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The Life of a Conflicted Teacher

Working hard to make sense of it all

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Blogging, student writing, education

I am……#SOL21

Today, it's early and my attitude is shot all ready. So, we'll do a little mind dump here, getting me back on track! Right? RIGHT? #yeahsurewhateveryousaydude *sigh* Even my hashtags are sarcastic! 🙂 Anyway, I am: happy that last night,... Continue Reading →

The Art of Pulling Weeds #SOL21

We have two veggies gardens on our little piece of heaven. We typically have herbs (basil, oregano, cilantro, thyme, mint), beans (black and green), tomatoes (any number of varieties), peppers (same thing as tomatoes), squash (pumpkins, butternut, and acorn), watermelon,... Continue Reading →

But Will We Remember?

47 - 53 21 - 29 Girls basketball scores? Ha! I wish. Today, the Iowa Legislature decided to take a page out of the Scott Walker Handbook and gut the collective bargaining code in Iowa known as Chapter 20. I've got... Continue Reading →

The Value of a Picture

Today, I spied one of my students on her phone in the hallway. While we aren't the "kids should never have a phone out ever" kind of school, in the hallway of the middle school isn't allowed and the students... Continue Reading →

Two Years into My Social Media Experiment

Two years ago, our superintendent issued a challenge to our staff: get out and try social media, especially take a look at Twitter. To take a step back, I'd tried social media, I had my Facebook page and thought, "Twitter??... Continue Reading →

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