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Thursday Thinking: A Season in Review

Our 8th grade girls basketball season finished up in December and I'm not quite sure how I feel about this fact. This is the first year in four years, and the second in 15 years that I won't be coach... Continue Reading →

My One Little Word: Renew #SOL20 #OLW

Good morning and Happy New Year! Yes, the year is well on its way and already World War III has been trending, but I wish you the most joyous of years. It may seem lame, but what the heck? I'd... Continue Reading →

Another Year, Another Decade #SOL19

It's fitting that the end of the year and the decade fall on the Slice of Life day. So many thoughts running through my head about family, friends, opportunities (both gained and lost), so much reflection about what 48 years,... Continue Reading →

A Christmas Eve Morning Reflection #SOL19

Hey Blog! Long time, no see! I went through the stats of my blog, and I've written a grand total of three times since the beginning of November and not once this December. Sometimes, these stats are fun to look... Continue Reading →

A Win, but Not #SOL19

We've been playing terrible basketball in our first four games. I pride myself and our teams on playing good, solid defense. We've not done that, allow teams to score around 35 points per game. In the last three years, I've... Continue Reading →

Friday Thoughts: 5 Things That Have Brought Me Joy

Good morning to my 20 readers (yes, my mom talked a few of her geriatric friends into signing up via email), long time no write. I've read a lot about how joy is being lost in today's world. As we... Continue Reading →

Honor Society Pledge – #SOL19

Last night, I got to see an awesome group of former students be inducted into the National Honor Society by another awesome group of former students. I've not seen many of these students since they stepped out of my classroom,... Continue Reading →

Making a Difference #SOL19

On a good day, I feel like an average teacher. I've battled a lot of self-doubt┬áthis year with my ability to make a difference with students. I just don't feel that connection with this class that I have in the... Continue Reading →

A Time for Calm: Part Deux #SOL19

On a┬ácouple of weeks ago, I wrote about Calm.com here, talking about our beginning interaction with mindfulness and what I'm expecting going forward. #growingandlearning My principal is a logical man, and when given information in sensible manner, will listen, and... Continue Reading →

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