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#SOLC21 – Day 8 – Currently

Yeah, I'm stealing this from a bunch of people! 🙂 Currently annoyed by: Iowa in general. I'm writing about this tomorrow. We are not in a good place, not at all.Educational policy that tells us our kids are "behind". Behind... Continue Reading →

#SOLC21 – Day 4 – Consistency

I've struggled with consistency my whole life. Whether it be with the friends that I had or didn't have, with my own grades in high school or college, relationships, school, family, whatever, I've struggled. #tellmeaboutit I struggle with being consistent... Continue Reading →

#SOLC21 – Day 1 – I am…..

Good morning to all writers, new and old, to the March Slice of Life Challenge! I will be perusing the Two Teachers site soon, looking for new faces and connecting with old "friends" that have been here much longer than... Continue Reading →

Frustrated, Inc (But Maybe Not)

Frustrated, Inc feels like our lives right now. Pandemic, social unrest, educational battles, Iowa basketball, hell, daughters! 🙂 https://youtu.be/GLQ2TIul8pI In 1995, Soul Asylum wrote and performed a song titled Misery, where they sang about "Frustrated, Incorporated". We could build a... Continue Reading →

The Slice of Life Live or Yikes, They’ll See My Face #SOL21

So, Stacey invited me to be part of a Slice of Life Facebook Live event, talking about the March Challenge coming up. The invitation email, like the organization, was very professional and I know she and Betsy put a ton... Continue Reading →

Stuck #SOL21

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9nyFn_E_iv4 I am Pooh Bear. Stuck #ugh This is what midlife feels like to me right now. My wife and I are both in that position in our lives where we just don't feel like we are doing anything important.... Continue Reading →

Holiday Break #SOL20

First, happy *insert your celebrations or lack there of* break. I've been a teacher since 1994 and, like most of the educators who follow this blog, I've never felt I needed a break like I do this year. We've started... Continue Reading →

Calm, Calm is Good #SOL20

As a husband, parent, and teacher, it is very rare that I lose my cool. My daughters can count on one hand the number of times I've gotten really angry. My students know that if I'm really quiet, then they... Continue Reading →

Iowa: The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly #SOL20

Iowa: The Good Tonight, the Iowa Hawkeyes played the North Carolina Tarheels in a much anticipated game in the Big 10/ACC Challenge. Iowa has a once in a generation team with a ton of experience and a player of year... Continue Reading →

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