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Read The Room #SOL20

I love that I can tell the stories for teachers who can't for whatever reason. It is empowering for them, just seeing their stories out there. For me, it's empowering as well, knowing my blog is being used for good... Continue Reading →

Is The Fight Worth It? #SOL20

“The moment we stop fighting for each other, that’s the moment we lose our humanity.” - Dr. Adrian Helmsly If you know that quote, I am dang impressed and will bow down to your movie knowledge. For the rest of... Continue Reading →

#SOLC20 – Day 25 – Ups and Down Come With the Territory

Today, we "met" with our students. #sixfeetapart I say met, but it was over our computers. We put Google Meet to the test of 80 kids, five teachers, and one administrator. Well, we invited everyone but got 35 kids, five... 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 →

Honor Society Pledge – #SOL19

Last night, I got to see an awesome group of former students be inducted into the National Honor Society by another awesome group of former students. I've not seen many of these students since they stepped out of my classroom,... Continue Reading →

Making a Difference #SOL19

On a good day, I feel like an average teacher. I've battled a lot of self-doubt this year with my ability to make a difference with students. I just don't feel that connection with this class that I have in the... Continue Reading →

The More Things Change #SOL19

First, this gem, from the music group, Cinderella, one of the top three most underrated bands of the 1980s (by my count). One of my favorite groups from this era, bluesy but metal at the same time. And, with the big... Continue Reading →

There’s No Tired…..#SOL19

......like the "beginning of the school year" tired. Yesterday was Tuesday. Tuesday is my writing day. Tuesday is Slice of Life Day. #Ijustcouldnotdoit I remembered at 9:45 PM as I was crawling into bed, "Damnit, I didn't get anything written today." It... Continue Reading →

Friday Thoughts: An Accomplishment Worth Noting

Good morning my soggy, rain drenched, storm weary friends! We are getting hammered with repeated storms, not as bad as our friends further south, but apparently there was a pretty good hail storm last night! My garden is about three... Continue Reading →

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