The Life of a Conflicted Teacher

Working hard to make sense of it all



Friday Thoughts: 23 Years

23 years. It's a long time to be in one place. Yet, that's what I'm walking away from, probably today. 23 years in our school district. #damnyouareold Hush. I couldn't write about this Tuesday. I was tied up in knots,... Continue Reading →

Appreciate The Things Around You #SOL23

I'm writing this in our little camper. We've taken Friday off to go camping in an amazing state park in our corner of the world: Yellow River State Park. We are here for a 5K trail race tomorrow. Last year's... Continue Reading →

Teacher Appreciation #SOL23

It's Teacher Appreciation Week. #ladefreakingda As I've gotten older, I've become much more cynical about days like this one. And since 2020, WAY more so. In 2020, we were heroes. "Give teachers raises," they said. "They deserve our respect," they... Continue Reading →

Sunday Salutations: Happy Birthday To Me

Hello blog. It's been a while. #whyhaveyouforgottenme It's not that way at all. It's me, not you. #gag Ok, this time, it is me. Each time I've started writing, I've been distracted. So, tonight, it's just a quick note to... Continue Reading →

Day 15 – Tough Conversations About School – #SOLC23

Today was a day. #yesitwas Yesterday was a day. I've missed my first Challenge blog in at least 5 years and I had some tough conversations with students. Yesterday, I told my students I would not be in their school... Continue Reading →

Day 13 – Home – #SOLC23

We are home after our snowy, beer filled adventure and I am tired. Tomorrow is going to be a difficult day for many reasons that I will share later. As for tonight, it's nice to be in my home, with... Continue Reading →

Day 11 – Brew Tour with GetKnit – #SOLC23

Go to Minnesota they said. It will be fun they said! We are currently on a bus, heading towards Duluth, Minnesota and 9 different breweries with my college roommate, his wife, and 50 of our closest friends! The picture is... Continue Reading →

Day 10 – On The Road – #SOLC

Just a quick slice today about the day and upcoming days. Sure enough, our "snow storm" gave us a two hour early out, a two hour late start, and that was it! However, we don't need to make the day... Continue Reading →

Day 9 – Snow, What’s It Good For? – #SOLC23

Snow storms. I love a good snowstorm. I despise the hype about snow storms because the last three "epic" storms have been duds. Now, that's not to say storms in other parts of the country haven't been epic, but here... Continue Reading →

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