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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! ūüôā 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 →

A Time for Calm: Part Deux #SOL19

On a¬†couple of weeks ago, I wrote about Calm.com here, talking about our beginning interaction with mindfulness and what I'm expecting going forward. #growingandlearning My principal is a logical man, and when given information in sensible manner, will listen, and... Continue Reading →

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When Will We As a Profession Learn or A Tale of Two Teachers #SOL19

I've had this written down for a few days now. It's gotten into my craw and is festering until I get it written, so why not now? First, I've written about this twice, first in 2015 in a blog titled,¬†A... Continue Reading →

#SOL15 – Day 15 – A Random, A Recap, A Review, and a Question

First, I've read a few Harry Potter slices (bless you, Potterheads), so a few facts for you. According to Pottermore, I belong to Ravenclaw (I'm a teacher, I have to be quirky at times!). My Patronus is a weasel, a... Continue Reading →

#SOL19 – Day 11 – Slow Down!

This weekend was a trying one for many reasons. First, our daughter brings a truck load of drama where ever she goes. I love her dearly because she's¬†got a big heart, a big voice, and is capable¬†of so much, but... Continue Reading →

#SOLC19 Day 5: Living With A Stroke

Luke Perry's massive stroke and later passing due to said stroke gives me goosebumps every time it's mentioned on TV. Why? Because I suffer a stroke in 2016. #excuseme It wasn't¬†anything like what happened to Luke Perry, but you cannot... Continue Reading →

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