February 2009

Who Watches TV On A TV Any More?

February 27, 2009

About three months ago, I caught an episode of Gossip Girl just to see what all the hype was about. Well, that’s not quite the truth. I only get a few channels with my rabbit ears so I thought I’d give the show a try. I haven’t [Keep Reading]

Everwood – Perfect Television

February 26, 2009

Everwood premièred on September 16, 2002 on the WB network. I remember it well. I can remember seeing commercials for the pilot episode and thinking that it looked like a show worth watching. I also remember that the pilot was “extended” and [Keep Reading]

So Looking Forward To It

February 25, 2009

At the end of the last school year I decided to give myself a little treat. It was something I had wanted for a long time. I went online and bought it. I got the complete series of Everwood on DVD and it was worth every penny. I absolutely love this [Keep Reading]

Teaching Tip Tuesday – Keep it at School

February 24, 2009

Teaching is a demanding job that can eat up every waking hour of your life. Whenever you are not in the classroom, you are thinking about it. Whenever you see a pile of junk that most people would just throw away, you automatically see how you could [Keep Reading]

My Customized Batmobile

February 22, 2009

This was my weekend project. I know some people will think I am strange but I saw this toy car on sale and knew what I had to do. I’ve never been a fan of Speed Racer but I have been a Batman fan for as long as I can remember. In fact, one of [Keep Reading]

Supplying Today

February 20, 2009

I’ve the honour of being a substitute teacher today over at Blogging Without a Blog. It is my first guest post assignment and I hope that you will head over there to read my post [Keep Reading]

Hardest Homework Assignment Ever!!!

February 19, 2009

I must be a really mean teacher. How could I possible ask my students to do something so difficult for homework? You’ll laugh when I tell you what the assignment actually is. But first, a bit of a set-up here is needed. I tell my students that [Keep Reading]

The Escapists

February 18, 2009

It’s not often that I read a graphic novel and say “Wow! That was amazing!” It happened with Frank Miller’s “The Dark Knight Returns” and the again with Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons’ “Watchmen.” These two books deserve [Keep Reading]

Teaching Tip Tuesday – Day Plans

February 17, 2009

I remember when I first started supply teaching. I would go into the classroom in the morning and try to figure out what work the teacher had left for me. I would often find a weekly agenda page with the date written down on it. Under each block of [Keep Reading]

Family Day – Really?

February 16, 2009

Today is Family Day, a provincial holiday that falls on the third Monday of every February. It was started last year in the province of Ontario. There is a need for such a day that I will wholeheartedly admit. The winter can seem unbearably long for [Keep Reading]
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