Those creepy little pictures

I got my school pictures a few weeks ago.  I’m never sure what to do with these.  You’ve got the massive 8×10 that your grandma used to hang on her wall – this was cute when I was 10 but probably a little weird now that I’m 37.  You’ve got the two 5x7s that mayContinue reading “Those creepy little pictures”

A story about a fridge

This past Sunday I had the opportunity to share a story about a refrigerator magnet conversation I recently had with my kids.  The room was beautifully chaotic as families and friends (some as young as 2 weeks and others as young as 80+ years) enjoyed breakfast together.  Check out the story and the pics ofContinue reading “A story about a fridge”

Put your cell phones away

I love showing this video on my first day with new students.  I include it as part of my explanation of classroom procedures by saying something like this: I expect that when you are in this class, you will have your cell phone completely put away so that it’s not a distraction to you.  IfContinue reading “Put your cell phones away”

Here’s what happened this summer

Today marks the end of my first summer as a teacher.  It was a fantastic and full summer.  Not that you asked, but here are some of the highlights: Del Oro’s Graduation made national news so we had to do it again a few days later.  It turned out to be a good experience forContinue reading “Here’s what happened this summer”

Having something to say

I can’t remember where I heard it.  It was a few years ago when someone I trusted (but can’t seem to remember) said something like, “There’s a difference between having to say something and having something to say.”  I’m not sure if it was related to teaching (I was taking classes for my credential atContinue reading “Having something to say”

Parkway Half Marathon Race Report

It was my 5th year running the Parkway Half Marathon and despite the heat, it turned out to be a good day for running.  The course follows the water on the American River Trail from William Pond Park in Carmichael down past Sac State and back up basically the same path.  In past years, I’mContinue reading “Parkway Half Marathon Race Report”

Del Oro Multimedia at STN

Just last week, a team of 7 students from Del Oro High School piled into rental cars and made their way down to LA for the annual Student Television Network Convention.  Contests were entered, seminars were attended, videos were shot and edited, lessons were learned, friendships were strengthened, and memories were made. To the 2013Continue reading “Del Oro Multimedia at STN”

Why and What we Eat

A sermon at Emmaus about love, life, community and food. Paul say to discern, notice, and pay attention to the Body of Christ. He goes on to say that you (all of you) are the Body of Christ… This was the first time that I have ever taped anything underneath chairs during a sermon. IContinue reading “Why and What we Eat”