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So far Walt Williams has created 169 blog entries.

Day 296 70 million questions

Change is tough, evolution is tough. We crave comfort and symmetry, knowing that things will be as we want them to be, as our parents said they would be.   Education is a great example. The pandemic has made us question how to reset the playing field. Do grades matter? [...]

By | January 13th, 2021|0 Comments

Day 294 RIP Bob

There's never an easy way to pay tribute to someone who passes way before their time. Ethan Cohen wrote this yesterday, much more powerful than I could ever write: Sophomore year of high school, Mr. Midgley was my football coach. I was a 15 year old drunk idiot who thought [...]

By | January 11th, 2021|0 Comments

Day 290 NOW!

Koyaansiqatsi   From December 2, 2016 “Donald Trump is a flaming shit bag. No, not because of the reasons you’re thinking (I can hear my editor now, “Sure, Walt, good luck trying to write your way out of calling the president a flaming shit bag.”) but because he is a [...]

By | January 7th, 2021|0 Comments

Day 282 Love

    Not a big fan of end of the year writing. I tried to do a Christmas letter once and did more offending than impressing. Thought about an end of the year wrap up but why? Especially this year which will be remembered as the “Year we are most [...]

By | December 30th, 2020|0 Comments

Day 276 C work

  Overall, about a C, maybe C-. Thursday my pathological optimism was gone and the students knew it.   “You doing OK Mr. Williams”   This message was in the Chatbot during Advisory, typed from a student I had really not connected with during the semester. In 25 years of [...]

By | December 23rd, 2020|0 Comments

Day 262: Lead

Leaders Needed   National, State, County, bosses, parents, we need all forms of leadership and we need it now. How we lead matters especially during times of crisis when we need competence and vision the most. We need it now, after months of flailing around, things are beyond dire and [...]

By | December 9th, 2020|0 Comments

Day 249 Droppin’ Bennies

    Happy Thanksgiving party people! Sure, you can spend 20 minutes reading this but then please log out and tune in to whatever corona tainted holiday experience you have created.   The unknowns are killing us. OK, maybe that’s a little dramatic but 8 months of not knowing is [...]

By | November 26th, 2020|0 Comments

Day 239: Democracy Works

Dear 70 million Americans,   Sorry for your loss, I know losing is tough especially when we all need a win to get us out of this Coronafunk but when I started writing this last week, I was feeling the need for unity, trying to reach out to get the [...]

By | November 16th, 2020|0 Comments

Day 230: Truth and Science win!

Did you feel it? For me it was Wednesday afternoon after I had just put away the VOTE sign driving it from the diRosa to Creekside, scanning for the 5-0 and wondering if travelling down Highway 37 at 60 mph with four 10-foot wooden letters strapped to the top of [...]

By | November 7th, 2020|0 Comments

Day 221 IXL UXL

Why wreck shop?   The third bombing was the worst. As if this job isn’t tough enough, I had some outsider use our school counselor’s name to join my Thursday Geometry Zoom class. The counselor coming into class is not an unusual thing as she enters and puts in the [...]

By | October 29th, 2020|0 Comments