Big Fish Little Pond

I’m concerned. Once there was a big fish and a little fish that lived together in a pond.  Every day the little fish looked to the skies to see gulls flying from an unseen origin to an unknown destination and back.  He studied this magical flight for hours at a time pondering the elegance of…

Final Answer Regis!

Honestly. It’s been an #unhinged week. Like being on a rollercoaster without the safety bar. Hold on tight cuz this train is leavin’ the station. I had no control over any of the events that happened to flip my classes sideways. But that’s okay because Control is an illusion. I don’t want to live my life…

The #Unhinged Lessons

Broken Doorknobs If you were here last time, then you probably saw this pic and heard this story: Some Doors Don’t Open. Here’s the backchannel. I have a new classroom. Turns out, I’m a math teacher [which is actually news to a lot of people.. myself included]. I arrived at school on the first teachers-come-back…

Some Doors Don’t Open

When a door closes We’re conditioned to finish that thought with … a window opens. I think that’s mostly true although sometimes it feels like that old window is just plain stuck-shut-tight. Might be a week… or a month… or even a year before any hint of fresh air starts seeping through the sill. When a…

#Irony

I know it shouldn’t hurt… but it does. I know it doesn’t make a difference… but it does. All the visible signs of my work last year are gone… except for some painted rectangles. It almost feels like I didn’t exist. But I know there was a ton of good work that changed young lives……

A Year of Mastery

Everyone Changes I have been all-consumed. By change. By change in the people around me. By change that changes the people around me. I feel like a movie stuntwoman who grabs onto the airplane at take-off and never quite manages to get anywhere safe. I’m just hanging on for dear life… trying to enjoy the…

The Unknowable Path

Seth Godin’s blog popped into my email early this morning. And then a little bit later, a friend sent the same link. Seems the universe is intent on getting my undivided attention on this one. The unknowable path … might also be the right one. The fact that your path is unknowable may be precisely why…