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Thoughtful Thanksgiving Thursday: A Little Gratitude

Three things I am grateful for: So I've been more of a grump than I really want and it shows in my writing. I'll apologize for that because I am an optimistic person who has lost his way. So, my... 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 →

Basketball Saved Me, Again! #SOL22

Today was, if I may borrow one of the slang words of our students, dog water (apparently that is negative). #heeheeyousaiddogwater Hush. We go on an A/B day cycle and one day has a decidedly different feel than the other.... Continue Reading →

Thoughtful Thursday: Thursday Writing

In our school, we have a WIN time, which is What I Need. Some students need math help, while work with reading, writing, other leadership ideals, and other areas. My WIN group is set up for almost all of that.... Continue Reading →

Slice of Life Tuesday: Worthy Goals #SOL22

A few things happened over this past week that has got me thinking about my health and goals: 1. A month ago, we get an email from my dad, talking about dad stuff, then he slips in that he fell... Continue Reading →

Saturday Scriptings: I Just Need to Write

I'm not even sure why I started writing this a couple of days ago and am continuing today. I need to code. I'm teaching a Python class and my knowledge of the language is not where it should be right... Continue Reading →

Summertime Stocking Up #SOL22

Today, we were supposed to go work in school (by the way, an average teacher donates $7,500 worth of hours to their profession), getting our rooms put together a bit because this weekend is Iowa Irish Fest and next week... Continue Reading →

It’s Been Quiet. Too Quiet. #SOL22

Hello Blog! Long time, no write! It's been so long that I've missed #slacker Nope, not this time! It's just been a bit of a reset. Much needed time away. In June, worked for two weeks on professional learning dealing... Continue Reading →

Two Days #SOL22

This past weekend, we took our camper our for the first time. It's May and we are doing this for the first time! It been cold and rainy and windy for weeks, but this past weekend, we had plans! #what... Continue Reading →

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