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#SOCL20 – Day 27 – Mindfulness, Again

It's been a tough day. I did something stupid and hurt some feelings. My own ignorance in play, again. So, I dug into the mindfulness stuff again. First, I came across Mindful Teachers. Inside, there are plenty of resources, things... Continue Reading →

#SOLC20 – Day 19 – A Vlogging I Will Go

Yup, I'm a vlogger. #seriously Nope, not a very good one, but I'm trying all the same. It's one of the things that will connect with my students, and it really has. I emailed my class yesterday and got a... Continue Reading →

#SOLC20 – Day 16 – A New Normal

StarDate Log: 03162020 The natives are growing restless. There's not much hope for us now. All we can do is wait and see if we can get off this godforsaken planet with all our facilities intact! #seriouslyyoubigbabyknockitoff Ok, perhaps the... Continue Reading →

#SOLC20 – Day 10 – Should We Stay or Should We Go Now?

Last year, our 8th graders (7th graders then) were charged to be the first class on an annual trip to Washington D.C.  They've have spent an enormous amount of time and energy fundraising towards this adventure. Pizza cards, concessions stands,... Continue Reading →

#SOLC20 – Day 9 – Visitors

I'm writing this very quickly because this just needs to be documented!  😂 We've had two class periods, then my students got to the exploratory classes (they are in art right now), so my classroom is empty. I usually turn... Continue Reading →

Civility – it’s a thing #SOL20

One of the many emails I've received this year was from Daniel Pink. He runs an email group where he sends out a short video every other week called "The Pinkcast". It's set to introduce us to an expert, give... Continue Reading →

Twitterverse vs. Real Life #SOL20

Good morning to all. One of the things I've read time and time again, if you are going to write, just do it. #sorryNike So, here I am, just doing it! This morning, I came across this thread dealing with... Continue Reading →

You Said What to Me? #SOL20

So there I was, sitting on my couch, a cup of tea beside me, with my "State of the Union Bingo Sheet" in front of me, and my computer nearby. It was the State of the Union, and by gosh,... Continue Reading →

Friday Thoughts: Trust

Today in class, we had a real life experience with trust. #uhoh We have impulsive boys. I know, shocking, right (we also have impulsive girls, so let it be🙂)? As with almost every year, I look at my class list,... Continue Reading →

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