January 31, 2016 at 10:57AM

You might be an adult if you say things like ‘I want to vacuum the bedroom floor.’

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February tomorrow!?!

Hard to believe that tomorrow is the first day of February. I’ve been slow to adjust to the fast pace of my new workplace, although in speaking with other teachers it seems we’re all in the same boat.

The problem is that the school expects more than could possibly be accomplished without neglecting students. Then they say ‘focus on the students’, with an implied ‘but still do all this other stuff’.

To his credit, my Principal overtly doesn’t pressure about ‘other stuff’, but it is that stuff that’s included in my appraisal portfolio.

They say time is an organization’s most precious resource, but maybe fail to remember that a teacher’s time with students is more precious than other time.

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January 29, 2016 at 07:37PM

‘Ren, you’re not eating your dinner.’

‘No, I’m telling you dinner stories.’

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January 25, 2016 at 03:11PM

‘Entertainment is learning.’ Twyla Tharp @ClassicalKUSC

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January 19, 2016 at 05:37PM

Principal informed me that one of my ‘at risk’ students improved by an entire grade level since Aug on a diagnostic assessment.

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January 18, 2016 at 09:08PM

Ren just read The Garden (Frog & Toad) to me. #proudpapa

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Monday snowstorm

A peaceful night of gentle snow morphed into a harrowing morning commute of stuck delivery trucks, overstuffed trains, delays, and freezing rain.

It was hard to feel a start to the day, but now it’s ending, so it must have started.

Excited for more snow on the weekend!

Honestly. I know it sounds sarcastic but I do actually want more snow.

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