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The Life of a Conflicted Teacher

Working hard to make sense of it all

She Cried, and That’s Ok…. #SOL17

I love coaching for many reasons: teamwork, respect for teammates, the chance to teach on the court, and just a way to keep yourself healthy. It's a sport that if I could make a decent salary at it, I would... Continue Reading →

Friday Thoughts – One Little Word #OLW2017 #Onelittleword2017

It's that time of the year again, to find that one little word to which a year's worth of growth, activity, and reflection can be shared with.  Last year, my word was "be", and as I reflected on last year,... Continue Reading →

One More 2016 Post – #SOL

I know, I know, just enough of the 2016. But this is one that just can't let go. January 1, my wife and I got up, skipped church, and watch "CBS Sunday Morning" (a favorite past time if we are... Continue Reading →

The Year That Was……

If you are looking for a "Best of" or a "Wow, What a Great Year" or even a "My Favorite Thing in 20167" kind of post, keep looking. There are plenty on my feed in WordPress, but this isn't going to... Continue Reading →

Fran and Handshake That Never Was

Ok, disclaimer, I didn't watch the Iowa/North Dakota basketball game last night. Being on the "no cable, no dish" plan, with crappy DSL service, I feel lucky I can run NetFlix without  buffering. The joys of being a techie in... Continue Reading →

Friday Thought – Persistence and Discipline

Somedays, the stars just align for our discussions. We have what's called out our "Kid of Character" award each month. We recognized those students who do the right thing, who work through hard times. Our principal talked with us about... Continue Reading →

“This Attitude Will Get You Higher than Legalized Pot” #SOL

Oh goodness I love this title! 🙂 If you've not heard of Dr. Alan Zimmerman (@Dr_Zimmerman), you need to look him up. Here's a man oozes positive think and attitude. He's got a Tuesday Tip that I subscribe to, and last... Continue Reading →

Yup, Lock It Down

I'd taken a bit of a hiatus from my blog just because I was struggling to get topics and just write meaningful things. No, every piece of writing has to be earth shattering, but I want if it's going to... Continue Reading →

Friday thoughts – Once Again, It’s About Relationships!

There are days where I cannot keep from being just flat out disappointed in our profession as a whole. Most days, I see the good in just about everything we do. We are doing good work with our standard. I... Continue Reading →

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