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“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 →

“Don’t Put Too Much Work Into This” #SOL20

Welp, I could talk about Betsy Devos and her "not a matter of if" statement today. I could take about President Trump and how he's going to "put pressure on governors and everybody else to open the schools", #WTH Nope,... Continue Reading →

Last Blog of the Month #SOL20

June 30th. #damn It feels like March 105th or something to that effect. It's crazy to think three months ago we were shut out of our school, and that it's very possible that we'll be shut out of our school... Continue Reading →

Is The Fight Worth It? #SOL20

“The moment we stop fighting for each other, that’s the moment we lose our humanity.” - Dr. Adrian Helmsly If you know that quote, I am dang impressed and will bow down to your movie knowledge. For the rest of... Continue Reading →

Friday Thoughts (on Saturday): I Believe We Will Win

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BBre0xNcr5c I'm in the middle of my 1:00 AM - 3:00 AM "awake as f*ck" stage. Not sure why, but almost every night for a week, I'm up at this time. I'm thinking that I'll go on YouTube Live with... Continue Reading →

“I Don’t Care!” #SOL19

Note: This was to be done at the BEGINNING of November. I've been struggle to write even though my mind is cluttered with stuff to get out. Please excuse my lack of commitment and enjoy today's blog! 🙂 First, Happy... Continue Reading →

We Keep Trying #SOL19

I've been playing my last blog back and forth in my head and the disappointment I felt. I've thought about the player involved, the situation, my team, all of it. Could I have done more? Better? Both? So, instead of... Continue Reading →

Rock On #SOL19

Today, was an unexpected ice day, with freezing drizzle in the area pretty much all day. I was getting into my truck as we got the text that said no school, so I was almost out the door. This is... Continue Reading →

Friday Thoughts: The Art of Noticing

Do we notice people around us? Really notice? #walkingbymakingnoeyecontact In late August, my sixth graders and I watched a TedTalk by Angela Maiers titled You Matter. I've seen this TedTalk with various classes and always pull a little something new from... Continue Reading →

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