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The Life of a Conflicted Teacher

Working hard to make sense of it all

Friday Thoughts – It’s Only a Diet Coke

As we did our Whole 30 plan, Diet Coke was my cheat. I held strong on the sweets, the bread, the pasta, THE CHEESE (who goes cold turkey on cheese??), but the Diet Coke was my weekend cheat. Friday nights,... Continue Reading →

The Morning Attitude – #SOL17

This morning I needed to pick up a thank you card for a friend, so I traveled out of the way because I didn't write it down in the book I carry everywhere with me. One of the issues I... Continue Reading →

Birthdays

It would seem fitting that yesterday, April 30, my blog got exactly zero views as yesterday was my birthday. My birthdays have never been monumental blowouts by any means. Our family was never the family who had large parties (or... Continue Reading →

You Should Try Even If You Fail – #SOL17

Look at me, I wrote this last night (Thursday) and set up to post it today! #winning I'm watching a continual stream of these types of videos to keep my head above water right now. This class as given us... Continue Reading →

#SOL17 – I Wish My Student Knew. . .

I had this great idea of blog (The West Wing is always a great thing to write about), but one of my students wrote a blog titled "I wish my teacher knew....." and she aired some "difficulties" about school. Now,... Continue Reading →

Trust Broken

I didn't get my Friday blog written, and I was kind of bummed about it because I'd been on a pretty good roll as of late. However, it didn't happen, and that's a trust broken to myself, which kind of... Continue Reading →

You Have to Love What You Do #SOL17

  In class, we are reading, Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry, and today, we read the section where Mary Logan sits down with her daughter, Cassie, and tells her that Mr. Barnett thinks whites are better than blacks. She tells... Continue Reading →

Friday Thoughts – Thistles in my Garden

It's Friday, my foot hurts, there's dirt under my fingernails. I've been in the garden! 🙂 Actually, I got out into the garden yesterday. Rain was in the forecast today and tomorrow, so left school, came home, got the tiller... Continue Reading →

Don’t You Just Love It?

Today was exhausting. Today was exciting. Today was draining. Today was fulfilling. Today was "salty" (as the kids love to say). Today was a blast. Today was a day I dreaded. Today was a day I looked forward to. Today,... Continue Reading →

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