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The Life of a Conflicted Teacher

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Walking the Trails #SOL21

Paul Revere and the North Church On our trip, we "bumped" into Paul and the Old North Church. During our first day in town, we visited and toured his home, then went around the corner and damn. #what History. In... Continue Reading →

Sunday Salutations: You Never Know Your Impact

It's Sunday. I've got my coffee. I've got my water. My cat, my wife next to me, and CBS Sunday Morning on the tv. Life is good. We've been (ok, she's been) working on changing a few habits of our... Continue Reading →

#SOLC21 – Day 21 – You Find Inspiration in Different Places

We'll start this out by saying I know nothing about wrestling. I didn't wrestle in elementary, middle, or high school. We live in an area where wrestling in big time, and honestly, I don't see it. I love basketball, football,... Continue Reading →

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 →

Friday Thoughts: “What We Take For Granted”

Damn. Just damn. Not 5 minutes ago, I had a former sixth grader come to me and say, "Mr. Johnston, would you like to do an experiment with me?" #distrustsensesactivate Now, this girl is NOT one I'd distrust by any... Continue Reading →

Those Little Things

It's all about the little things in life. #dangstraight A student brought in a set of masks for our class today, made by his grandmother. I was sitting down to email this student's mother to get an address to write... Continue Reading →

The Playing Field Project #SOL20

I know people who do amazing things. A few years ago (was it that long ago) that wrote about a former student named Kara and her writing. She's continued to write and has put out some pretty amazing stories on... Continue Reading →

School Would Be Better If…..

For a Leader in Me lesson, I'm having the kids write about the title of this blog. I thought, "What the heck," and am writing about it too. I'm also putting this up on my projector so they can see.... Continue Reading →

Friday Thoughts: Keep Learning, Always

First, happy Friday. Celebrate you've make it another week in this crazy time! We need to find the time to keep our spirits up, so good on you for getting up. and making it happen! Today, I struggled with what... Continue Reading →

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