We’re coming up on the anniversary of when everything shut down, and we all went inside in hopes of containing this virus, slowing it down, and finding a way to get back into our regular lives. Like Gollum, we were all very much deceived. What we knew a year agoContinue Reading

This post was originally posted to Facebook, but I did not want to link into my friends and family comments, so I’ve posted the original post with notes on the edits. This was originally posted on 1/7/2021 edited 1/8/2021 to note the following – an additional death was recorded inContinue Reading

The title of this post references the Tom Petty Album of the same name that was released on July 2nd, 1991. The songs on the album include – “Learning to Fly”, “Kings Highway”, “Into the Great Wide Open”, “The Dark of the Sun”, “All or Nothin’”, “All the Wrong Reasons”,Continue Reading

The title of this post is in reference to the final set of episodes of David Tennant as The Doctor and given my theme of using movie titles, television episode titles, and song titles – I thought it appropriate.This post is an ongoing multi-post attempt at reflecting on 2020 andContinue Reading

The title of this post is in reference to the final set of episodes of David Tennant as The Doctor and given my theme of using movie titles, television episode titles, and song titles – I thought it appropriate. This post is a multi-post attempt at reflecting on 2020. YouContinue Reading

Teaching is hard.  It is a challenging enterprise.  Don’t take this as whining, mind you.  Teaching should be hard.  It should push, challenge, stretch – force the teacher to continually be the learner through each day, month, and year as the career continues.  Teaching isn’t the same day after day. Continue Reading

I love writing reflections on this blog – having been doing it for the better part of six years it allows me to look at the time from the start of this madcap journey in January of 2014 to now through my various writings and musings I’ve put to keyboardContinue Reading

There’s an old adage in education that was once told to new teachers.  It was, “Don’t smile until December”.  The concept was that you wanted to start out heavy handed and restrictive in your classroom management so that you could eventually, by December, start to unloosen the ties that bindContinue Reading

I love creating blog headlines that connect to either songs, or movies. I also try and connect what I’m writing to the headline. Often, I miss the mark. Or I have to write a paragraph explaining why I chose the movie, or piece of music. I love the song thisContinue Reading