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Disappointment – #SOL

My blogs have been a bit down as of late. I'll need to work on that this summer, because the title pretty much gives this away. We'll work backwards from today to last Fridayish with the disappointments: This one is... Continue Reading →

Be the Change #SOL

"Be the change you wish to the see in the world." - Mahatma Gandhi  Good afternoon, happy people! I thought about this quote as I walked into the hallway this morning to greet students as they walked in after a... Continue Reading →

I’m stuck and I’m tired. #SOL17

Darin Johnston‏@AnIowaTeacher Between #BetsyDeVos & the panel voting to approve her, #ialegis looking at a 1.1% funding for #iaedfuture, & now the SCOTUS pick, I'm tired. This was my tweet on January 31. Today, February 7, my Iowa Senators, Charles... Continue Reading →

#SOL31 – Day 31 – #Whatif

My plan was to write a reflection on this month's worth of blogs, just to go back and see what it is that I've become as a writer. #Nope In taking part in #moedchat tonight (HIGHLY recommended for those of... Continue Reading →

#SOL16 – Day 30 – Grand Day Email

I like to get my sixth grade class started using a program called Moby Max. Great program, the full suite is free on Edmodo, and is serves to review things I know we won't get to. We usually rotate between... Continue Reading →

#SOL16 – Day 29 – Being Present

I'll be the first to admit, I'm very easily distractible. I make lists like crazy  because, going to the store, I'll forget things if they aren't written down (sometimes even when they ARE written down too!). I'll have someone tell... Continue Reading →

#SOL16 – Day 28 – That Pesky Attitude Again

There's a meme floating around somewhere out there that talks about how we as teachers should be all in all the time for school, not doing the "countdown" to summer. I've read several posts about how the countdown takes away... Continue Reading →

#SOL16 – Day 27 – It’s All In Your Attitude

My last few slices have been fairly grumpy at best. I've not been in a good place, feeling overwhelmed, and just not happy with many things. However, today, I went back to a quote that a student gave me a... Continue Reading →

#SOL16 – Day 26 – 9 Miles

Somehow, I've agreed to run 9 miles at the end of July. #why The problem with all this, I'm only getting three miles a week right now. #notgood Hitting a 15-K is another stop towards a half marathon. At one... Continue Reading →

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