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The Five Most Important Words For Teachers

There’s an old adage in education that was once told to new teachers.  It was, “Don’t smile until December”.  The…

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Into The Mystic, Part II

I love creating blog headlines that connect to either songs, or movies. I also try and connect what I’m writing…

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5/25 – The Last Lesson

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Episode 16 – A COVID Retrospective

I take some time to reflect on what we’ve learned, what we’ve experienced, and how we move forward as educators….

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The Next Great Mayhaps

We all have a dream.  It is that thing we all wish for, desire, and stop in wonder every so…

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The End of Everything

Teaching is a complicated mess of ideologues, pedagogues, and demagogues. Across this great country are a panoply of public, private,…

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Back on the Bike with a Vengeance

I’ve been spending some time reflecting back on the last six years (!) that have passed since January 2014 (post…

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2019 Wasn’t That Bad, Right?

In the theme of closing out the year, I’ve taken up a unintentional tradition since 2014 – writing a blog…

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Once Upon a September

For those of us who were alive or conscious enough to witness it – there is a day in September…

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What I Wish

What I wish to say to the teaching world as a whole is that we have lots of work to…

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Let Me Tell You

What a year. What an experience. I started this job in the opening days of August 2018 as a new…

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Why It Matters To Me

I started off this year with 6th graders. It is my first year teaching. Some would suggest I had lost…

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Beware The One Direction

Oh my giddy aunt. I think I’ve had it. I’m done. I quit. I resign, effective immediately. I cannot take…

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Episode 13 – Answering Teacher Interest Q’s for PLCs!

Our grade level PLC’s asked us to answer some teacher interest questions using three different methods – I figured podcasting…

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Episode 12 – #NCTE18 Changed My Life On Day 1

Mr. DeLay attends day one of the National Council of Teacher’s of English conference and finds himself changed in so…

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Episode 11 – Why She Read and Why Everyone Should Write

We have Professor Monica Fuglei from Arapahoe Community College with us and she’s talking about her own story with education…

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Episode 10 – Paul the Educational Outsider

We’ve made it to ten episodes!  And to that end, we bring in an outsider to education.  Paul joins the…

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Episode 9 – New Teachers – The struggle, the learning, and the future

Join Kris (English) and Clint (Social Studies) as we talk about the job search, being a non-traditional student, our relationship…

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The End and The Begin

How do you measure a year? In the now cult classic musical Rent, they measure a year in song and…

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You Will Hit a Wall

It’s December. Two weeks to go until winter break. As a new teacher, you need to be ready for this…