October 2011

  • Teaching Tip – Halloween Vowel Sounds

    Here’s a cool game that you might want to use for Halloween this month. It was based on a concept that was floating around the Internet a few years back. I’m sure that no educational board game is completely unique these days. Nonetheless, it’s a game that works well with students just learning or needed […]

  • Tulip Tree Trail at Rondeau Provincial Park

    Let’s head back to Rondeau Provincial Park for another Visual Running Tour. Today we will be exploring the Tulip Tree Trail. This trail starts right beside the Visitor Centre. Before you decide to hike it or go for a run, make sure you go inside to the store to buy a trail guide. There are […]

  • Dirty Dale & JoJo Flores – Dope DJs!

    Chase: “We’re here on the red carpet at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre for the 2011 Stylus Awards. We’re talking to Dirty Dale and JoJo Flores. Congratulations on your nominations this year.” Dirty Dale: “Thanks. We’re up for House DJ of the Year.” Chase: “How long have you been deejaying?” Dirty Dale: “For the last ten […]

  • Where’s My Flying Skateboard?

    Last night I dreamt that I was in the process of creating a flying skateboard. I had to ollie to get the board into the air. Unless I performed a perfect ollie, the board would not hover. It would just fall back to the ground. I tried it again and again. I was determined to […]

  • 5 Steps to Getting Supply Teaching Jobs

    Here are 5 sure-fire ways to get your phone ringing for those elusive supply teaching gigs. 1) Business Cards Having a business card is essential. Always carry a few in your pocket because you never know when you will bump into a teacher or a principal and make a connection.  Your card doesn’t need to […]

  • A Thanksgiving Hip-Hop Mix

    Here’s a mix I threw together for this week’s radio show. Just in case you weren’t listening last night, here it is for you now as a free download. You can also stream it with the player below. I hope you have an awesome Thanksgiving! Music Playlist at MixPod.com

  • South Point Trail at Rondeau Provincial Park

    Rondeau Provincial Park . . . Time to hit the ground running. Literally. It’s time for another Visual Running Tour! South Point Trail was definitely my favourite running spot at the park. It starts out along an old road and works its way through the Oak Savannah. It was amazingly quiet, peaceful, and beautiful. The […]

  • Jester (Red Carpet Interview)

    Two things you can usually find at the Stylus DJ Awards; Toronto DJ extraordinaire, Jester, and DOPEfm. We caught up with Jester again and he even remembered us from last year. Pretty cool. Here is a transcript of our interview from the red carpet. Chase: “Jester! Good to see you again.” Jester: “Didn’t we do […]

  • No One Won My Vote, Now What?

    I don’t know who to vote for in tomorrow’s provincial election. I don’t really care for any of the leaders or parties at this point in time. No one has won my vote.  So what do I do with it? This is a serious question.  I have always voted and I’ve felt pretty confident about […]

  • Drawing Telephone: A Classroom Game

    You can learn a lot from a comic book. I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again. Of course, I never really expected to find inspiration for this week’s Teaching Tip.  But I did just that with the graphic novel “Page by Paige” by Laura Lee Gulledge. The game is called “Drawing Telephone” or […]