The Life of a Conflicted Teacher

Working hard to make sense of it all



Alive and Running #SOL22

I was so disappointed last night that I'd missed the Slice of LIfe writing day. My writing has suffered from a major lack of focus and I look forward to those days. When my wife pointed out that it was,... Continue Reading →

Be Encouraged #SOL22

This was the title of a blog I was going to write last week. A student had said something relatively nice and I was shocked at how nice it made me feel. It got run over by the last three... Continue Reading →

“Dad’s Been On a Rant” and Other Random Stuff #SOL22

#what I know, I was told over the weekend that I was "on a rant" in my blog. Imagine my surprise when I learned that one of my daughters actually read the drivel. Who knew? 🙂 Anyway, I started looking... Continue Reading →

I’m Not Understanding #SOL22

Lately, I've had a bunch of "you are getting old" moments. Whether they are the snapping, crackling, popping of my body when I get up in the morning or kids asking me about "Yung Gravy" (good rapper, totally inappropriate for... Continue Reading →

Day 21 – Just Be Polite #SOLC22

Note: A slice from the lockdown portion of the pandemic with some flavor added to it. Part One: 2020 Today, we worked a full shift today at our local food pantry and each time I'm in, I learn a lesson.... Continue Reading →

Day 11 – Junk Thoughts – #SOLC22

For a long time now, our school counselor has talked with our elementary students during her guidance lessons about junk thoughts. For the past two months, heck, the past 8 months, I've done a good job of keeping those at... Continue Reading →

Day 5 – Campers and Birthdays and Storms, Oh My! #SOLC22

First, happy birthday to my brother, Patrick, a long-time read and an infrequent commenter on this blog! We'll get him later! 🙂 It's been an eventful day to say the least! First order of the day, a run! My wife... Continue Reading →

Day 1 – I am…… – #SOLC22

Welp, here we are, Day 1! #woot I don't want it to seem like I'm not excited, because I am. Old "friends" pop up out of the woodwork, I get to see some outstanding writing, and I get to play... Continue Reading →

Monday Muddlings: Who Is This Team?

I've not written much about basketball because, well, there's not been much to write. We started the season out in our own tournament without practice and with girls who barely knew each other. Our team got smoked by two good... Continue Reading →

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Reading, reflecting, acting, and writing

love always, caitlin

my feeble attempt at capturing this "one wild and precious life"

Joyous Thoughts

It's not always pretty...but it certainly is Joyous

Rita DiCarne

Practicing What I Teach

Inspire. Create. Motivate.

Supporting Early Childhood Education.

Soapbox: The Way I see Things

shouting my heart out for all who may listen

Kinder Kaleidoscope

Tales of Classroom Magic

Ms. Chen in the Middle

“[Kids] don't remember what you try to teach them. They remember what you are.” ― Jim Henson


my slice of life writing

keepin' it small

big dreams, small bubble

A South African Teacher's Adventures In & Out of the Global Classroom