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    A Post From the Bleachers

    This week my post comes from the bleachers as I'm on my weekly lunch duty assignment. [caption id="attachment_411" align="alignleft" width="197"] Out to Play[/caption] One of the things I love about our middle school is the freedom the students
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    Priorities, Plants & Plinko days

    Here we are on another Friday afternoon. I've taken care of an apple for my afternoon snack and I'm ready to reflect. I'm finding my most difficult challenge to be the part of the job that I also like the most.  The constant change of attention
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    Getting in the Flow or "The Slow Clap"

    My first full week of the school year is complete. So far, I absolutely love what I do.  It is completely different everyday, full of puzzles, people and practice.  I'm dedicated to looking at this with the beginner's mind as I go through each da
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    Its Been One Week

    I made a goal for myself to write a bit this year about my work, so here it goes. I'm happy to say that, at least from my perspective, our first week at LCS was a fantastic success.  There were bugs, lots of them, with our LMS and scheduling, but
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    Tranisition

    Another year in the books. I've now got thirteen years of teaching under my belt and it feels good. It seems like so long ago that I sat in the office of Jackson Middle School on a snow day to interview for my first teaching job. Little did I know as
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    Surfing Safari

    As I submit my final project, I'm still working on the unit in the classroom. For various reasons, the timing just didn't quite work out, but we are about 92.7% finished.  Throughout the unit, the ideas have swelled, broken, and reformed.  They c
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    Bridge Over Troubled Waters

    Its always a challenge to work on a project that relies on creating a project with others that will be completed by someone else who has to ask another group for their participation in order to complete the project.  Huh? It creates a bit of a ta
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    Turn, Turn, Turn

    Life is a process of change. Without change, life is impossible.  Once you accept that with joy, there is no fear. - Thich Nhat Hanh I came across this quote in the past couple of weeks and as I was planning today, it popped back into my head.  If