February 2018

Teaching with the Olympic Games

February 20, 2018

I have been having a lot of fun incorporating the Winter Olympics into my English ESL classes. Part of the curriculum deals with Canadian culture and this seemed like a great opportunity to explore different areas of the country. Research I asked [Keep Reading]

Word is Bond Rap Radio Celebrates 300 Episodes

February 18, 2018

It has been a great journey and there is no end in sight. I’ve come a long way since the very first episode of Word is Bond Rap Radio back in March of 2012. It’s hard to believe that this week’s episode will be the 300th one for [Keep Reading]

Detective Novels Meet the Master of Horror

February 16, 2018

Mr. Mercedes by Stephen King I had no idea that this was a detective story when I picked it up from the library a few weeks back. I have enjoyed every single Stephen King story that I have ever read. He just has a way with words and storytelling. [Keep Reading]

Chasing Content – February 2009

February 15, 2018

Let’s take a moment to travel back in time and explore posts from nine years ago. It’s time for a bonus edition of Chasing Content. Let’s go! Read all of the posts from February 2009,  or just these highlights . . . Who Watches TV [Keep Reading]

Almost Forgot Valentine’s Day (WIB Rap Radio)

February 13, 2018

I almost forgot about Valentine’s Day this year. I had a crate of records cued up to celebrate Black History Month and then five minutes before Word is Bond Rap Radio took to the air, I realized that I should switch gears. I could push that [Keep Reading]

Feeding Your Flame (Student Writing Activity)

February 13, 2018

Last week’s Will Smith video response activity was a success. I decided to try it again with another of his Instagram videos. This one has a few harsh phrases or words that might not be appropriate for your classroom (please watch it before [Keep Reading]

It’s Your Birthday Mixtape

February 11, 2018

I made this mixtape as a birthday present for a thirteen-year-old who is really into modern hip-hop. He made a few requests of songs that I am not particularly fond of. Fortunately, he left me some room to add songs of my choice. I threw in some new [Keep Reading]

Jux Cain kicking it on Word is Bond

February 8, 2018

Jux Cain paid a visit to Radio Western Monday night to kick it with me on Word is Bond Rap Radio. He brought some music to share, kicked a freestyle, and talked about his birthday concert going down Friday night. The concert features some amazing [Keep Reading]

Adventures in Record Collecting

February 7, 2018

Dust & Grooves: Adventures in Record Collecting by Eilon Paz There is something beautiful about a record collection. This book captures that perfectly with amazing photographs. Every picture has a quotation that gives us an inside glimpse into [Keep Reading]
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