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The Life of a Conflicted Teacher

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“This Attitude Will Get You Higher than Legalized Pot” #SOL

Oh goodness I love this title! ­čÖé If you've not heard of Dr. Alan Zimmerman┬á(@Dr_Zimmerman), you need to look him up. Here's a man oozes positive think and attitude. He's got a Tuesday Tip that I subscribe to, and last... Continue Reading →

In-Take Conferences #SOL

I can admit when I'm wrong. And it takes a real man to be able to do so. ­čÖé (I'm hoping my wife reads this demonstration of admitting of my being wrong.) Last year, when we were told that part... Continue Reading →

Friday Musings – Fear and Hope Together?

I fear the world my daughters are walking into. Paris, Brussels, Istanbul, Orlando, so many others that I don't know or remember, and now Dallas...... My daughters are preparing to walk into a world of fear and hatred, a world... Continue Reading →

One Hell of a Month

Well, I last blogged at the beginning of the month saying So, this first Friday in May, I'm going to look at setting up a more "rigid" writing schedule with Tuesday, being a Slice of Life day, and Friday, being... Continue Reading →

So Many Questions

Can I do this? I'm not a secure person, not in the least. ┬áWe talk about how social media gives our students a voice, I was that student in middle school and high school. ┬áI never had that courage to... Continue Reading →

So, Wait…..What?

I've had a couple of encounters with students that have left me scratching my head thinking, "How has this behavior ever been allowed??" ┬áBoth stem from respect, something we talk about a lot in our classroom: respect for ourselves, respect... Continue Reading →

My Happy Thought – October 27

Yeah, I missed Friday. ┬áMy wife had a couple of appointments in which she needed a driver. ┬áNothing major by any means, but I was with her, a nice feeling in itself. And honestly, I've been struggling. ┬áNow, I've said... Continue Reading →

One Day – Two Tales

Started on Monday night, finished Tuesday morning: I'm playing hooky┬áright now as I should be reading some writing prompts and blogs, but really want to write tonight, so here I am. Like the title says, it's been a day with... Continue Reading →

So How Do I Recover?

There have been a couple of posts on teacher burnout one from Matthew Bell (@Matt4Newport) titled "Everyone's Fire Goes Out (But It Doesn't Have To)" and Edutopia (@edutopia) titled "End of the Year Burnout: How to Finish the Marathon in... Continue Reading →

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