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Thoughtful Thursday: Remembering

Today, we have our second night of fall conferences, a great time to connect with parents, showcase some of their child's work, and just talk about the education their child needs right now. While I get nervous each time we... Continue Reading →

Day 14 – “Look in the Mirror, Not Out the Window” – #SOLC22

Today was Episode #300 of the Washedup Walkons, a podcast put on by three former Iowa football players who walked on to the program and ended up each making an impact on the program in their own way. They've got... Continue Reading →

Friday Thoughts: Just Do The Damn Writing

#wowcursingrightoffthebat I've been frustrated lately with my inability to keep focus on any sort of project. I've got some self-diagnosis going on, but I am NOT a trained professional so those will stay firmly in my own head. However, I... Continue Reading →

#Dailypositive #SOL21

I'm not a positive person by nature. During the 2008 financial crash, I went down a pretty big rabbit hole with peak oil and monetary crashes and a host of other things. As I watch our country move over 28... Continue Reading →

The Art of Gratitude #SOL21

NOTE: This was to be published for Two Writing Teacher's Slice of Life weekly writing on Tuesday. Go check out some awesome teacher writers who have posted amazing things! 🙂 Last March, when school was shut down, my wife and... Continue Reading →

#SOLC21 – Day 13 – The Pandemic is Over (Not Really)

Yesterday was our anniversary, Number 27, and we celebrated with a drive through dinner, and going to bed early. My wife got her second Covid shot, so was tired and her arm hurt, but didn't seem to have any other... 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 →

One Little Word Revised #SOL21

Happy New Year Slice of Lifers (and everyone else who reads this hot mess!). I hope this beginning week of 2021 has been especially sweet for you. Who knew at this point last year that we'd be in the pickle... Continue Reading →

Holiday Break #SOL20

First, happy *insert your celebrations or lack there of* break. I've been a teacher since 1994 and, like most of the educators who follow this blog, I've never felt I needed a break like I do this year. We've started... Continue Reading →

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