile

The last few posts have been pretty heavy. I've been told by someone close to me, I'm sounding jaded (which I am) and that if I have 10 years left in the profession I love (which I do) I need... Continue Reading →

“Schools should be palaces” #SOL21 #iaedchat #iaedfutre

First, random thought for the day. I love house/dance/remix podcasts. While it a cliche, I love the big producers as well. I'm listening to episode # 718 of Clublife by Tiesto. It is thumping in my room and I'm loving... Continue Reading →

Friday Thoughts: “What We Take For Granted”

Damn. Just damn. Not 5 minutes ago, I had a former sixth grader come to me and say, "Mr. Johnston, would you like to do an experiment with me?" #distrustsensesactivate Now, this girl is NOT one I'd distrust by any... Continue Reading →

Stuck #SOL21

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9nyFn_E_iv4 I am Pooh Bear. Stuck #ugh This is what midlife feels like to me right now. My wife and I are both in that position in our lives where we just don't feel like we are doing anything important.... Continue Reading →

The Best Christmas Gift Ever #SOL21

Ok, this is just silly, but I need silly right now. Our President is about to be impeached AGAIN, our governor has basically said kids must get back to school without listening to teachers, and my world is spinning out... Continue Reading →

One Little Word Revised #SOL21

Happy New Year Slice of Lifers (and everyone else who reads this hot mess!). I hope this beginning week of 2021 has been especially sweet for you. Who knew at this point last year that we'd be in the pickle... Continue Reading →

My One Little Word: Clarity #OLW2021

This blog won't be very long as I really want to get this done on January 1. My life, in my humble opinion, is a mess of distractions and "SQUIRREL" moments. I feel like I get going on something, then,... Continue Reading →

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