a deLayed teacher

a life long learner's journey

A Journey

From the first days of returning to college in January of 2014 to the last days of graduation in June of 2018 – this is the story of my journey through school, field experiences, student teaching, and to standing on the stage with diploma in hand.

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The Theory of Everything

Theories are wonderful things.  They are helpful in examining an issue or an idea.  They allow us to apply the scientific method and test various variables.  Again – wonderful thing.  Except when it comes to English and specifically composition theory.  […]

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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 reflecting on the last two years […]

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Cool Runnings

In 1993 one of the greatest sports movies was released and the title kicks off today’s post.  But it shares more than just a nifty side note on the early 90’s and how much fun movies were (they were, trust […]

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The Two Towers

Ah, Lord of the Rings.  One of the trilogies that (for the most part) works efficiently, effectively and excellently.  It also works as a literary and cinematic metaphor to draw comparisons up against my current college experience.   I’m facing down […]

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On Like Donkey Kong

Thirteen days.  312 hours. 18,720 minutes.  The countdown to my fifth semester at Metropolitan State University of Denver has begun in earnest.  It’s that moment in a (well written & directed) film when the audience realizes the challenge that lays […]

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Crawling

You read that headline right.  I’m crawling my way to the finish line.  And not in a fun, smiley, playing a game way.  This is a desperate crawl to escape the impending doom of a fiery explosion that’s on a […]