April 2009

Novel Study Takes to the Track

April 30, 2009

My all-time favourite novel is Heartbeat by Sharon Creech. I have been sharing it with my class all week long. We’ve been listening to the audio book and following along with copies of the novel. I can’t say enough good things about this [Keep Reading]

The Collective Inkwell Fiction Contest Entry

April 29, 2009

I submitted a story to The Collective Inkwell Creative Fiction Contest.  My story is called “The Thought Alone.” I hope you will head over to http://collectiveinkwell.com/creative-fiction-contest/ read the entire story.  The task was [Keep Reading]

Teaching Tip Tuesday – Be Flexible

April 28, 2009

Teachers need to be prepared. I can’t emphasize this enough. I make sure that I draw up very detailed year plans and day plans.  I am very well organized in my classroom. Unfortunately all the planning and organizing can sometimes not be [Keep Reading]

I Thought It Wasn’t For Me

April 27, 2009

It’s no secret that I don’t like social networking sites. I’ve written about this topic several times here on Silent Cacophony. That’s why you will probably be surprised that I have been won over by one of them. That’s right, I am on [Keep Reading]

It Was Bad For Me So It Will Always Be That

April 23, 2009

Okay. Let me vent for a moment here. You may have had a teacher in the past that you didn’t see eye to eye with. You may have constantly butted heads with this person and it ruined your perception of school. Or perhaps you just weren’t a good [Keep Reading]

Forest Instead of Condos

April 22, 2009

There are two small forest areas in my neighbourhood. They aren’t much to look at. But I often walk through them. It’s nice having a piece of nature within walking distance of my place. I think these green spaces are underappreciated in a large [Keep Reading]

Rap Group Got Me Reading a Classic

April 20, 2009

I consider myself to be an avid reader. You can always find a book or two on the nightstand beside my bed. I utilize the library frequently and read everything from fiction to non-fiction to comic books to young adult novels to magazines and [Keep Reading]

What I’m Feeling Now

April 17, 2009

These are the best rappers making noise right now, in my humble opinion. In no particular order here they are MURS CLASSIFIED BLUE SCHOLARS SWEATSHOP UNION DEF III and FACTOR ft. MOKA ONLY This EP is amazing. Heavy, heavy rotation. Nuff said. If you [Keep Reading]

Making Beats Again – Should It Be So Hard?

April 16, 2009

I want to get back into music production. There was a time in my life when my main focus was on producing and writing music. Back then I used this Akai Sampling Keyboard and I hooked it up to an Atari 1040 ST by way of MIDI cables and I used a [Keep Reading]
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