February 2009

  • Who Watches TV On A TV Any More?

    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 watched it since but it is strange how […]

  • Everwood – Perfect Television

    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 ran for an hour and ten minutes. There is no other show that […]

  • So Looking Forward To It

    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 show. The network only […]

  • Teaching Tip Tuesday – Keep it at School

    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 use this material in an art or science […]

  • My Customized Batmobile

    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 […]

  • Supplying Today

    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 today.

  • Hardest Homework Assignment Ever!!!

    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 they should be doing twenty minutes of homework […]

  • The Escapists

    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 the classic status that they have earned in the comic industry. Both of those books took the […]

  • Teaching Tip Tuesday – Day Plans

    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 time would be one or two […]

  • Family Day – Really?

    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 some. I think this is why most universities have […]