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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…

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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…

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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…

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The Things I Learned at CLAS 2016

You know that moment when you discover the kind of folks you knew existed – the ones that love the…

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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…

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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…

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Returning to the Valley

A year ago on the 19th of July I wrote a blog post about being “In the Valley of Peace”. …

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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…

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Decolonize versus Diversify: Why We Must Read More, Not Less

I don’t wade into political or religious discussion on this blog as the material here is focused on education, literature,…

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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…