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The Life of a Conflicted Teacher

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Why I’m Dialing Back Social Media #SOL18

Sure, I bought in the narrative hook, line, and sinker. Join this new social media, you'll be better for it! I got myself Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, and used it for good, not evil. I found coaches I could connect to,... Continue Reading →

Happy Halloween!

  Ha! And you thought this was going to be a Halloween post! #foolmeonce We had practice this morning, and after practice, we have cinnamon rolls and chocolate milk. I get changed, hang out with the girls to listen to... Continue Reading →

A Complaint, then The Week That Was…#SOL18

First, the complaint. Our students get out on Thursday, good for them! I've been flooded with late work being turned in because, starting in April, we said "do it now or in summer school". Our summer school list was released... Continue Reading →

Valentine’s Day 2018

Today is Valentine's Day, a day of love, chocolate, and sappy, syrupy cards. #meh The problem is I'm a sappy, syrupy kind of guy, as both my wife and daughters will attest to. I enjoy the giving part of Valentine's... Continue Reading →

Friday Thoughts: Worry

NOTE: While I'd love for you to read on, this is another dumping of yuck out of my head. Please feel free to move on. Either that or read at your own risk. 🙂   Yup, it's the beginning of... Continue Reading →

Trying To Declutter My Mind

I've not written in a couple of weeks, and my mine is just bogged down in a mess of emotions and experiences and whatever else you'd like to thrown in there for good measure. So, if you manage to follow... Continue Reading →

A Follow up – Appreciation

This will be a quick blog because it's the end of the year, my students are stressed, I'm stressed, my daughter is flying to Germany tomorrow (which adds more stress), and grades are due in a week. #ack However, I... Continue Reading →

Trust Broken

I didn't get my Friday blog written, and I was kind of bummed about it because I'd been on a pretty good roll as of late. However, it didn't happen, and that's a trust broken to myself, which kind of... Continue Reading →

Don’t You Just Love It?

Today was exhausting. Today was exciting. Today was draining. Today was fulfilling. Today was "salty" (as the kids love to say). Today was a blast. Today was a day I dreaded. Today was a day I looked forward to. Today,... Continue Reading →

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