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#SOLC21 – Day 5 – “I’d love to argue with you later”

First, happy birthday to my brother. He's in Mexico right, so I'm not sure my text got him, but I hoping he's enjoying his birthday in the sun. Second, yesterday, I wrote about consistency, and today, during our #FinishHardFriday video... Continue Reading →

Friday Thoughts: And She Cried, Part 3

PLEASE NOTE: This was written in December, so a lot has happened since then. However, the meaning and emotion of the writing is eternal. I hope it speaks you in February the way it spoke to me right after that... Continue Reading →

The Slice of Life Live or Yikes, They’ll See My Face #SOL21

So, Stacey invited me to be part of a Slice of Life Facebook Live event, talking about the March Challenge coming up. The invitation email, like the organization, was very professional and I know she and Betsy put a ton... 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 →

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 →

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