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#SOLC20 – Day 25 – Ups and Down Come With the Territory

Today, we "met" with our students. #sixfeetapart I say met, but it was over our computers. We put Google Meet to the test of 80 kids, five teachers, and one administrator. Well, we invited everyone but got 35 kids, five... Continue Reading →

#SOLC20 – Day 4 – Music Heals the Soul

This morning, as I was getting my Twitter fix for the day, I came across this gem from @lizzy_ng:  I’m at school 2 hours after the bell blasting Pearl Jam and doing sub plans. You feel me? #RockonYoungGun I love... Continue Reading →

#SOLC20 – Day 3 – #LiveLikeLine

I have never been a volleyball fan. Ever. Not in high school. Not in college. Ever. My volleyball players would always come to the first couple of days of basketball under conditioned and complain about the running (cross country runners... Continue Reading →

#SOL20 Challenge – Day 1 – I am…..

Well, it's the 2020 Slice of Life Challenge and I'm already behind! #gofigure So, we'll start out with an oldie, but a goodie in terms of challenge slices.   I am nervous. I don't like feeling this unprepared for the... Continue Reading →

Twitterverse vs. Real Life #SOL20

Good morning to all. One of the things I've read time and time again, if you are going to write, just do it. #sorryNike So, here I am, just doing it! This morning, I came across this thread dealing with... Continue Reading →

Three Big Rocks #SOL20

During our Leader in Me lesson, Habit 3, Put First Things First, asks us to just that, to put first those things in our lives that are super important. There a video out there of Steven Covey with a volunteer... Continue Reading →

“I Don’t Care!” #SOL19

Note: This was to be done at the BEGINNING of November. I've been struggle to write even though my mind is cluttered with stuff to get out. Please excuse my lack of commitment and enjoy today's blog! 🙂 First, Happy... 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 →

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