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500 Posts: Project 180, Day 107


  This morning marks my 500th post since starting my blog back in December 2015. To celebrate, I decided to have a little bit of fun and write a song to the tune of The…

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Not Just a New Year: Project 180 Guest Post


5…4…3…2…1…Today, December 31, the stroke of midnight will bring more than just a new year, more than just a new month, more than just a new calendar.  It will also bring some new changes to…

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Thank You


I find myself thankful for much this holiday. I am thankful for my lovely wife Sherry and her support. I am thankful for my two beautiful children Finn and Arya. I am thankful for my…

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Maybe It’s Down a Different Path: Project 180, Day 48


I will hit the target if I… …engage in the creative process, have fun, and grow as a writer.   “We are writers.” We say this every day in 211. Forty-some days ago, in a…

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Communication Clears the Cluttered Path: Project 180 Guest Post


Anything worth having doesn’t come easy.  Yes, this is a phrase I’ve lived by for a while, but the past few months it has truly stood the test of time as we’ve ventured down the…

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A Better Recipe: Project 180, Day 40


Forty days in and I am feeling great about how things are going. Told my wife last night, as I was making dinner, that I felt like I needed to pinch myself after another great…

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Stop: Project 180, Day 38


“Syrieididntgetachancetofinishmyessayourwifiwasdownand…and…” “Whoa, Abby. Slow down, chica. Sounds like you are stressing about this class. Thought we talked about this?” I responded, nodding at the back table where we ‘put down the glass’ last week.  “No…

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Might As Well Jump: Project 180 Guest Post


Am I doing the right thing for my students? Can I even do this? This was happening. There was nothing else to do but jump in.   One month in and I can’t believe October…

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The Fog is Starting to Clear: Project 180 Guest Post


Am I really doing what is best for my students?  Am I being transparent enough?  Do they realize the importance of what we do every day in class?     Wow!  I can’t believe I’ve…

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Meet the Parents: Project 180, Day 5


Trail Talk “If you are not a little confused or overwhelmed at this point, then I am concerned. This is entirely different from what you are accustomed to; as I said, it’s a new language….

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