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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 →

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 →

8th Grade Problems #SOL22

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LI_Oe-jtgdI #startingoffwithalittledrama Oh you betcha! We are working on problem-solving in my technology class and with that, we need problems! 🙂 So, today, we listed our problems. It was fascinating what 8th graders look at as their problems. Honestly, I... Continue Reading →

Day 31 – A Reflection – #SOLC22

Well, we've reached that time of the Challenge where we review the month. So, the Slice of Life Challenge, a reflection: 1) First, a special thanks to the wonderful writers, teachers, and moderators of Two Writing Teachers. Without this outstanding... Continue Reading →

Day 29 – Beaten Down – #SOLC22

I'd planned on writing about whiskey (maybe tomorrow), but just a little bit ago, our Iowa House of Representatives passed HF 2577, a school transparency bill so that "parents have a voice" in the education of their child. #ummmmmm When... Continue Reading →

Day 24 – Evaluations – #SOLC22

*dramatic music plays in the background* #uhoh Stop it. In our handbook, we have formal evaluations every three year. It's always a stressful time having your administrator come in, listen to a lesson, then sit down with them later and... Continue Reading →

Day 23 – One Quarter – #SOLC22

We have one quarter left of this school year. I'm not one to wish things away. Good, bad, or otherwise, this life is about the experiences, and wishing those away doesn't feel right. This is year though. This year has... Continue Reading →

Day 16 – The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly – #SOLC22

Three things for today since it got late on me: The Good: Kids were silly today and it was just fine by me. Sometimes, you have to laugh with them rather than get on their case. They looked happy to... Continue Reading →

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