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The Life of a Conflicted Teacher

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So What Did You Do Tonight? #SOL22

Me, I played "Santa the Barbarian", reading the introduction to a song played by our sixth grade band. Never a dull moment in the life of a middle school teacher!

#SOLC21 – Day 26 – It’s My Own Fault

It is truly my fault. #thatswhatshesaid Seriously. You're a child. However, there are days where my problems that happen in my classroom are my own. When the song Happy (by Pharrell Williams) was popular back in 2014, I would play... Continue Reading →

#SOLC21 – Day 24 – Somedays are Dumpster Fires

Holy. Hell. Our schedule has been tweaked this year because of Covid and we have a 12:20 dismissal on Wednesday to work with online students which has been a pleasant surprise. The day didn't start well at home, and progressed... Continue Reading →

A “Get Off My Lawn” Moment

I'm 48, relatively healthy, with a beautiful wife and two beautiful daughters. Yet, I'm feeling old. Again. #Youarenotoldyouarewellaged Ugh! I've felt old and out of touch the last few days for numerous reasons, but last night, this just jumped out... Continue Reading →

Looking Back to Look Forward #SOL18

First, Iowa Irish Fest was an awesome experience! Gaelic Storm never fails to amaze me on the show they put on. Being we've seen them for 8 years now, they run some of the same material, but they play with... Continue Reading →

Friday Thoughts – It’s a Balancing Act

I got to school early in a foul mood. We've been fighting lately and I left the house just mad at the world (but in my wife's "new" car, so life's not all that bad). As I drove in, I... Continue Reading →

In-Take Conferences #SOL

I can admit when I'm wrong. And it takes a real man to be able to do so. 🙂 (I'm hoping my wife reads this demonstration of admitting of my being wrong.) Last year, when we were told that part... Continue Reading →

Friday Thoughts: Post #300

Three hundred blogs posts. That's a lot of writing, a lot of words, a lot of hot air for sure! I've written about poop, technology, teaching, family, highs, lows, and many other things in between. What am I most proud... Continue Reading →

They Have to Know You Care

Today,  I had practice at 6:30 AM, school starting at 8:15 AM, and parent/teacher conferences that run until 7:00 PM. I was up at 4:45 this morning to bake cinnamon rolls (I cheat with these and use frozen ones), to... Continue Reading →

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