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Thoughtful Thursday: Remembering

Today, we have our second night of fall conferences, a great time to connect with parents, showcase some of their child's work, and just talk about the education their child needs right now. While I get nervous each time we... Continue Reading →

Monday Muddlings: This is Not Sustainable

My writing schedule has zero rhythm right now, so I apologize. This was meant for last Tuesday's Slice of Life, so why not get it published the following Monday. I will say, it's early, so I'll schedule it, but still.... Continue Reading →

Basketball Saved Me, Again! #SOL22

Today was, if I may borrow one of the slang words of our students, dog water (apparently that is negative). #heeheeyousaiddogwater Hush. We go on an A/B day cycle and one day has a decidedly different feel than the other.... Continue Reading →

Sunday Salutations: Where Do You Want to Be?

This has been a question on my mind a lot lately. As I mentioned in a previous blog, some negative stuff took place that has refocused my attention to making sure I am where need to be, period. This past... Continue Reading →

Being a Learner #SOL22

Holy crap, what have I gotten myself into? #uhoh I can't say no. I should be able to. I'm 51 freaking years old. But I can't. I was asked to teach another technology class, a sixth-grade one, to go with... Continue Reading →

Summer Break – #SOL22

Hello blogging family! #helloyoudoofus Hey now! No name-calling, yet! 🙂 It's been a hot minute since I've put my random thought on a computer screen. Why is that, you might ask. Summer break. Both my wife and I have finished... Continue Reading →

Thoughtful Tuesday: This is It (For Another Year)

Last day. Last day of possibly the most draining year of a 26-year career. Between the political nonsense of vouchers, no teaching of topics that might make someone feel uncomfortable, critical race theory, lack of funding, and the public turning... 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 →

So What If……#SOL22

Just some random thoughts for this fine Tuesday So, what if..... we could get humans to Mars, what would we find? We watch CNN10 on Tuesdays and Thursdays (more since Ukraine was invaded), and they've talked about commercial space travel... Continue Reading →

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