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The Life of a Conflicted Teacher

Working hard to make sense of it all

Plot Twist: This Wasn’t My First Topic #SOL

I'd planned to write about how I'm tired of being flexible. But I can write about that anytime time, because I'm going to continue to frustrated with being tied into a pretzel by 17,000 schedule changes and ever changing expectations.... Continue Reading →

Friday Thoughts: Class Precepts

If you are a fan of the book, Wonder, then you know about class precepts. Mr. Browne would post one of these rules to live by each month and the students would discuss it, trying to gain their own meaning from the... Continue Reading →

The Power of the Big Brown Cow #SOL18

I'm biased. I love the Big Brown Cow, Brown Swiss. I love the gentle temperament and the fact they allow us to lead them. We've never felt scared working with our animals, yet, if they don't want to go, they... Continue Reading →

Friday Thoughts: Finding Character in an Unexpected Place

My head is just full of stuff to write about: our travels to the World Dairy Expo, the behavior of my class, great conversation with a Twitter friend, but this seems to float to the top. I've been very, VERY... Continue Reading →

“Danger is Real, but Fear is a Choice.” #SOL18

A friend of mine has been involved in suicide awareness for many years because of a friend who took his life. Today, he posted this on his Facebook page: Yesterday, I was at a customer's office in Dike and the... Continue Reading →

Friday Thoughts: The Finger

#gotchaagain You thought middle finger and thought it was something awful! Bad readers! 🙂 I'm not sure what brought this memory back, but it's kind of a fun one that I wanted to share. We went to Disney World ten... Continue Reading →

My Mission Statement #SOL18

This will be Day 3 of 49 in my 7 x 7 Contract. #pleaseexplain Yes, this drives my wife crazy too, when I don't put the needed details in when talking with her. Sometimes it's the stroke, sometimes it just... Continue Reading →

Friday Thoughts: Accountability

The words have been hard to come by over the last few weeks, but I feel like I've turned a corner of sorts. My accountability partner texted me tonight, asking if my blogs was done. #damnit I'm in the Twin... Continue Reading →

“I can’t always be positive, but I can have faith.” #SOL18

I sat down a number of times yesterday and just drew a blank on what to write for my Slice of Life Tuesday blog. I'm back to "this is simplistic" compared to other blogs I've read lately. The words aren't... Continue Reading →

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