November 2009

The Law of the Universe

November 30, 2009

There are some universal laws that are so simple and easy to understand that they often get lost. These laws have been written down time and time again but they have sometimes been misinterpreted. Universal laws are broken every day and [Keep Reading]

Writing Helps

November 26, 2009

Writing is probably one of the most amazing tools that we have. I was reminded of this last month. I was at a really low place in my life. I was feeling depressed and miserable. I couldn’t figure a way out of my bad mood. It seemed like I was [Keep Reading]

Scary New Territory

November 25, 2009

I don’t know why but I find it hard to write short fiction. For me, it seems a lot easier to write a novel than a short story. So I find myself in some scary new territory as I try to take some advice that a published author gave me. Barbara [Keep Reading]

Teaching Tip Tuesdays – Music Class

November 24, 2009

Music doesn’t need to be a scary subject to teach. You don’t have to be a musician. You don’t have to be a good singer. You don’t have to have any talent or passion to teach it to your students. This week’s Teaching Tip [Keep Reading]

Doors Open

November 22, 2009

Last month, I was given the key to the city, sort of speak. It was the annual Doors Open event in London, Ontario. I was able to visit 9 different tourist attractions and sites of interest. Here are a few of the highlights. Banting House – [Keep Reading]

No Homework Please

November 20, 2009

This is the news article that has been the topic of much discussion today. http://www.vancouversun.com/life/Calgary+family+signs+homework+deal/2241272/story.html A family in Calgary has won the right for their children not to be assigned daily [Keep Reading]

Meet the Author

November 19, 2009

Last night I met an author. She came to my neighbourhood library to talk about her writing and to read some excerpts of her work. Her name is Barbara Haworth-Attard. I love how she told us that she had always written but had never even thought that [Keep Reading]

Teaching Tip Tuesday – Song Maps

November 17, 2009

This is the song map that I created to teach my class the song “Yellow Submarine.” I love using song maps because it teaches that music can be written down and read. This image is read just like you would read any text – from left [Keep Reading]

An Extra U, A Weird Q, A Strange S, and a Zed

November 16, 2009

I love the colour of our currency but sometimes I write a cheque. I like going to the Recreation Centre but we just call it the Rec. I practise my strokes and analyze my technique to get efficient and speedy at the 50-metre freestyle in the [Keep Reading]

Cale Sampson Interview and Podcast

November 14, 2009

Last month, I had the chance to interview Toronto emcee Cale Sampson. I transcribed the interview and laced it with some YouTube videos but at the time of the posting, we had some technical difficulties getting the podcast up. Well, I am glad to [Keep Reading]
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