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You Said What to Me? #SOL20

So there I was, sitting on my couch, a cup of tea beside me, with my "State of the Union Bingo Sheet" in front of me, and my computer nearby. It was the State of the Union, and by gosh,... Continue Reading →

Friday Thoughts: A Caucusing We Will Go

This is a few days late in being written, but that's ok. Sometimes, you write when you can, and right now, I can! 🙂 Unless you are in a foreign country or live totally off the grid, you know Monday... Continue Reading →

When Will We As a Profession Learn or A Tale of Two Teachers #SOL19

I've had this written down for a few days now. It's gotten into my craw and is festering until I get it written, so why not now? First, I've written about this twice, first in 2015 in a blog titled, A... Continue Reading →

Trying To Declutter My Mind

I've not written in a couple of weeks, and my mine is just bogged down in a mess of emotions and experiences and whatever else you'd like to thrown in there for good measure. So, if you manage to follow... Continue Reading →

#SOL17 Challenge – Day 6 – Irritation

My word of the day: irritation. I'll say right now, this is not the most positive of posts for Monday, so if you are looking for motivational or uplifting, there's nothing to see here. I'm irritated because I've got students... Continue Reading →

But Will We Remember?

47 - 53 21 - 29 Girls basketball scores? Ha! I wish. Today, the Iowa Legislature decided to take a page out of the Scott Walker Handbook and gut the collective bargaining code in Iowa known as Chapter 20. I've got... Continue Reading →

It’s Time to Organize #truecolors

A couple of weeks ago my superintendent, @duanewillhite, began following me.  It's a scary thing, have both of your bosses following you, but I've gained a new respect for both Mr. Whillhite and my principal, Mr. Gearhart (@nfvgearhart) as they... Continue Reading →

A Teacher’s Voice

I follow any number of hashtags on a daily basis, one of them being #iaedfuture, a hashtag about the future of education in Iowa.  It's populated with some incredible mind of education, and I'm often left in awe about the... Continue Reading →

Keeping My Positive Pants On

My last title was "Things That Make You Go Hmmmmm" and this one could just as well have been "Things That Make You Go 'Doh!'"  I swear, we cannot see beyond the nose on our face with some of the... Continue Reading →

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