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#SOLC21 – Day 15 – We Don’t Need No Stinking Directions

Today, we got 6" - 7" inches of snow today. #thatswhatshesaid Stop it. Due to the fact we've already had a number of snow days, we prepared for a remote learning day. Our first quarter of school, we were remote.... 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 →

Iowans: Where Do Your Priorities Lie? #SOL18

“Don't tell me what you value, show me your budget, and I'll tell you what you value.” - Joe Biden, said during comments made on John McCain's policies during the 2008 presidential campaign It's been a long time since I've... Continue Reading →

#SOL17 – I Wish My Student Knew. . .

I had this great idea of blog (The West Wing is always a great thing to write about), but one of my students wrote a blog titled "I wish my teacher knew....." and she aired some "difficulties" about school. Now,... Continue Reading →

Trust Broken

I didn't get my Friday blog written, and I was kind of bummed about it because I'd been on a pretty good roll as of late. However, it didn't happen, and that's a trust broken to myself, which kind of... Continue Reading →

A Reflection of Inspirations

Why hello blog! It's been a while, hasn't it? It's that time of year where it's hard to find the time, energy, or even courage to write something. I spent all of last month, writing each day for the Slice... Continue Reading →

#SOL16 – Day 30 – Grand Day Email

I like to get my sixth grade class started using a program called Moby Max. Great program, the full suite is free on Edmodo, and is serves to review things I know we won't get to. We usually rotate between... Continue Reading →

#SOL16 – Day 23 – Weather and Feelings

Right now, the weather is echoing the feelings I have right now. It's a winter mess of ice, sleet, rain, thunder, lightening, and general anger outside my window.  That's a pretty good description of what's going on inside me based... Continue Reading →

My Happy Thought: Unexpected Nudges

Yeah, it's not Friday, I know.  Who knows, maybe there will be TWO of these things put out! 🙂 I had a blog started about being positive in the face of a lot of negative stuff.  It's been a hard... Continue Reading →

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