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Friday Thoughts: 5 Things That Have Brought Me Joy

Good morning to my 20 readers (yes, my mom talked a few of her geriatric friends into signing up via email), long time no write. I've read a lot about how joy is being lost in today's world. As we... Continue Reading →

Honor Society Pledge – #SOL19

Last night, I got to see an awesome group of former students be inducted into the National Honor Society by another awesome group of former students. I've not seen many of these students since they stepped out of my classroom,... Continue Reading →

Making a Difference #SOL19

On a good day, I feel like an average teacher. I've battled a lot of self-doubt this year with my ability to make a difference with students. I just don't feel that connection with this class that I have in the... Continue Reading →

A Time To Be Calm #SOL19

A while back, I got the message that Calm.com was giving away a number of their premium subscriptions to educators for them to use in school. I quick got myself on their list, shot out a bunch of tweets/Facebook messages... Continue Reading →

10 Things Tuesday – #SOL19

Good morning fellow bloggers and Slice of Lifers and whoever else may stumble across this little gem today. I've been pretty well stuck writing for a while, both because I cannot shake this feeling of exhaustion (fell asleep last night... Continue Reading →

A blog from the past: We Are On A Special Kind of Team

I've been looking back at my writing. Some of it's drivel, but some of it hits messages that I try to talk to my students about in class. This one is five years old (damn) but the message is one... Continue Reading →

#SOL19 – Day 31 – A Reflection of Writing

Well, we did, didn't we!?! 31 days of writing. 31 days of noticing the little things. 31 days of noticing emotions. 31 days of being in the moment. #31daysofcomplainingfrommystudents As I looked back at the past three years of "Day 31"... Continue Reading →

Friday Thoughts: Believe in the Best

A fine good morning (or afternoon or evening, depending on your time zone). Today, I'm all out of sorts. First, I forgot to schedule pictures for our club team. Not that it was a huge deal, but "all the other... Continue Reading →

Friday Thoughts: The World Needs More…..

It's the 28th of December, and I'm starting to think about school. Not much yet, but it's creeping back into my consciousness. Lessons, assessments, ranking, grading, professional development, all the while wondering, is this the right thing for my students?... Continue Reading →

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