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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 →

And They Cried….and It Was Ok #SOL18

Smack me if you've heard this story before! 🙂 It would appear that this team is growing on me because here I am, writing my Slice of Live (late, again), talking about my basketball team. But then again, it's that... Continue Reading →

Friday Thoughts: Class Precepts

If you are a fan of the book, Wonder, then you know about class precepts. Mr. Browne would post one of these rules to live by each month and the students would discuss it, trying to gain their own meaning from the... Continue Reading →

Friday Thoughts: Finding Character in an Unexpected Place

My head is just full of stuff to write about: our travels to the World Dairy Expo, the behavior of my class, great conversation with a Twitter friend, but this seems to float to the top. I've been very, VERY... Continue Reading →

“Danger is Real, but Fear is a Choice.” #SOL18

A friend of mine has been involved in suicide awareness for many years because of a friend who took his life. Today, he posted this on his Facebook page: Yesterday, I was at a customer's office in Dike and the... Continue Reading →

Friday Thoughts: Don’t Tell Me What You Can’t Do……

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BRttFSTDtJQ   Being a Leader in Me advisor for our school (with no training at this point), I'm always on the look out for something that will inspire and show students how to be leaders. I found that last night... 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 →

#SOL18 – Day 30 – Hope

One more post about Washington D.C. and I promise I'm done. I've been here three times: once a Boy Scout in 1985(ish), once we drove out with our 6 and 4 year old daughters. We camped for a night outside... Continue Reading →

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