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Charleston: The Trip Home #SOL19

After eating new things, meeting new people, and experiencing some of what The South is all about, it was time to come back to Iowa, and reality. Our flight was at 9:00 AM from Charleston, and I'm always nervous about... Continue Reading →

Wednesday Wanderings – Charleston: Day 3 – A Foodie’s Delight

Today, it was all about the food. First, breakfast! We had fresh fruit, yogurt with granola, delicious coffee, and our other choices were grits and eggs. I had a little try of the grits. Paste. Nope, not a fan. Everything... Continue Reading →

A blog from the past: We Are On A Special Kind of Team

I've been looking back at my writing. Some of it's drivel, but some of it hits messages that I try to talk to my students about in class. This one is five years old (damn) but the message is one... Continue Reading →

Weary #SOL19

I'm weary. Yes, I'm a teacher, and this is that time of year where it's all we can do to keep our own sanity and that of our students. I'm trying to cut Diet Coke out of my diet as... Continue Reading →

Friday Thoughts – An Afternoon To Celebrate Us

Today was one of our "Leader in Me" trips. In the past, these were called "Tigerhawk Reward" trips, trips to celebrate the good things done during school. They gave students a bit of a break and gave teachers a chance... Continue Reading →

Happy Birthday to Me #SOL19

Yup, my birthday lands on Slice of Life Day, so I have to write. #whateverdude This will be a short one because as I started writing it, it quickly became a huge vent on why my attitude has been in the... Continue Reading →

#SOL19 – Come To Jesus Meeting

"Ok, ladies and gentlemen, we need to talk." This is how I started each class today. Not a big deal, but my goodness, we needed to talk. #shhhhhItalkyoulisten We've had this slow slide of positive behaviors and a slow rise in... Continue Reading →

#SOL19 – Noticing Joy

Welp, we aren't challenged to write every day, but I'm still noticing things around me   #wheresmydangnotebook Today, it's happiness, because I need a jolt of that right now. So, what I've noticed recently: First and foremost, the Iowa Hawkeye Women's... Continue Reading →

#SOL19 – Day 29 – A Writing Routine: Part Deux

First, yesterday, my blog got viewed by someone from Nepal. One of the reasons I love WordPress is that I can not only see how many views something has, but where (relatively) they are from. Nepal?? Seriously?? How cool is... Continue Reading →

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