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Snippets With Snyd

A Teacher’s Tail

Finished. The first year is in the books – the grade books; but, the noise still lingers like the unceasing tiredness.

As the last moments of my students’ exam rolled by, questions flooded my mind. Though, to remain transparent, it was more of a trickle. I now fully believe in teacher burnout. As my students passingly yelled their last goodbyes, I thought, “Did I accomplish what I set out to complete?”

Undoubtedly, the year held many successes. I grew as a person, learning how to manage conflict effectively. Teaching takes a community; I owe so much to those who dedicate their lives to their co-workers and students. Thankfully, I know now that even extenuating circumstances have extenuating circumstances. I learned that every time effort exerts into something, a return is received. Like Newton’s Third Law, persistent resistance to passivity works.

Yet, the question of accomplishments plagued my…

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Friday Favorites #6: Squash Variations & Recipes

Friday Favorites #6: Squash Variations & Recipes

Squash is a wonderful treat in the fall and winter time. I love to use it to create new recipes and flavors as the seasons change. Frequently, people buy or receive an abundance of squash in the fall and then don't know how to use it! I thought I would devote this post to how [...]

Friday Favorites: Latest Workouts

Friday Favorites: Latest Workouts

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Friday Favorites #3: Healthy-ish Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

Friday Favorites #3: Healthy-ish Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

A Little History.. When I was little and my family was going on a car trip, my mom would always make banana chocolate chip muffins. They were full of sugar, refined flour and LOTS of chocolate chips. They were one of my favorite road trip snacks. I remember one particular instance when we were leaving [...]