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The Life of a Conflicted Teacher

Working hard to make sense of it all

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Darin Johnston

Just a guy from Iowa, who's suddenly found himself at a place in life he never expected to be 20 years ago! I live on an acreage with my wife, two daughters, two dogs, seven cats, chickens, two cows, and quarter acre garden. Find me at my blog: Life of a Conflicted Teacher https://iowaconflictedteacher.com/

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 →

Those Little Things

It's all about the little things in life. #dangstraight A student brought in a set of masks for our class today, made by his grandmother. I was sitting down to email this student's mother to get an address to write... Continue Reading →

The Playing Field Project #SOL20

I know people who do amazing things. A few years ago (was it that long ago) that wrote about a former student named Kara and her writing. She's continued to write and has put out some pretty amazing stories on... Continue Reading →

The Suckatude of Covid #SOL20

This is a curmudgeonly slice of life, so reader take heed. Covid-19. 2020. If I could take my Time-Turner (we'll see how many nerds read this) and go back, I'd put a stop to Covid and make 2020 something worth... Continue Reading →

School Would Be Better If…..

For a Leader in Me lesson, I'm having the kids write about the title of this blog. I thought, "What the heck," and am writing about it too. I'm also putting this up on my projector so they can see.... Continue Reading →

Vote. Just Go Vote. #SOL20

Today is my second favorite day of the election cycle! Election Day! Our day to cast our vote for the men and women we feel will lead our country forward. What is my favorite day of the election cycle, you... Continue Reading →

Homeroom #SOL20

Not going to lie, I struggled coming up with a blog. My mind is so jumbled and tired it's hard to think. I love basketball, but am doubting my life choices for this season because I go home, sit, and... Continue Reading →

A Tiny Ray of Sunshine #SOL20

I'm tired. I get home and grading papers just seems like too much. I get home and it's difficult to sit down in front of the TV, let alone think about school. Mask, no mask, obnoxious behavior, not feeling a... Continue Reading →

“We Are In A Moment.” #SOL20

I normally don't write much about politics as it is such a dumpster fire right now, but this was an experience worth sharing. Last Friday night, my wife and I got the task of hanging political information for a friend... Continue Reading →

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