October 2010

  • Chasing Content – November 2009

    Image via Wikipedia I’m hauling out the big machinery for this month’s installment of Chasing Content. It’s time to excavate some of my past posts that would otherwise stay buried in the archives of Silent Cacophony. So, grab a shovel and help me to unearth these gems. You can read all of the posts from […]

  • Warbler Woods Visual Tour

    Are you ready for a visual tour of Warbler Woods? Good, because I laced up my running shoes, grabbed my camera, and got out for a nice trail run. Entrances to nature trails often have a tight fence like this one. They are meant to stop dirt bikes, ATVs, and snowmobiles from tearing up the […]

  • Teaching Tip – Smarties Math

    Image via Wikipedia This lesson is ALWAYS a hit with the students. How could it not be? Everyone loves Smarties. The first thing you need to do is buy each student in your class a regular box of Smarties. Don’t cheap out and buy the snack size or Halloween boxes though. There just aren’t enough […]

  • The Top 10 Canadian Rappers

    The National Post revealed their list of The Top 10 Rappers in Canada It was great to see such a list put together by our national newspaper. I actually have been impressed with the level of hip-hop reporting they have been doing lately. That being said, I don’t completely agree with this list. The National Post’s […]

  • Know Your History: Episode 5 – Rap is Born (Part 2)

    This is the conclusion of the transcript for Episode 5 of Know Your History. If you missed reading Part 1 you can go back and read it now. You can also download the radio show for free or stream it with the player below.  In 1978, the term “rap music” came into existence. Most people […]

  • Know Your History: Episode 5 – Rap is Born

    Welcome to Know Your History, your monthly dose of hip-hop knowledge. This is the transcript of the fifth installment of the show. If you haven’t been with us for the previous four, you can download each episode for free or stream them with the player at the bottom of the posts. You can also read […]

  • Teaching Tip – Capitalize on Those Moments

    I am a very organized teacher. I have an extensive long range plan that breaks down what I am doing in the classroom term by term and week by week. I write detailed day plans for each and every single day of the year as well. This sounds like a lot of work, but I […]

  • Meadowlilly Woods Visual Tour

    Meadowlily Woods is only one of several natural jewels that exists in what is known as The Forest City, London, Ontario. I hit the trails this past weekend for a run and took my camera along to share the beautiful views with all of you. I hope you enjoy this visual tour of my run. […]

  • How?

    How could I have possibly have forgotten my lunch today? There’s my lunch bag. Right beside my water bottles (I never leave the house without one of them.) Yet this morning, I somehow managed to open the fridge and grab three of my water bottles and leave my lunch behind. I didn’t notice until I […]

  • Language is Fascinating (and hip-hop uses it well)

    My brother handed this book to me a few months back and suggested that it would be right up my alley since I am a writer, an English major, and fascinated with words and language. He was right! The Language Instinct by Steven Pinker is a great read. For instance, did you know that “virtually every […]