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The Life of a Conflicted Teacher

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Friday Thoughts: And She Cried, Part 3

PLEASE NOTE: This was written in December, so a lot has happened since then. However, the meaning and emotion of the writing is eternal. I hope it speaks you in February the way it spoke to me right after that... Continue Reading →

Big Rocks, Again!

We've reached that point in our school year where we talk about Habit 3 of our 7 Habits, Putting First Things First. Inside if this habit, we talk about the "big rocks" in our lives. #ummmmwhatisthat If this is new... 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 →

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 →

Find Your Joy #SOL20

It's 10:44 PM and I'm stuck. I have a great idea for a blog, but it's more than 15 minutes of writing, which I guess is a good thing, but yet, I have 15 minutes to get this under deadline!... Continue Reading →

Don’t Ask Me About School #SOL20

This last weekend, we did three dairy shows in three days. #WTFman I know, it was A LOT of work, especially with heat indices over 100 degrees and three hours of sleep per night. I'm sure I've written about this... Continue Reading →

A Wide Range of Emotions #SOL20

I'm not even sure where to start with this because there's so many emotions running through me over the last few days. Sadness: I went into my classroom to start packing things up and getting ready for the end of... Continue Reading →

The Lives of Cows #SOL20

Sorry, friends, I took a week break after last week's post (on a totally unrelated post, Twitter and preschool are those two places where everyone is your friend). It really got under my skin and I've sat back and just... Continue Reading →

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