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

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

What a year. What an experience. I started this job in the opening days of August 2018 as a new teacher fresh out of college at the age of 36. I attended my first employee orientation as a teacher. There were many firsts this year. First fight. First student IContinue Reading

It’s December. Two weeks to go until winter break. As a new teacher, you need to be ready for this moment. Because in this moment, you’re going to want to quit, run away, and never return. It’s that moment of fight or flight and we’re desperate for a flight outtaContinue Reading

Never let it be said that I’m a perfect and infallible teacher – because that’s simply never going to be the case.  We, as educators, are always under construction and learning every day as we teach.  For me, a moment like this occurred a few weeks ago.  I wrote thisContinue Reading

What a journey it has been. Since January of 2014 I’ve been on a path of rebirth, renew, and rebuilding.  It hasn’t been without pain – those moments where I found the need to change required some hard decisions.  It hasn’t been without heartache – having to lose the socialContinue Reading

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 me) or a chance for me to talk about aContinue Reading