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Friday Thoughts: Trust

Today in class, we had a real life experience with trust. #uhoh We have impulsive boys. I know, shocking, right (we also have impulsive girls, so let it be­čÖé)? As with almost every year, I look at my class list,... Continue Reading →

Three Big Rocks #SOL20

During our Leader in Me lesson, Habit 3, Put First Things First, asks us to just that, to put first those things in our lives that are super important. There a video out there of Steven Covey with a volunteer... Continue Reading →

The Slice of Life Challenge is Coming!!

Note: I'm going through my drafts in preparation for the Two Writing Teachers "Slice of Life Challenge" when I got the notification that the blog for this challenge was posted! #excitedaboutwriting The Slice of Life Challenge is just that, a... Continue Reading →

When Adults Act Badly, We All Suffer…..#SOL20

The previous title of this was going to be "When The Social Media Warriors Start To Howl, We All Need To Think" because of a recent flare up of socialmediaitis around our little piece of heaven. But, it's more than... Continue Reading →

My One Little Word: Renew #SOL20 #OLW

Good morning and Happy New Year! Yes, the year is well on its way and already World War III has been trending, but I wish you the most joyous of years. It may seem lame, but what the heck? I'd... Continue Reading →

Friday Thoughts: 5 Things That Have Brought Me Joy

Good morning to my 20 readers (yes, my mom talked a few of her geriatric friends into signing up via email), long time no write. I've read a lot about how joy is being lost in today's world. As we... Continue Reading →

Honor Society Pledge – #SOL19

Last night, I got to see an awesome group of former students be inducted into the National Honor Society by another awesome group of former students. I've not seen many of these students since they stepped out of my classroom,... Continue Reading →

Making a Difference #SOL19

On a good day, I feel like an average teacher. I've battled a lot of self-doubt┬áthis year with my ability to make a difference with students. I just don't feel that connection with this class that I have in the... Continue Reading →

A Time for Calm: Part Deux #SOL19

On a┬ácouple of weeks ago, I wrote about Calm.com here, talking about our beginning interaction with mindfulness and what I'm expecting going forward. #growingandlearning My principal is a logical man, and when given information in sensible manner, will listen, and... Continue Reading →

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