March 2009

Animal Farm Interview Part 3

March 13, 2009

This is Part 3 of the interview I did with the phenomenal rap group, Animal Farm. Check out part 1 and part 2. Don’t forget to download the entire interview on the Dope FM podcast page. We always bring you the best of the underground, great [Keep Reading]

Animal Farm Interview Part 2

March 12, 2009

This is Part 2 of the interview I did with Portland Oregon’s rap group Animal Farm. Read Part 1 and don’t forget to download the entire interview. We had a lot of fun on the radio and you can hear it all with the player below. Chase: [Keep Reading]

Animal Farm Interview Part 1

March 11, 2009

Last week, I had the honour of interviewing Portland Oregon’s rap group Animal Farm. I have transcribed the interview for my blog but you can download the podcast for free or stream it with the player below. We had a lot of fun on the radio and I [Keep Reading]

Teaching Tip Tuesdays – Long Range Plans

March 10, 2009

My first teaching assignment was at a school that had four classes per each grade. We collaborated on our long range plans, and basically inherited the plan from the year before. When I left that school for a smaller community school, I really [Keep Reading]

What Teacher’s Make

March 9, 2009

This is a great video from Slam Poet and teacher, Taylor Mali. One of the teachers at my school showed this to me today. I knew right away that I had to share it with you. You can check out his website if you want to know more about him at [Keep Reading]

The Occasion Called For It & You Didn’t Answer

March 6, 2009

Today we celebrated the 10th anniversary of our school opening. It should have been a big deal. I was expecting it to be. We had building towards this all year. The students made projects about our community and they were in display in the gym [Keep Reading]

Out to Save Hip Hop

March 5, 2009

I subscribe to about a dozen hip hop blogs. It’s a great way to get information about up and coming artists, producers, and albums. It is also one of the best ways to stay in touch with what is relevant in today’s hip hop world. You [Keep Reading]

Teaching Tip Tuesday – Supply Plans

March 3, 2009

Welcome to Teaching Tip Tuesdays! It is my goal here to share my best practices so that other teachers can benefit from my experience. I hope that you are finding this ongoing series helpful. If you have any ideas, comments, or questions, I would [Keep Reading]

Check the OR

March 2, 2009

I used to watch Much Music all the time. I paid careful attention to Canadian acts because I wanted to stay in touch with our homegrown talent. I remember catching this video from a group called Organized Rhyme. The tune was quite catchy. I liked [Keep Reading]
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