September 2010

Springbank Park – Terry Fox Parkway

September 29, 2010

Springbank Park is absolutely gorgeous. It is located along the bank of the Thames River in London, Ontario. There are landscaped gardens, playgrounds, a small theme park, and over 30 kilometres of trails. A lot of weddings are held at the Civic [Keep Reading]

Teaching Tip – Using Video in the Classroom

September 28, 2010

There are some amazing videos that you can bring into the classroom to further your students’ knowledge or reinforce what was taught during a unit of study. I limit the amount of video that I use in class, however. I believe that students are [Keep Reading]

Nikita Sequel is Brilliant!

September 26, 2010

Le Femme Nikita has an interesting history. First it was a 1990 French film written and directed by Luc Besson. It was originally titled Nikita but it was released in North America as Le Femme Nikita. I was first introduced to it on video cassette. [Keep Reading]

I Learned Something From a Comic (Again)

September 25, 2010

“How come boys have buttons on one side and girls have buttons on the other side?” What a great question. I’ve often wondered why this is so as well. Although, I’d never considered researching it myself. Who knew that [Keep Reading]

Doors Open London

September 22, 2010

Doors Open London is one of the best weekends of the year. For two days every year, the city throws open its doors so you can see exactly what this city has to offer. You can explore historic sites, tourist attractions, and points of interest [Keep Reading]

Teaching Tip Tuesday – Be Enthusaistic!

September 20, 2010

Image by Anirudh Koul via Flickr Here are the two most important words a teacher should live by – Be Enthusiastic. Enthusiasm is like a yawn, laughter, or Chicken-pox. It is contagious. You can pass it along to others. That is why we need to [Keep Reading]

Feeling Guilty for Being a Man

September 17, 2010

Image Grant Neufeld via Flickr Last night I went downtown to support a friend who was marching in Take Back the Night, an annual event held in cities throughout the world. In it, women come together to stand up and speak out against [Keep Reading]

Brother Ali Autograph

September 16, 2010

Brother Ali is one of my all-time favourite rappers. I first blogged about him last year just before this album came out. I can’t believe that I actually got to meet him. He was a really cool, down to earth guy. It was quite an honour to [Keep Reading]

Out With the Old (Cassettes & CDs)

September 15, 2010

I went out to buy some blank CDs this weekend and I had a really hard time finding any. I went to a big-box electronic store and all they had were blank DVDs. The next store I went to only had a small pack of coloured discs and they were rather [Keep Reading]

Teaching Tip Tuesdays – Colour Families

September 14, 2010

A few years ago I found a website called “Art Adventures” that was full of great tips, tricks, and lessons that were very easy to follow. When I first discovered this site, I printed off these lessons and I’m sure glad that I did [Keep Reading]
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