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If You Can Be Anything, Be Nice #SOL19

It's been a week to gather so many slice ideas! I could write about the fact that 29 voters in Northeast Iowa, by no fault of their own, had their ballots thrown out on a technicality┬álast night by a Republican... Continue Reading →

Friday thoughts: “Show Me Your Friends……

......and I'll show you your future." This quote is attributed to many different people, but in it's true with each person. #youbecomelikethosewithwhomyourun As we work through our 7 Habits in Leader in Me, it's apparent that students need to start... Continue Reading →

Friday Thoughts: Finding Character in an Unexpected Place

My head is just full of stuff to write about: our travels to the World Dairy Expo, the behavior of my class, great conversation with a Twitter friend, but this seems to float to the top. I've been very, VERY... Continue Reading →

“No One Cares You Are Tired”

Well then, that was rude! ­čśÇ This year, while the students have been superb, their underlying behaviors (drugs, self-harm, drinking, etc.) have caused sleepless nights, as have behaviors our legislature, those in charge of bargaining, and my own family! So... Continue Reading →

#SOL18 – Day 25 – Random Stuff

Today, we found out our pastor was being transfered to a town north of us. I'm not an especially religious person, and have connected with exactly three pastors in my life time: Pastor Jim, Pastor Arley, and now Pastor Mee.... Continue Reading →

Friday Thoughts: “When You Want To Succeed As Bad As You Want To Breathe”

Keeping the positive Fridays theme I've had going, I'll go to first Eric Thomas then, Allen Zimmerman. I've posted Eric Thomas videos here because the man in just a best when it comes to his story and how he inspires... Continue Reading →

The Morning Attitude – #SOL17

This morning I needed to pick up a thank you card for a friend, so I traveled out of the way because I didn't write it down in the book I carry everywhere with me. One of the issues I... Continue Reading →

#SOL16 – Day 30 – Grand Day Email

I like to get my sixth grade class started using a program called Moby Max. Great program, the full suite is free on Edmodo, and is serves to review things I know we won't get to. We usually rotate between... Continue Reading →

#SOL16 – Day 14 – The Wisdom of Former Students

This morning, as I got to school early, and did a quick look through my Facebook feed and came across this gem from a former student: Three Lessons from the Happiest Girl in the World For a little background, the... Continue Reading →

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