3 Words for 2016

Only. Onward! Partner. My three words for 2015 served me well: Go. Do. Art. Despite a number of hugely difficult unanticipated variables, I feel a sense of success for the year. I really don’t want to relive any of it, but I’m glad for having traversed the terrain. So I’ve been thinking about three more…

When the Boss is an Un-Linchpin

Antithesis of Linchpin [The more accurate descriptor is Antithesis of Linchpin but Un-Linchpin rolls off the tongue more funner.] Motivationally speaking, I am totally wiped out. I have been told every which way west of Sunday: Just teach the minimum. That’s all we’re doing here. Just set the lowest bar. And in fact, the flip side of…

Patterns of Patterns

Why do I keep making bad decisions? It’s a question I’ve been asking for a while now. Although I do my best to heal the hurts/learn the lessons/move forward, I always seem to circle back to this single query. Where’s the flaw in my decision-making process of discernment? I must be blind because I keep…

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…