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Monday Musings: Basketball and Feces

Made ya look, didn't I? I love fun titles like this because it draws people in for sure! 🙂 #thatisdisgusting Well, perhaps, but it's how I feel right now. A little context: one of my favorite podcasts is the Washedup... Continue Reading →

A Treat for the Win #SOL22

Note: This was to be a blog last Tuesday, which became last Wednesday's blog, which became last Friday's blog, and back to Tuesday. I've lost something in terms of the desire to write and I'm not sure how to get... Continue Reading →

Monday Muddlings: This is Not Sustainable

My writing schedule has zero rhythm right now, so I apologize. This was meant for last Tuesday's Slice of Life, so why not get it published the following Monday. I will say, it's early, so I'll schedule it, but still.... Continue Reading →

Friday Thoughts: The Kindness of Others #SOL22

This was meant for Two Writing Teachers Slice of Life on Tuesday. I'm in such a funk right now that now it's on Friday. I don't know. Things are different this year. Maybe it's the fact I sound like my... Continue Reading →

5 Random Thoughts #SOL22

it's been a long day, I'm writing my Slice late, and tomorrow is our first day of school #ugh So, my brain is pretty well shot dealing with professional development, a Zoom meeting, then trying to keep focused long enough... Continue Reading →

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 →

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