The Life of a Conflicted Teacher

Working hard to make sense of it all


May 2023

Friday Thoughts: 23 Years

23 years. It's a long time to be in one place. Yet, that's what I'm walking away from, probably today. 23 years in our school district. #damnyouareold Hush. I couldn't write about this Tuesday. I was tied up in knots,... Continue Reading →

Appreciate The Things Around You #SOL23

I'm writing this in our little camper. We've taken Friday off to go camping in an amazing state park in our corner of the world: Yellow River State Park. We are here for a 5K trail race tomorrow. Last year's... Continue Reading →

Teacher Appreciation #SOL23

It's Teacher Appreciation Week. #ladefreakingda As I've gotten older, I've become much more cynical about days like this one. And since 2020, WAY more so. In 2020, we were heroes. "Give teachers raises," they said. "They deserve our respect," they... Continue Reading →

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Bridgette Tales

Everybody has a story. Here's a little of mine.

The Life of a Conflicted Teacher

Working hard to make sense of it all

Andrea, Children’s Book Illustrator

Children's book illustrator

Words from JL

"Refirement" - teaching and learning

The Space Between the Pages

Reading, reflecting, acting, and writing


Learn about our adventures in RV camping!

love always, caitlin

my feeble attempt at capturing this "one wild and precious life"

Joyous Thoughts

It's not always pretty...but it certainly is Joyous

Rita DiCarne

Practicing What I Teach

Inspire. Create. Motivate.

Supporting Early Childhood Education.

Soapbox: The Way I see Things

shouting my heart out for all who may listen

Kinder Kaleidoscope

Tales of Classroom Magic

Ms. Chen in the Middle

“[Kids] don't remember what you try to teach them. They remember what you are.” ― Jim Henson