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Episode 1 – Almost Student Teachers

Come for the honest conversation about student teaching, becoming a teacher, and what we’re (Mr. DeLay and guests) are doing to prepare for a semester of student teaching, stay for the comedy styling of...

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The Gift of Words

2017.  What a year.  I’ve been wrestling with how to write this post because this is my last post as a college student.  I’ve been writing about my experiences since January 2014 and every...

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A CLAS sized Shockabuku

In the movie “Grosse Pointe Blank”, John Cusack’s character is meeting up with his high school sweetheart on the eve of their high school reunion.  And they have a conversation about what he needs. ...

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The Penultimate Post

What a journey it has been. Since January of 2014 I’ve been on a path of rebirth, renew, and rebuilding.  It hasn’t been without pain – those moments where I found the need to...

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The Things You Carry

Being a teacher has always been a part of my life.  When I was in 5th grade, I made a classroom in a side closet and did lessons with my younger brother.  I had...

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The Gorilla Position

The Gorilla Position was named for Gorilla Monsoon – one of the biggest figures in the early days of the professional wrestling world.  Wikipedia describes it thusly, The staging area just behind the curtain...

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Into The Mystic

Why yes, the headline refers to Van Morrison’s hit, which you can listen to here.  It’s been an alarming three months since I sat down to ponder my education, but I had my reasons. ...

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The Rookie

Up until this semester everything has followed the traditional school path.  Go to class. Attend the lecture with notebook and pen answering questions, participating at an acceptable level of activity and turn in the...

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Smokey and the Bandit

If you’ve never seen the movie that serves as the title for this post you need to drop whatever you’re doing and buy, rent or stream it.  It is a classic car and truck...

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A Great Perhaps

What a ride. I’m putting Spring 2016 semester in the rear view mirror (3.20 GPA!) and pulling out maps for a trip down Summer 2016 Semester lane with Fall 2016 right after.  I’ve been...

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Columbine, Friend of Mine

Columbine. It’s a word that carries heavy emotional weight when spoken or written.  It’s been 17 years (as of tomorrow) since the first frenzied calls to 911 were made and the news began to...

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On the Retirement of Dr. Elsie Haley

The greatness of teaching is that if you’re good, you’ll enjoy a career educating the masses and informing students in whatever subject you teach.  If you’re great – they’ll remember you fondly.  Your lessons...