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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/

Alive and Running #SOL22

I was so disappointed last night that I'd missed the Slice of LIfe writing day. My writing has suffered from a major lack of focus and I look forward to those days. When my wife pointed out that it was,... Continue Reading →

Being a Learner #SOL22

Holy crap, what have I gotten myself into? #uhoh I can't say no. I should be able to. I'm 51 freaking years old. But I can't. I was asked to teach another technology class, a sixth-grade one, to go with... Continue Reading →

Summer Break – #SOL22

Hello blogging family! #helloyoudoofus Hey now! No name-calling, yet! 🙂 It's been a hot minute since I've put my random thought on a computer screen. Why is that, you might ask. Summer break. Both my wife and I have finished... Continue Reading →

Thoughtful Tuesday: This is It (For Another Year)

Last day. Last day of possibly the most draining year of a 26-year career. Between the political nonsense of vouchers, no teaching of topics that might make someone feel uncomfortable, critical race theory, lack of funding, and the public turning... Continue Reading →

Be Encouraged #SOL22

This was the title of a blog I was going to write last week. A student had said something relatively nice and I was shocked at how nice it made me feel. It got run over by the last three... Continue Reading →

Two Days #SOL22

This past weekend, we took our camper our for the first time. It's May and we are doing this for the first time! It been cold and rainy and windy for weeks, but this past weekend, we had plans! #what... Continue Reading →

As I Get Older…. #SOL22

Last Saturday was my birthday. #woot It was a calm day. We had a late breakfast/early lunch, puttered around the house, then packed up and went into town to play cards with our group. It was our first time of... Continue Reading →

So What If……#SOL22

Just some random thoughts for this fine Tuesday So, what if..... we could get humans to Mars, what would we find? We watch CNN10 on Tuesdays and Thursdays (more since Ukraine was invaded), and they've talked about commercial space travel... Continue Reading →

Friday Thoughts: The Things We Notice About Our Passions

Yesterday was our Leader in Me time during our homeroom period. My kids were grumpy because we didn't go outside, but such is life. We'd not had a homeroom time in a while and the videos we watched were pretty... Continue Reading →

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