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The Life of a Conflicted Teacher

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Sunday Salutations: Melancholy Celebrations

This weekend has been an odd one and it's Sunday night. The last two days, we've gone to our first graduation parties of a former students. It's fun to go and celebrate this accomplishment with them. When they walk out... Continue Reading →

“Be A Good Human” #SOL21

#seriously #whyisthisathing I ask the same question daily. One of our sixth grade teachers has a t-shirt that says something about this and we've all pretty much made this our mantra for finishing out the year. Why you might ask?... Continue Reading →

#SOLC21 – Day 31 – Get Off My Lawn (Not Really, But Still)

I see all these slicing posts that are all celebratory and happy and "I made it", so the crusty, grumpy post is needed. #getoffmylawn First and foremost, it's not that grumpy. A writing streak like this takes time and effort... Continue Reading →

#SOLC21 – Day 30 – Lack of Empathy

Our sixth grade team typically meets at the end of the hallway after our second hour and after school to decompress, regroup, or just say "WTH" to each other. Today, it was the lack of empathy. We have students who... Continue Reading →

#SOLC21 – Day 22 – A Random Thoughts Day

Last week, we got six inches of snow, a virtual learning day, and a shock to our system. Today, no snow on the ground, the grass is greening up, and we discovered two new calves in the pasture next to... Continue Reading →

#SOLC21 – Day 19 – Good Dog News

I am trying to be positive, I am. I had my cranky girls in my homeroom do so some good work this morning. I was feeling going about my next hour class until I had a student tell me to... Continue Reading →

#SOLC21 – Day 17 – A Sigh of Relief, Again

Last fall, my wife notice a lump on her neck. It didn't hurt, but seemed to just jump up. Then, on the other side of her neck as well. #uhoh With my health scares and the history of cancer on... Continue Reading →

#SOLC21 – Day 12 – Where We Started

Where we started Where we are Happy anniversary to my beautiful wife. She's not blogging anymore (sad face), so I can do this kind of thing. We have a low key night set up because she's got her second shot... Continue Reading →

#SOLC21 – Day 10 – A Walk to Remember, A Walk to Forget

Today was a relatively good day. We had no fights. We had no swearing. We had no kids getting sent to the office. We had no kid drama. We had no drama period. Heck, I signed up for my first... Continue Reading →

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