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The Life of a Conflicted Teacher

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#SOL19 – A Week Off

I've not written in a week. #sowhat For some, that's not a big deal. For some, it's nothing to worry about. I'm worried. Why? Because I need to write. I need to outlet. I need the words on the page. I... Continue Reading →

Music Says What Words Cannot

Thankfully, this isn't a livestreamed blog post. We may need to take a couple of commercial breaks for tissues! I came from a vocal music program in Dunkerton, that was stellar. Our teacher, Marsha Nichols, was about 5'3" and was "that" teacher,... Continue Reading →

Friday Thoughts: Sometimes, The Universe Sets You Straight

Our daughters are 19 and 17, a college sophomore and high school senior. One is currently with Rockwell Collins for six months, doing software engineering during her coop, the other really hasn't decided on where she'd like to go 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??"  Both stem from respect, something we talk about a lot in our classroom: respect for ourselves, respect... Continue Reading →

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