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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: Accountability

The words have been hard to come by over the last few weeks, but I feel like I've turned a corner of sorts. My accountability partner texted me tonight, asking if my blogs was done. #damnit I'm in the Twin... Continue Reading →

#SOL18 – Day 27 – “Happy Feelings Gone”

This is a line from the Pixar movie, Finding Nemo. For those who are living in an alternative universe, who don't have kids/grandkids/nephews/nieces or who are cut off from technology (and thus won't be reading this blog), here's the clip where the... Continue Reading →

#SOL18 – Day 22 – Inspire Me

Yesterday just sucked. Thanks to our Republican legislature's decision to take out much of what teachers can bargain for, our negotiation's team came to us an update that wasn't real upbeat, then we spent 45 minutes kicking that dead horse,... Continue Reading →

Friday Thoughts: I’m On A Bus

Happy Friday, my blogging friends and readers.We are in-route to a fitness center about a hour from our school. Swimming, basketball, volleyball, weight room and a walking track are ours for the day! But, it's long bus ride, and that... Continue Reading →

#SOL17 Challenge – Day 18 – “Beauty and Beast”

Today, I took my lovely wife to see Beauty and the Beast and we were not disappointed. Apparently, I'm a rare breed, liking both athletics and sports stuff AND musicals because I loved this movie! It said relatively true to the... Continue Reading →

#SOL17 Challenge – Day 5 – Basketball

My word of the day: basketball. Yup, basketball. Now, I know my 5 of my seven readers are thinking, "Good grief man, let it go," but seriously, it's in my blood (that and the season is done!). It's that classroom... Continue Reading →

#SOL17 Challenge – Day 2 – Laughter

Today's word: laughter. If you've read any of our student blogs from yesterday, I've got a small population that's REALLY ticked at me for "tricking them" into signing up for the challenge. In their first blogs, they expressed their displeasure with... Continue Reading →

Please, Tell Me Again Why You Don’t Reach Out #sol17

My wife is an amazing woman. Beautiful, smart, has raised two strong daughters, can cook anything, and takes zero crap from me! Right now, she's reading Creative Curriculum, a preschool curriculum that Head Start is using. She came across this gem... Continue Reading →

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