Wednesday, December 9, 2015

It's been awhile...

Back in 2001, the Boston-based rock band Staind released their second major label album "Break the Cycle", which included the track "It's Been Awhile".  While I may seem as if I titled this post with that song in mind, this has nothing to do with great music, unfortunately.

Back in the days of myspace.com (apparently that is still a thing?), I used to blog quite extensively, mostly about the high school football team that I coached at the time.  Every Friday night after our games, win or lose, I would get on my trusty MySpace account and write a post game synopsis of the game, my thoughts on the game, and other tidbits of (what I thought) was awesomeness.  Then I realized how incredibly lame MySpace was and deleted my account.  Which brings me to my Staind reference...

Since I deleted my MySpace account in 2009, I have been out of the blogging game.  Do I have a Facebook account?  Of course!  Do I have a Twitter account?  It took me a while, but I have fully embraced the insanity and awesomeness that Twitter is to an educator like myself (for the record, if you are a teacher and do not have a Twitter account, this is a requirement!  Do it right now!  Don't even finish reading this, just go to Twitter and register right now!).  While I share my thoughts, rants, pictures, videos, etc. of everything from my family, my sports teams, music, my career, tips, and whatever so on and so forth, I have been out of the blogging game for a minute or two.  It's high time I get back into the game and join the rest of the cool kids out there!

So, a little bit about me.  My name is Kyle.  I teach social studies at East Career & Technical Academy in Las Vegas, NV.  This is my 11th year of teaching.  I have a bachelor's in secondary education social studies, a master's in education, and an educational specialist in school administration.  I am also a Google Certified Educator, a Remind Connected Educator, and a member of the state board for CUE of Nevada.  My wife, Mary, and I have two children, Elsa (4) and Reed (7 months).  I run, play hockey, fish, camp, and enjoy music on top of geeking out on history and tech tools for my classroom.

Now that I have spent a little time getting my feet wet again, I hope to make this a more regular thing.  Until next time...

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