September 2009

Where Are The Desks?

September 29, 2009

This is a picture of my classroom before the students arrived in the morning for the first day of school. I set up mats for each student to sit down on the floor. In front of those mats, I placed a hula-hoop with a name tag, a pencil case, and the [Keep Reading]

Cale Sampson Concert

September 28, 2009

I went to this show on Friday and had the opportunity to sit down with Cale Sampson for an in-depth interview. The interview will air next weekend on DOPEfm. Please stay tuned to my blog to download the podcast for free and read the transcript of [Keep Reading]

We All Need Some Closure

September 25, 2009

Have you ever had a relationship that ended badly and just wished that you could have one more day to set things straight? Do you have things that you would like to say but probably won’t ever get the chance to? I bet it’s safe to say that [Keep Reading]

Went Downtown in the Rain 9:30 on a Tuesday night*

September 23, 2009

I did something last night that I haven’t done in quite some time. I raced to an actual record store after work to pick up an album. New albums always come out on Tuesdays and it used to be my practice to go downtown every week and check out [Keep Reading]

Teaching Tip Tuesday – Math Drills

September 22, 2009

I think it is important for children to learn the basic number facts. In this day and age, we can get too caught up in letting technology solve all of our problems for us. It is too easy to reach for a calculator or use the one built into our [Keep Reading]

My Top 5 T.V. Shows (Reshuffled)

September 17, 2009

1. Everwood 2. My So-Called Life 3. Star Trek 4. M.A.S.H. 5. Jericho Everwood has reclaimed the number one spot. It had to. If you’ve been reading my blog for any length of time, you will have heard me sing the praises of this excellent show [Keep Reading]

Teaching Tip Tuesday – Map Adventures

September 15, 2009

I found this excellent resource a few years ago that I have used countless times in the classroom. It is called Nikki’s Map Adventures. It is a great resource to use in the first few weeks of school. There are seven lesson plans that are easy [Keep Reading]

Westminster Ponds Trail Run

September 14, 2009

Well it is time for another visual tour of my run. This time, I hit the trails at Westminster Ponds in London, Ontario. The curious thing is that it is listed as an “environmentally significant area.” What a strange term to use. I wonder [Keep Reading]

The Problem with Want

September 11, 2009

Want is never enough. I’ve come to realize that. Want drives us to do things that don’t take us to where we need to be. Because the truth is, we always want things we don’t need. And what we do need, we rarely see. For instance, I had a really [Keep Reading]
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