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#SOLC20 – Day 23 – “Damn, it’s cold in here!”

I woke up Sunday morning and I was cold. Our furnace is set to run at 70 degrees during the day, then switch to "night mode" where the thermostat goes to 64 degrees. #dangareyounuts I grew up in a house... Continue Reading →

#SOLC20 – Day 22 – Connections

We need connections with our students. #youdontsay I smile. I joke. I scowl. I tell it as it is. My students know that I care because I treat them like students, yet I allow myself to be human, expressing my... Continue Reading →

#SOLC20 – Day 21 – Life Moves Forward

It finally stopped raining and snowing and being blustery, so my wife and I took advantage and got outside. We walked three miles, mooed at the herd of cows in the field, and got the patio furniture out. I came... Continue Reading →

#SOLC20 – Day 20 – Student Commenting

Today was Day 3 of my vlog, and the kids are being awesome with this experiment. #asyouwouldexpect Today's vlog received more comments and compliments as well: Your not a nerd Me describing myself as one when I talked about the... 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 18 – This Sucks

Ok, I'll say it, this sucks. There was a video of spring break kids at some stupid beach in a warm, dry place, partying and having the time of their lives. Normally, not a big deal to me. I'm an... Continue Reading →

#SOLC20 – Day 17 – A St. Patrick’s Day Concert….

.....on my couch. #gotcha School canceled for four weeks. Bars, restaurants, and gyms closed. People are running around scared. Kansas is not holding face to face school for the rest of the year. We were told today that we may... 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 15 – No School for 30 Days

#WTF We went through the day thinking that something was going to give, again. We watch CBS Sunday Morning where they had to replay a previous episode because they could not produce one this week. There were reruns of sporting... Continue Reading →

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