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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…

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61 Days

There’s plenty of markers I’ve made a note of in my head as my first year of teaching has hurtled…

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When @thelivbits became a mentor text in my classroom

There are moments as a teacher when you wonder if the crazy idea that pounced on you as you rolled…

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It’s been two weeks

4 years and change. Endless hours of homework, essay writing, field experience hours, stress filled days of student teaching, and…

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Am I Ready?

Am I ready? It’s the question I’ve been asking as the countdown to that ephemeral first day of classes ticks…

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Episode 8 – Gentrification, Segregation, and Education

The longest podcast YET but this one is filled to the brim. Come for Julia Torres, a Denver Public Schools…

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Episode 7: Setbacks and Classroom Management

Ms. Val Durfee is our guest and she’s talking about starting her career at 50 and being a non-traditional student…

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Episode 6: Culturally Aware in a Social Studies Setting

Kelley McGuire is back for another podcast with a unique and interesting perspective – how do we grapple with our…

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Get Back On The Bike!

I have loved riding bikes since I was a little kid in Aloha, OR shredding the dust in my one…

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Episode 5: Later in Life Teacher

Come for the conversation with Kelley McGuire in which she talks about the pros and cons of becoming a teacher…

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Episode 4: All Good Things Part 2

Mr. DeLay does a final reflection on what he’s learned in his four years at Metropolitan State University of Denver…

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Episode 3: Where The Home Is

It’s a solo episode where Mr. DeLay talks about how the theme of home has been interwoven in his journey…

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All Good Things, Part 1

Star Trek: The Next Generation’s series run came to an end with a emphatic two parter.  It remains one of…

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Episode 2: Student Teachers No More

Come for the advice, the encouragement, the stories, the hope, the dreams, and the idea that student teaching is the…

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Skyrim Revelation

Never let it be said that I’m a perfect and infallible teacher – because that’s simply never going to be…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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. …

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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…