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The Life of a Conflicted Teacher

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Rain Never Sounded So Good

So we've made it to our campsite outside of Boston and have had a great time so far. Our problem: obniouxs neighbors. #theyaretheworst Dropping f-bombs, kids being mouthy, a firework went off, the whole nine yards. And then it started... Continue Reading →

The Art of Gratitude #SOL21

NOTE: This was to be published for Two Writing Teacher's Slice of Life weekly writing on Tuesday. Go check out some awesome teacher writers who have posted amazing things! 🙂 Last March, when school was shut down, my wife and... Continue Reading →

Sunday Salutations: You Never Know Your Impact

It's Sunday. I've got my coffee. I've got my water. My cat, my wife next to me, and CBS Sunday Morning on the tv. Life is good. We've been (ok, she's been) working on changing a few habits of our... Continue Reading →

Currently #SOL21

My well-laid plan of notebooks and organization for my blog has fallen into disrepair and here I am writing at 8:55 PM with not much to put out there. So, we'll talk about how I'm doing currently. 🙂 Currently I'm... Continue Reading →

Goals for the Week! #Habit7 #LeaderinMe

Note: This was my blog on our Kidblog for this week! I will be adding to it on this blog, but you'll get the general idea! 🙂 Last week, I did NOT follow through on two of my three big... Continue Reading →

Gearing Up

15 days. #what 15 days of school left in a year that's saw much more grey hair plus the weight lost in the spring packed back on. #Ohdear Yes, as we said in church today: "This year has been....challenging." Challenging... Continue Reading →

Big Rocks (Goals for the week)

Note: This was posting to our classroom Kid Blog page, but I thought it good to post here too. Holds me accountable for what I need to do this week! 🙂 I was not successful with my Big Rocks from... Continue Reading →

Frustrated, Inc (But Maybe Not)

Frustrated, Inc feels like our lives right now. Pandemic, social unrest, educational battles, Iowa basketball, hell, daughters! 🙂 https://youtu.be/GLQ2TIul8pI In 1995, Soul Asylum wrote and performed a song titled Misery, where they sang about "Frustrated, Incorporated". We could build a... Continue Reading →

Friday Thoughts: And She Cried, Part 3

PLEASE NOTE: This was written in December, so a lot has happened since then. However, the meaning and emotion of the writing is eternal. I hope it speaks you in February the way it spoke to me right after that... Continue Reading →

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