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A Step In The Right Direction #SOL21

I received an email that I would have loved to have written about today. It spoke to me on a very personal level and I'll probably write about it the coming days. But not today. Today, we learned that Derek... Continue Reading →

#SOLC21 – Day 29 – Currently

I'm feeling my 49 years, 333 days today. #teachertired So, I'm borrowing a blog from a very talented Slicer, Britt over at Multifaceted Musings, and her blog titled Currently. Thank you, Britt for showing us this format! 🙂 Currently noticing... Continue Reading →

#SOLC21 – Day 23 -Too Many Chickens

We have too many damn chickens. #cluckcluckcluck We've always had them since we've been out here. We built the chicken coop many years ago (the year is written on one of the beams in the barn), and always had a... Continue Reading →

#SOLC21 – Day 21 – You Find Inspiration in Different Places

We'll start this out by saying I know nothing about wrestling. I didn't wrestle in elementary, middle, or high school. We live in an area where wrestling in big time, and honestly, I don't see it. I love basketball, football,... Continue Reading →

#SOLC21 – Day 19 – Good Dog News

I am trying to be positive, I am. I had my cranky girls in my homeroom do so some good work this morning. I was feeling going about my next hour class until I had a student tell me to... Continue Reading →

#SOLC21 – Day 11 – “Seasoned Slicer”

I had my name attached to the words, "Seasoned Slicer". I laughed. If seasoned means salty, that's me. And I say this because looking back, I was able to get a TON of comments written. I feel like I'm failing... Continue Reading →

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 →

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