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A Snowstorm? It’s 2020, Why Now? #SOL20

It's 10:45 PM central time and the "winter storm" has fizzled out. #booooooo I love a good winter storm. This one dropped 4" - 5" of snow with a little wind. The thing I love about storms like this, the... Continue Reading →

Holiday Break #SOL20

First, happy *insert your celebrations or lack there of* break. I've been a teacher since 1994 and, like most of the educators who follow this blog, I've never felt I needed a break like I do this year. We've started... Continue Reading →

Calm, Calm is Good #SOL20

As a husband, parent, and teacher, it is very rare that I lose my cool. My daughters can count on one hand the number of times I've gotten really angry. My students know that if I'm really quiet, then they... Continue Reading →

Iowa: The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly #SOL20

Iowa: The Good Tonight, the Iowa Hawkeyes played the North Carolina Tarheels in a much anticipated game in the Big 10/ACC Challenge. Iowa has a once in a generation team with a ton of experience and a player of year... Continue Reading →

Find Your Joy #SOL20

It's 10:44 PM and I'm stuck. I have a great idea for a blog, but it's more than 15 minutes of writing, which I guess is a good thing, but yet, I have 15 minutes to get this under deadline!... Continue Reading →

The Playing Field Project #SOL20

I know people who do amazing things. A few years ago (was it that long ago) that wrote about a former student named Kara and her writing. She's continued to write and has put out some pretty amazing stories on... Continue Reading →

Homeroom #SOL20

Not going to lie, I struggled coming up with a blog. My mind is so jumbled and tired it's hard to think. I love basketball, but am doubting my life choices for this season because I go home, sit, and... Continue Reading →

A Tiny Ray of Sunshine #SOL20

I'm tired. I get home and grading papers just seems like too much. I get home and it's difficult to sit down in front of the TV, let alone think about school. Mask, no mask, obnoxious behavior, not feeling a... Continue Reading →

“We Are In A Moment.” #SOL20

I normally don't write much about politics as it is such a dumpster fire right now, but this was an experience worth sharing. Last Friday night, my wife and I got the task of hanging political information for a friend... Continue Reading →

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