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The Art of Gratitude #SOL21

NOTE: This was to be published for Two Writing Teacher's Slice of Life weekly writing on Tuesday. Go check out some awesome teacher writers who have posted amazing things! 🙂 Last March, when school was shut down, my wife and... 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 →

“What would I do if I wasn’t afraid?” #SOL21

First, welcome to Iowa, where the beer is colder in garage than it is in the fridge. Actually, if I had beer in the garage, they would have exploded all over the place by now! As I drove to work... 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 →

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 →

Change Your Lens #SOL20

"Change your lens." It seems pretty easy, doesn't it? If you don't like the focus, change the lens. Change the view. Change your perspective. #yeahright We watched this TedTalk titled, "Celebrate What is Right with the World", by Dewitt Jones.... Continue Reading →

#SOLC20 – Day 3 – #LiveLikeLine

I have never been a volleyball fan. Ever. Not in high school. Not in college. Ever. My volleyball players would always come to the first couple of days of basketball under conditioned and complain about the running (cross country runners... Continue Reading →

“Danger is Real, but Fear is a Choice.” #SOL18

A friend of mine has been involved in suicide awareness for many years because of a friend who took his life. Today, he posted this on his Facebook page: Yesterday, I was at a customer's office in Dike and the... Continue Reading →

Friday Thoughts – A Positive Force

I've got another blogs half way done about teachers in Iowa and the Iowa Legislature, but I figured I push a little positive energy out into the world today. Last night, I had the opportunity to attend the Young Writers'... Continue Reading →

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