The Life of a Conflicted Teacher

Working hard to make sense of it all

#SOL18 – Day 4 – Just Like That….

Just like that, I'm out of the running..... Just like that, a streak of 66 straight days, 2 years plus 2 days, of the challenge are broken.... Just like that..... *p*ssedoff I'm a fairly competitive person, so throw the word... Continue Reading →

#SOL18 – Day 2 – The Obligitory Basketball Post

If you are one of 12 readers of my blog (thanks Mom for recruiting some of your friends!), then you know I'm a basketball junkie. I'll watch just about any basketball I can find. Fifth grade recess? Sure! High school... Continue Reading →

#SOL18 – Day 1 – My own “I Am…..”

Tuesday, I had my students think about how they'd describe themselves to someone else using "I am" statements. I thought this would be a great way to start out my own Slice of Life! ๐Ÿ™‚ I am a husband to... Continue Reading →

“I am…..” #SOL18

First, something mindless and fun: We came across this gem as we were investigating Hulu for the first time. It's part of theย Big Block SingSong series, a 15 minute clip of silly songs. This was the first one... Continue Reading →

It’s Not Easy… #SOL18

Yesterday, we learned with Trevor Ragan (@train_ugly) of Train Ugly. It was a great day of learning, I can't say anything otherwise. Jungle tigers, zoo tigers, lizard brains, and so many more pieces of research and data to push ourselves... Continue Reading →

Valentine’s Day 2018

Today is Valentine's Day, a day of love, chocolate, and sappy, syrupy cards. #meh The problem is I'm a sappy, syrupy kind of guy, as both my wife and daughters will attest to. I enjoy the giving part of Valentine's... Continue Reading →

Snow Day = Uniquely Perfect #SOL18

Last Friday was a snow day, a glorious, beautiful snow day. I don't know how many snow days I've had over my career, but last Friday was one that was special. I can't explain why it what it was. We... Continue Reading →

What Are We Doing? #SOL18

Warning: Giant venting going on here. If you are in a good place, you may want to stop here! ๐Ÿ™‚ My writing has been off for the last month, and I was trying to decide which to post: a snarky... Continue Reading →

My #OLW2018: Perseverance #SOL18

Hello there bloggers and readers of blogs! ๐Ÿ™‚ Like I mentioned in an earlier blog, I've written this post a number of time. Each time I wrote it, it just seems trite and insignificant. The word meant little to me... Continue Reading →

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