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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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 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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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…

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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…

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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…

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2015 Wasn’t Actually Too Terrible, Right?

I know.  I’m late.  My last name is DeLay.  What did you expect?  The Spanish Inquisition?  The answer is that…

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Know When to Walk Away

You would have thought I had learned my lesson.  I wrote briefly here about it in August of 2014.  Alas,…

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In The Valley of Peace

Going back to school when you’re thirty three years old is an absolute adventure filled with a never ending basket…