Monthly Archives: May 2017

Teaching Tip Tuesday Archive

Welcome to Teaching Tip Tuesdays – The Table of Contents

Please visit this page often as I will continue to update it every week with my latest teaching tip.

Below you find the tips in the order they have appeared on my blog.

The tips are also grouped by theme a little further down. I hope that you will find this series of posts useful in your classroom.

If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, or would like to write a guest post for Teaching Tip Tuesdays, please leave me a comment below, send me an email, or get at me on Twitter

Teachers helping teachers is what it is all about.

1. Teaching Tip Tuesdays begins
2. Student Numbers
3. Day Plans
4. Keep it at School
5. Supply Plans
6. Long Range Plans
7. Character Education
8. Tribes
9. Squads
10. Seating Plans
11. Dollar Stores
12. Be Flexible
13. Classroom Scrabble
14. Rules to Live By
15. Procedures
16. A Day in the Life of a Supply Teacher (guest post)
17. What Teachers expect from a Supply (guest post)
18. Packing Up for the Year
19. Summer Homework
20. Learning Doesn’t Stop in the Summer
21. New Teacher Guide
22. First Day of School (script / lesson plan)
23. Fairy Tales
24. Homework Program
25. Map Adventures
26. Math Drills
27. Where are the Desks?
28. Musical Corners
29. Classroom Deal or No Deal 
30. My Mission Statement
31. A New Cereal on the Bookshelf
32. April Fools Day
33. Using Play Money to teach Responsibility
34. Classroom Economy 
35. Three Choices You Always Have
36. Classroom Blog
37. How to Listen 
38. Level Everything
39. EQAO – prepare for the test
40. Mark Book
41. Monthly Homework
42. Song Maps
43. Teaching Music
44. Don’t Pass on the Fear
45. USB Drives
46. Sometimes You Just Need a Break
47. Visual Schedules
48. Bitesize Science
49. Eliminate the Negative
50. Key Elements Great Teachers Possess
51. Get Parents on Side
52. Teaching Gym and Health
53. Letter Writing
54. Black History Month
55. Classroom Rules (Expectations)
56. Literacy Strategy A.P.E. (guest post) 
57. Twitter in the Classroom
58. Improvisational Stories
59. A Great Drama Rubric 
60. Comic Strip Drama
61. Radio Theatre
62. Jigsaw Listening
63. Three Choices
64. Using Pop Music
65. 5 Shading Techniques
66. Super Buck (Art Project)
67. Colour Wheel
68. World Cup
69. Leadership Activity
70. First Day Craft
71. Read Everything 
72. Be Enthusiastic!
73. Using Video in the Classroom
74. Don’t Throw That Out
75. Transformational Geometry
76. Colour Families
77. Teachable Moments
78. Smarties Math
79. Elementary Oragami (guest post)
80. Super Doors
81. Using Math Resources
82. Great Websites
83. 5 Tips To Motivate Reluctant Students (guest post)
84. Art Attack
85. Take a Break
86. 4 Ways to Sustain Your Enthusiasm (guest post)
87. The What-If Activity
88. Get Them Writing
89. Picture Prompts
90. Guided Reading
91. Mutli-Syllabic Rhymes (Poetry)
92. Quieting Down a Rowdy Class (guest post)
93. Get Organized
94. Share a Story
95. Take Some Time (Enjoy Your March Break)
96. It Takes 5 Years
97. Word Study Games
98. First Time Teacher Tips (guest post)
99. 9 Tips for an Eco-Friendly Classroom (guest post)
100. 5 Reasons Not to Print That
101. Throw Out Your Rigid Classroom Schedule and Your Students Will Work Harder
102. Small Group Instruction
103. How To Fit In Small Group Instruction
104. How a Glue Stick Works
105. Unscramble, Write, and Draw
106. Teaching Vocal Music
107. Work To Learn
108. Two Month Goal: Know Your Students
109. Define Yourself: Word Collage
110. Free Teaching Resources (Part 1)
111. Use Lego to Teach Science
112. Visual (Drawing) Telephone
113. 5 Ways To Get Supply Teaching Jobs
114. Halloween Vowel Sounds
115. Why Are You Learning (Guest Post)
116. Free Teaching Resources (Part 2)
117. File Folder Seating Plans
118. Healthy Lunches Kids Will Love (guest post)
119. The Benefits of Extra-Curricular Activities (guest post)
120. 5 Minute Daily Language Activities
121. Scaredy Squirrel Drama Lesson
122. Making Comics Online
123. Visual History of Christmas Trees
124. Online Jukebox for Your Classroom
125. Music and Movement
126. Lighter or Darker Words
127. The Way You Speak Depends on the Situation
128. Using Cards in Math Class
129. We Love Books Day
130. 5 Brain Foods For Learning
131. Play and Learn with Lego
132. OK Go (and) Show This Video To Your Class
133. The Book Whisperer – Get Your Students Reading
134. Clothespins and Binder Rings
135. Inspiring Classroom Story – A Student’s Resiliency
136. How to Convert Printing to Text (Smartboard Tip)
137. Let the Smartboard be Your Artist
138. Smartboard Game – A to Z
139. The Only Audio / Video Response Worksheet You’ll Ever Need
140. What Teachers Actually Do
141. How to Care for Students
142. A Treasure Trove of Ideas
143. Shinball – An Alternative to Dodgeball
144. Word Hammers – Great Teaching Strategy and Game 
145. First Day Grids
146. Residential Schools – Novels, Memoirs, and Picture Books
147. The Write Start: Nurturing Writers at Every Stage
148. How to Use Blogging in Your Teaching (guest post)
149. How to Use a Paper Towel
150. There are No Grades in First Grade (guest post)
151. Solve the Messy Desk Problem
152. Why Teachers Should Use Facebook
153. How I’ve Been Using Facebook in My Teaching
154. The Power of Education (And a Great Film)
155. Comic Strip Newsletters
156. Last Minute Christmas Art Ideas
157. Point Out The Positive
158. Report Card Comments
159. The Pitfalls of Social Media
160. School Struggles: An Interview with Dr. Selznick
161. To Flip or Not to Flip (Is a Flipped Classroom the Way to Go?)
162. Ice T’s Rap School
163. Rap Song Structure
164. Making Rap Beats
165. Writing Rap Songs With Students
166. How Music Can Inspire and Increase Ambition in the Classroom
167. We Need to Teach Internet Safety and Etiquette
168. Lessons We Can Learn From Skateboarding (and how to apply it to education)
169. Middle Schools Should . . . 
170. My Classroom is a Laser Field
171. Musical Futures
172. Exams, Grades, and Marks Miss The Point
173. Reflect at the End of the School Year
174. Using Classroom Rules to Correct Misbehaviour
175. Our Classroom Rules Apply to the Teacher as well
176. Summer’s Gone (Musical Circles)
177. Juliet Lives (A Play Written by my Students)
178. Classroom Management Books Worth Reading
179. Developing Integrity in Our Students
180. Long Range Plan Template
181. Create Radio Plays in Your Classroom
182. How to Set Up Your Music Class
183. Music Room Storage Solutions
184. Effective Questioning Techniques
185. Please, No More Indoor Recess
186. A Band Warm-Up (Tricking them to Play Jingle Bells)
187. Best Word to Use in Your Teaching Practice
188. Teachers are Magic
189. 8 Tips for Young Musicians
190. Create Visual Poems with Your Students
191. A Great School Doesn’t Need a Building 
192. The Last Ten Minutes of a Lesson are Very Important
193. Day Plan Template
194. Novel in an Hour
195. How to Engage Reluctant Learners
196. GPS – The Road to Musical Success
197. Lip Sync Battle
198. 3 Reasons Teachers Should Call Home
199. Short Term Self vs Long Term Self
200. Great Drama and Dance Strategies
201. Arthur and the Dragon” Integrated Drama Unit
202. 3 Tips for Using the Computer Lab Effectively
203. 5 Ways to Set Long Term Goals to Achieve Success
204. Free Random Name Generator for Smartboard
205. When Will I Ever Use This Stuff?
206. Students Often Say, “What’s The Point of All This?”
207. Music and Movement Props
208. 4 Apps for Creative Writers
209. Classrooms are Irrelevant (But Schools Aren’t)
210. 5 Words
211. Classroom Management for Dummies
212. My Grade 2/3 Long Range Plan
213. List and Interpret a Moment
214. There’s Logic Behind How Our Numbers Look
214. Hula Hoops on the First Day of School
215. Reading Salad: A Hands-On Lesson
216. Save Fred – Team Building Activity
217. Comic Newsletters
218. Weekly Newsletter
219. Northern Lights Art
220. Learning Skills Report Card Comments
221. How to Use a Reward System in the Classroom
222. Free Christmas Sheet Music for Beginning Bands
223. Teach Like a Pirate on the First Day of School
224. First Nations Info for Kids
225. Build an Independent Reading Culture in the Classroom
226. The Second Day of School – TLAP Style
227. GPS – Free Recorder Method Books
228. Let’s Influence and Empower Our Students
229. Great Teaching Blog You Should Be Reading
230. Teach Like a Pirate Day 3
231. Why Teachers Should Share Resources and Plans
232. It’s March Break – Take Some Time to Enjoy It!
233. Increase the Fun Factor at School
234. Occasional Teacher Interviews – Getting the Job You Want
235. Popcorn Math
236. Let Kids Make the Cheap Mistakes
237. Alternatives to YouTube
238. Seamless Transitions
239. You Need a Good Plan, Not a Good Excuse
240. The Best Place to Teach (Might Not Be Your Classroom)
241. Teachers and Students Need Creativity
242. Rita – My New Favourite TV Show
243. Education Outside the Curriculum
244. Teachers are Such Failures
245. Shake it Up in the Classroom
246. Harriet’s Big Adventure (Picture Book Review)
247. Schools Can Be So Much Greener
248. Why You Should Always Ask for Advice
249. Look, It’s Me – Making Sure Our Students are Reflected in Text
250. Long Range Plans – Instrumental Music
251. First Week of Instrumental Music (Part 1)
252. First Week of Instrumental Music (Part 2)
253. Student Choice in Instrumental Music Class
254. Teaching is Very Rewarding

Posts by Theme no longer updated

April Fools Day

April Fools Day

Art

5 Shading Techniques , Super Buck , Colour Wheel , First Day Craft , Don’t Throw That Out , Colour Families , Elementary Oragami (guest post) , Super Doors , Art Attack , Unscramble, Write, and Draw , Define Yourself: Word Collage , Visual (Drawing) Telephone , OK Go Primary Colours

Assessment and Marking

Level Everything , Mark Book

Balancing Work, Career, and Family

Keep it at School , Sometimes You Just Need a Break , Take a Break , Take Some Time (Enjoy Your March Break)

Character Education

Character Education , How to Listen , Rules to Live By , Squads , Three Choices You Always HaveThree Choices (reworked)Tribes, Classroom Rules (Expectations) , Leadership Activity , Teachable Moments , 5 Tips To Motivate Reluctant Students (guest post) , The What-If Activity , Work To Learn , The Way You Speak Depends on the Situation

Computers

Classroom Blog , USB Drives, Bitesize ScienceTwitter in the Classroom , Great Websites , Free Teaching Resources (Part 1)

Drama

Improvisational Stories , A Great Drama Rubric  , Comic Strip Drama , Radio Theatre , Scaredy Squirrel Drama Lesson

English – see “Language Arts (English)”

EQAO

Games
Geography
Language Arts (English)

Math

Money
Music


Newsletters


Parents


Planning

Poetry

Mutli-Syllabic Rhymes 

Professional Development


Science


Schedules / Time Tables

Standardized Testing









Supply Teaching


Photographic Tours

I love finding new places to run. I often take my camera along with me and stop every few minutes to snap a picture. This way I can present you with a photographic story that captures the scenery of my run.

This page is a table of contents for these Photographic Tours. I will continue to update this list every time I post a new visual tour.

I hope you enjoy these Photographic Tours. I certainly enjoy bringing them to you and look forward to sharing new ones with you soon.

Angus McKenzie Trail – St. Thomas, Ontario

Archie Coulter Conservation Area – St. Thomas, Ontario

Ausable River Cut Conservation Area – Thedford, Ontario (Grand Bend)

Avon Trail – Stratford, Ontario

Beamer Memorial Conservation Area – Grimsby, Ontario

Bechtel Park – Waterloo, Ontario

Beverly Swamp – Flamborough, Ontario

Bob McMullen Linear Trail – Cambridge, Ontario (Exercise Trail)

Brock’s Route Rail Trail – Copetown, Ontario

Carolinian Trail – Pinery Provincial Park, Ontario

Chesney Wilderness Area Trail – Woodstock, Ontario

Clark Wright Conservation Area – Middlesex County

Coldstream Conservation Area – Ilderton, Ontario

Coves Trail – London, Ontario

Devil’s Creek – Cambridge, Ontario

Dirt Runway – Northern Ontario

Dorchester Mill Pond – Dorchester, Ontario

Dumfries Conservation Area – Cambridge, Ontario

Dundas Valley – Hamilton, Ontario

Embro Conservation Area – Embro, Ontario

Fanshawe Park  Lake Trail – London, Ontario

Farm Trail – Binbrook, Ontario

George Nicholson Trail – St. Catherines, Ontario (Port Weller)

Gibbons Park – London, Ontario

Grand Trunk Trail – St. Marys, Ontario

John Lawson Trail – Ingersoll, Ontario

Historic St. Marys – St. Marys, Ontario

Hyde Park Rotary Trail – London, Ontario

Kain’s Woods – London, Ontario (Shore Road) and (Main Entrance) and (Kains to Warbler Woods)

Komoka Conservation Area – Komoka, Ontario – (Main Trail) and (Side Trail)

LaFarge 2000 Trail – Flamborough, Ontario

Laurier Woods – North Bay, Ontario

Lambeth Centennial Park – Lambeth, Ontario

Lions Lake Trail – Floradale, Ontario

Lorne C. Henderson – Petrolia, Ontario

Marguerite Omston Trailway: Walter Bean Grand River Trail – Kitchener, Ontario

Marsh Trail at Rondeau Provincial Park – Chatham-Kent, Ontario

Meadowlilly Woods – London, Ontario

Medway Valley  – London, Ontario

Merrit Trail (Mountain Locks Park) – St. Catherines, Ontario

Mill Pond Trail – Cambridge, Ontario

Moffat Creek – Cambridge, Ontario

Niagara Escarpment – Grimbsy, Ontario

Perch Creek – Sarnia, Ontario

Pinafore Park – St. Thomas, Ontario

Princess Point – Hamilton, Ontario

Red Hill Valley – Hamilton, Ontario – Albion Falls, King’s Forest

Riverside Park – Cambridge, Ontario

Roth Park – Woodstock, Ontario

Scenic Trails – Ingersoll, Ontario

Short Hills Provincial  Park – Pelham, Ontario – Black Walnut Trail , Swayze Falls Trail

Shriner’s Woodlot – Niagara Falls, Ontario

Sifton Bog – London, Ontario – Boardwalk trail and Nature Trail

Southcrest Ravine – London, Ontario

Southpoint Trail at Rondeau Provincial Park – Chatham-Kent, Ontario

Spicebush Trail at Rondeau Provincial Park – Chatham-Kent, Ontario

Springbank Park: Terry Fox Parkway – London, Ontario

Springwater Forest – St. Thomas, Ontario

St. Marys Loop Trail – St. Marys, Ontario

Stoney Creek of The Thames – London, Ontario

Thames Park – London, Ontario

Thames River Trail – St. Marys, Ontario

Thames Valley Parkway – London, Ontario

The Pines (Mountain Bike Trail) – Woodstock, Ontario

Tulip Tree Tail at Rondeau Provincial Park – Chatham-Kent, Ontario

Vansittart Woods – Blanford, Ontario

Warbler Woods – London, Ontario

Warwick Conservation Area – Warwick, Ontario

Waterfront Trail  – Grimbsy, Ontario

Wawanosh Wetlands – Sarnia, Ontario

Westminster Ponds – London, Ontario

Windsor Waterfront Trail – Windsor, Ontario

Youth Start Trail – Woodstock, Ontario

Tim Hortons Museum – Store 1 (Hamilton)

Tim Hortons is one of the most beloved businesses in Canada.

Memory Lane

It got its start with a small coffee shop in my hometown of Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.

Memories from the 70s and on

In order to commemorate its history, the very first store has been renovated to include a small museum.

Memory Lane Aisle

There are items to show how the franchise has grown and developed over the past 50 years.

Timbit Cutter

Here is the Timbit cutter tool that was used to create the miniature donuts we all love.

Walnut Crunch

Walnut Crunch used to be my favourite full-sized donut.  I liked that it was rectangular in shape. It seemed bigger than the regular circular donuts. And it was chocolate with nuts. Unfortunately, they no longer make these donuts.

Sink and Dryer

This location even has hi-tech bathrooms. The sink faucet has air dryers built right into it. The bars that angle out to each side, blow warm air to dry your hands. I haven’t seen anything like this anywhere else. It’s a great design.

Store 1

Store #1 opened on this day, May 17th, back in 1964.

Tim Horton Statue

Tim Horton was a hockey player and is immortalized with this statue. This plaque gives a little bit of information about the installation.

Tim Horton Plaque

Tim Hortons is a cultural phenomenon and a beloved Canadian institution. And it all got its start a few blocks from where I used to live in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.

Binbrook Skatepark

binbrook-water-tower

How cool is it to have a skatepark under a water tower?

binbrook-mini-ramp

With a mini ramp that is the perfect size for my abilities?

grind-blocks

With some cool grind ledges,

launch-ramp

launch ramps,

quarter-pipe

quarter-pipe transfers,

rail

multi-leveled rails,

spine-transfer

and a spine?

This is definitely one of my favourite skateparks. It’s mostly because of the near perfect half-pipe. We need more of those at skateparks. It’s rare for me to find one that is so well suited to my limited abilities too.

It’s well worth the drive to Binbrook!

Want to see more?

Skatepark Visual Tours – over two dozen great skate spots

Fresh Kils and Emotionz Tour (London, ON)

Fresh Kils and Emotionz

I am proud to be part of this bill. I will be holding it down on the 1s and 2s all night long.

Fresh Kils is a seasoned performer and someone you need to see live. He is absolutely incredible.

Emotionz hails from Vancouver and has been making moves as a rapper, DJ, and beatboxer for years now.

Presented to you by Apex Live and Soundstream Multimedia, Vancouver based rapper/beat boxer Emotionz is coming to The Grinning Gator in London, Ontario for a night you don’t wanna miss!

With special guest Fresh Kils banging out beats on the mpc. Other artists on the bill will be Zick, TempoMental, Del Reze, Sunshyne and much more! Hosted by Jym Fur-aira. DJ for the night, Chase March. 

Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 @ the door. THIS IS A 19 + event ID REQUIRED Tickets also available online at Universe.com

Check the Facebook Event Page for more information.

WHAT: Fresh Kils and Emotionz Tour
WHEN: May 13, 2017
WHERE: Grinning Gator – 391 Richmond St. London, ON.
DOORS: Open at 9:00
TICKETS: $10 in advance, $15 at the door

Educators Wear Many Hats

Educators Need To See Themselves As

Here are some of the many hats that teachers wear.

Researchers

I read articles on education nearly every day. I seek out books from the library to help me in my teaching practice, and I continually look for ways to improve in the classroom.

I found this graphic from one of the dozen educational blogs I follow. You can read the original post by Silvia Rosenthal Tolisano here. 

I want to look briefly at the other seven areas she highlights.

Adventurers

I try new things in the classroom all the time. I don’t stick to the tried-and-true methods because they’re really is no such thing. Every class has a different dynamic and things that work one year might not work the next. I constantly redesign my instruction and am not afraid to try new things. This also serves as a model for the students. We can all step outside of our comfort zones, experience new things, and grow.

Scientists

Science is my least favourite subject but I appreciate the metaphor here. We can test out new things and see what works. We can move beyond our limited senses and not just take things for what they are.

Storytellers

Nothing connects with people more than a well-told story. If we can figure out ways to bring storytelling into our lessons, our students will be more engaged. Story might even be the nature of reality (Yes, I am still working on this theory and hope to flesh it out for you all soon)

Teachers

We must have a passion for teaching and demonstrate a dedication to life-long learning. And we can have our students teach each other and even us.

Parents

Those of us who are parents understand this one. We have a duty of care, but it goes far beyond that. We can be a positive role model for our students. Some of the kids in our class might not have a father-figure at home. I understand that and try my best to connect with these kids and show them that I care about them.

Pioneers 

Have the spirit to explore uncharted territory. Try something that has never been done. Know your students, find ways to connect, and get creative.

Innovators 

I’m not afraid to fail in the classroom. There is a mantra in teaching, “If something doesn’t work, commit to trying it three more times.” I have lived by this mantra and have figured out how to be successful with new approaches. Sometimes I need to tweak the original idea or execution, but I am committed to innovate.

Let’s Create the Best Classrooms Possible

Teaching can’t stay in the past. We need to move on from old and outdated methods. We need to be pioneers, to innovate, and to continue to further our own learning, We need to incorporate new research into our teaching practice. And we can never lose out sense of adventure.

Teaching Tip Tuesday – inspiration from my classroom to yours.

Stay Driven (Motivation and Inspiration from a Rapper)

Stay Driven by D-O

Stay Driven by Duane D.O. Gibson

D.O. aka Defy the Odds is a rap artist who set a Guinness World Record for the longest freestyle ever, 8 hours and 45 seconds. He has released countless albums and dropped several music videos.

When I saw this book at the library, I thought it was worth the read. As I worked my way through it, it was obvious that it was written for teenagers who are looking for some motivation and inspiration. That makes sense since I found it in the teen section.

Here are a few of the takeaways I took from reading it.

Visualize 

D.O. tells the story of Biggie’s first album for Bad Boy. Apparently, Puff Daddy thought the album needed something else before he released it. It needed a single. So, he masterminded the idea of “Juicy” and asked Biggie to talk about making it big in rap. At the time. Biggie didn’t have all the riches he mentioned in this song. “It was all a dream” as he says in the lyrics. But it was a dream that came true. Puffy knew they needed a single. Biggie went along with it. And it was almost as if they visualized it into existence.

Play with Words

“Over the year I’ve created a rhyming database in my mind. It started when I created my own rhyming dictionary – this was before I found out there were actual rhyming dictionaries. The process of writing my own dictionary helped build my rhyming database.”

What a cool idea! D.O. also talks about how he would read the dictionary to help improve his vocabulary.

Don’t Coast

“I’ve learned that it’s not the talented people who success. Ironically, a lot of talented people don’t success. I’ve seen it time and time again.

These people think they can coast on their talent and not try as hard as everyone else. The problem is, hard workers pass them by.”

D.O. admits that when he started rapping, he wasn’t very good. But he worked at it. There were rappers out at the time that were better than him, but very few of them achieved the success he did. It all came down to work ethic. And D.O. had that in droves.

Be Respectful of Women

D.O. tells a story in the book about losing a rap battle to a female MC. The match was very close and the judges wanted to hear two extra rounds to determine the winner. He could have torn her apart by saying some sexual rhymes, making fun of her weight, or he clothes. These are all fair when it comes to rap battles. However, he said, “It just didn’t feel right to insult her. It just wasn’t my style. I decided that when I wrote songs about women, I’d tell stories from my perspective.”

D.O. lost that battle, but he got invited to an after-party where he made a very important business contact. When he looked around the party, he noticed that the person who did go on to beat that female rapper, wasn’t in attendance. It turns out that he wasn’t invited, because the female host didn’t like this style. She liked D.O.’s though.

Stay Positive

D.O. stayed positive and it opened all sorts of doors for him. He worked hard and achieved his dreams. That is something we can all learn from.

My List of 2017 Reads – a detailed reading log (continually updated all year)

I’m in a Music Video (Y’allready Know)

Traffimatics featuring Mad Hattr with DJ Chase March, “Y’allready Know”

I’m very proud to be part of this track. Mad Hattr is one of the best producers in the underground hip-hop scene and has been grinding for years. He is nice on the mic and brought the fire with this production.

Traffimatics is an up-and-coming emcee and I have had the pleasure of rocking with him at several live performances and shows. It was nice to be able to work on this track with him.

I am available to scratch hooks on your songs, guest host your mixtape, or craft custom mixes of your songs. Having a deejay on your track is a good look for hip-hop. If you’d like to work, please contact me.

I hope you enjoy the track.

Please share it, give it a like, and support underground, independent hip-hop.

May the Posts be With You

Chasing Content (1)It’s time to go exploring!

Let’s dig through the archives and blow the dust off some posts you might have missed.

Let’s get ready for some annual events that happen each May.

Let’s Chase some Content!

You can read all of the posts from last May,

or just these favs . . .

Trilliums on the Trail Side

I love the short period of time when the trillium flower is in bloom. It is absolutely beautiful to go on a trail run and see these flowers alongside the trail. Keep an eye out for them this month. They aren’t in bloom for long and you won’t want to miss our provincial flower in all of its glory.

The Inner Game of Work

A great book that has a lot to say about education if you read it with your teacher hat on. It wasn’t written for teachers at all, however. Some of the best books about education aren’t. This book can help you manage employees, work with your team, or help you in your coaching. Highly recommended.

Hip-Hop Anonymous

This show was a lot of fun. I love the poster too and seeing my name as the DJ for the night.

Free Comic Book Day

Keep an eye out for this event which is always the first Saturday of May. Your local comic book shop will have special events, activities, and free books and giveaways. I’ll see you at the shops on May 6th!

Happy Star Wars Day

May the 4th. May the force by with you. Such a great pun! Here are all of the posts I have done on Star Wars too!

Thanks for Chasing Content with me!

Please click on the above links to read some of the best of Silent Cacophony from last year at this time. Don’t let great content get buried in the archive. Thanks!