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Last Blog of the Month – Stand Down

Yesterday, I typically post to Two Writing Teachers website, particiapting in the Slice of Life, where we write about a slice of our lives, and comment on others. It's a great place to write, a great group of teacher-writers, but... Continue Reading →

She Really Loves Me #SOL20

This is what my wife brought home for me. We've both been stressed about teaching, both being full time face to face. Her 12 transitional kindergarteners and my 76 sixth graders (plus multiple interactions with other kids/grade levels) have us... Continue Reading →

Change Your Lens #SOL20

"Change your lens." It seems pretty easy, doesn't it? If you don't like the focus, change the lens. Change the view. Change your perspective. #yeahright We watched this TedTalk titled, "Celebrate What is Right with the World", by Dewitt Jones.... Continue Reading →

Read The Room #SOL20

I love that I can tell the stories for teachers who can't for whatever reason. It is empowering for them, just seeing their stories out there. For me, it's empowering as well, knowing my blog is being used for good... Continue Reading →

Fairs – Covid Style #SOL20

Hello blog (and those who read it)! Long time, no words, which is sad because I've had SO MANY words to say since I last wrote. The problem is, many of them have not been appropriate, thus my blog has... Continue Reading →

Covid Vacation #SOL20

This was meant for the Two Writing Teachers website and their Slice of Life Challenge, but it just didn't make it there. Enjoy all the same! 🙂 Hey Blog! How have you been doing? And hello to you, my faithful... Continue Reading →

Intend – #SOL20

Intend to have in mind as something to be done or brought about; plan: This virus has been a parade of suckatude on a monumental level. So, my wife and I have decided to do follow "Yoga with Adriene". She... Continue Reading →

Friday Thoughts (on Saturday): I Believe We Will Win

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BBre0xNcr5c I'm in the middle of my 1:00 AM - 3:00 AM "awake as f*ck" stage. Not sure why, but almost every night for a week, I'm up at this time. I'm thinking that I'll go on YouTube Live with... Continue Reading →

#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 →

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