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She Really Loves Me #SOL20

This is what my wife brought home for me. We've both been stressed about teaching, both being full time face to face. Her 12 transitional kindergarteners and my 76 sixth graders (plus multiple interactions with other kids/grade levels) have us... Continue Reading →

Read The Room #SOL20

I love that I can tell the stories for teachers who can't for whatever reason. It is empowering for them, just seeing their stories out there. For me, it's empowering as well, knowing my blog is being used for good... Continue Reading →

The Wisdom of Deadmau5 #SOL20

Today, I'm sitting back, listening, watching, and learning about our country, my "friends", and what people really thing when then sh*t hits the fan. For the most part, people have stepped up with the George Floyd tragedy. As I admitted... Continue Reading →

What Now and How?

Well, we've made it through the 2019 - 2020 school year! #ladefreekinda We've put in the time to create a whole new world for our students, building the airplane while flying it. #nowwhat What will happen this summer? We attended... Continue Reading →

Friday Thoughts: Grace? What Grace?

First and foremost, this blog doesn't not in any way shape or fashion about my school district. In fact, I've never been more thankful to work in a district like ours, one where we have been proactive from Day 1... Continue Reading →

#SOCL20 – Day 27 – Mindfulness, Again

It's been a tough day. I did something stupid and hurt some feelings. My own ignorance in play, again. So, I dug into the mindfulness stuff again. First, I came across Mindful Teachers. Inside, there are plenty of resources, things... Continue Reading →

#SOLC20 – Day 25 – Ups and Down Come With the Territory

Today, we "met" with our students. #sixfeetapart I say met, but it was over our computers. We put Google Meet to the test of 80 kids, five teachers, and one administrator. Well, we invited everyone but got 35 kids, five... Continue Reading →

#SOLC20 – Day 22 – Connections

We need connections with our students. #youdontsay I smile. I joke. I scowl. I tell it as it is. My students know that I care because I treat them like students, yet I allow myself to be human, expressing my... Continue Reading →

#SOLC20 – Day 20 – Student Commenting

Today was Day 3 of my vlog, and the kids are being awesome with this experiment. #asyouwouldexpect Today's vlog received more comments and compliments as well: Your not a nerd Me describing myself as one when I talked about the... Continue Reading →

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