The Way You Speak Depends on the Situation (Teaching Tip)

Image by mp3waxx.com via Flickr I got the idea for today’s Teaching Tip as I read the memoir by rapper, actor, and songwriter, Common. His book is entitled “One Day  It’ll All Make Sense” There are a few passages in the…

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Arctic Air Soars

I like uniquely Canadian television and that is precisely the reason that I have been enjoying Arctic Air. Arctic Air is an ensemble drama that can be seen Tuesdays at 9:00 on CBC. The show is set in Northern Canada…

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Know Your History – The Complete Second Season

Here it is, The Complete Second Season of Know Your History, your monthly dose of hip-hop knowledge. You can download all 12 episodes from the 2011 season in one handy zipped file. This is 6 hours of hip-hop radio brought…

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Batman: The Mixtape

Batman deserves a mixtape, doesn’t he? After all he does to protect the city from crime, the least we could do is honour him with a mixed CD. The tape starts out with the theme from the television series and…

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Lighter or Darker Words

I found this excellent teaching tip today on the local message board. You need to be a member of my school board to access the site so I thought I would share this tip with you here. It was originally…

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Spotify: A Review

Image by Dekuwa via Flickr Many online music players have become available in the last few years, including popular sites such as Pandora and I Heart Radio. With the rise of social-networking sites, some players have been developed for the…

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Lissa Monet at The Stylus Awards 2011

Lissa Monet: “How are you guys doing? Here for another interview?” Chase: “We’re doing awesome. Yeah, it was a great interview with you last year. Did you get a chance to hear our International Women’s Day show we did earlier…

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Redefining Masculinity in Hip-Hop Part 2 (Know Your History: Episode 24)

Welcome to Know Your History. I’m your host Chase March and today we are continuing to explore masculinity in hip-hop culture.You can listen to this episode with the player below, download it for free, or just keep reading. I hope…

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Music and Movement (Teaching Tip)

This is brilliant! Bobby McFerrin takes an audience that was there to simply watch a panel discussion and he has them signing in unison with very little instruction. I can see how this sort of thing could be useful in…

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Stealing Time at Work?

As a society, we are overly obsessed with time. In fact, certain employers have started accusing their workers of “stealing” time. I think the idea of stealing time is ridiculous. As far as I am concerned there are only two…

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