December 2012

My Year in Review

December 31, 2012

At the very start of this year, I decided to set a few goals for myself. Now that it is the final day of the year, it’s time to look back and see how I have done. GOAL 1 – Release Know Your History Episodes on Time I released the [Keep Reading]

Top 12 Albums of 2012

December 29, 2012

I started this tradition three years ago with the Top 9 albums of ’09 and continued it the following years with the Top 10 Albums of 2010 and the Top 11 of 2011. One thing I like about these year-end lists is that I often discover music I [Keep Reading]

Last Reads of the Year

December 28, 2012

The Time Keeper by Mitch Albom I love the concept of this novel. It’s about the man who first started to count and measure time. It started out innocently enough, but this one man’s preoccupation changed the entire world. As such, he [Keep Reading]

Teaching Tip – Geography

December 27, 2012

Teaching Tip Tuesday is a regular feature here on Silent Cacophony. Every week I share with you a tip that I hope you will find useful in your teaching. You can visit the Teaching Tips Archive to see all of the tips in the order I have posted them [Keep Reading]

The Power of Musical Education

December 26, 2012

“We make a big mistake in education by compensating everyone called ‘teacher’ on the same salary schedule. Music teachers arguable work longer hours, have greater influence, and contribute more to the community than most of their colleagues. [Keep Reading]

The Word is Bond Christmas Special

December 24, 2012

I hope you’ve been following the weekly podcast I’ve been doing this year for The Word is Bond. We dropped 40 episodes for you in 2012, bringing you the best in underground hip-hop music and talk. This is the last show of the year. [Keep Reading]

Saved Again

December 21, 2012

How many times have we be saved from complete annihilation and never even realized it? I didn’t believe for even a second that there would be an apocalypse today. Just because one calendar came to an end, didn’t mean that the world [Keep Reading]

Belief

December 20, 2012

“People don’t believe what you tell them. They rarely believe what you show them. They often believe what their friends tell them. They always believe what that they tell themselves. What leaders do: they give people stories they can [Keep Reading]

Chasing Content – December 2007

December 19, 2012

Chasing Content is a monthly feature that has us looking back at the month that was. Today, let’s travel back five years, and see what was happening right here on this blog at that time. Read all of the posts from December 2007 . . .  or just [Keep Reading]

Last Minute Christmas Art Ideas

December 18, 2012

Let’s look at some last minute Christmas craft ideas. We’ll start with Art Attack, an amazing children’s television show. I have had my students recreate many of the featured art projects in the classroom. If you need a [Keep Reading]
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