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Sunday Basketball? Why Not? #SOL21

A couple of weekends ago, we had ourselves a couple of nice days. It's been bumped back a couple of times for various reasons, but it was a good weekend. First, my wife and I decided to shop local by... Continue Reading →

Friday Thoughts: When Is Enough Enough?

I had a blog ready about last weekend's basketball and thoughts about it. But, TikTok popped up in everyone's lives last night. And not in a good way. #isiteverinagoodway Listen, I love TikTok. I love the creativity. I love the... Continue Reading →

So What Did You Do Tonight? #SOL22

Me, I played "Santa the Barbarian", reading the introduction to a song played by our sixth grade band. Never a dull moment in the life of a middle school teacher!

Friday Thoughts : Players Behaving Badly

https://twitter.com/BarstoolUIowa/status/1466176716410347528?s=20 A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about parents behaving badly, how it changes the dynamics on a team, all that fun stuff. That same week, I was greeted by the above video: Players Behaving Badly. First, I was... Continue Reading →

#100: A Surprise #SOL21

I've been a coach at our school for 21 years (I think). #youareold Hush. For the first few years, I was both the 7th and 8th grade girls basketball coach. Practices would be with both teams, working together, and games... Continue Reading →

I am……#SOL21

Today, it's early and my attitude is shot all ready. So, we'll do a little mind dump here, getting me back on track! Right? RIGHT? #yeahsurewhateveryousaydude *sigh* Even my hashtags are sarcastic! 🙂 Anyway, I am: happy that last night,... Continue Reading →

Friday Thoughts: Being a Creator, Not a Consumer

This year, due to budgetary constraints, we've been asked to pick up the classes of our retired colleagues. #ouch Yeah, not a whole lot of fun for us, but yet, the silver lining (or so I thought) was teaching a... Continue Reading →

Monday Writing Discovered #SOL21

Three years ago, I was asked to move from 8th grade language arts down to 6th grader social studies. I'm not sure if it's was a demotion or "where do we put him now" move, but it was something that... Continue Reading →

Sunday Salutations: Melancholy Celebrations

This weekend has been an odd one and it's Sunday night. The last two days, we've gone to our first graduation parties of a former students. It's fun to go and celebrate this accomplishment with them. When they walk out... Continue Reading →

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