We All Need Rules (Just Don’t Let the Kids Pick Them)

Every school seems to have its own rules, procedures, and routines. There are subtle differences among the schools but they pretty much all have the same things in common. We expect our students to keep their hands to themselves and…

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Redefining Masculinity in Hip-Hop (Know Your History Podcast)

“I sometimes feel bad for criticizing hip-hop. But, I guess, what I’m trying to do is get us men, to just take a hard look at ourselves.” – Byron Hurt “The definition of manhood might not been the way to…

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An Online Jukebox for Your Classroom

Here’s a Teaching Tip that can really help supply teachers out. It’s tough going into a new classroom or a new school all the time. Sometimes, having a little reward for the students can really help to keep them on…

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Star Trek: Year 4 – Finally Comes to Life

I am a huge Star Trek fan. I have been ever since my dad introduced me to it when I was a kid. There was just something about the show that spoke to me. There really is a magical quality…

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A Reality Where Bruce Willis isn’t Bruce Willis

I came across this blog post from Dan Wineman and thought that it was a pretty interesting observation. I then saw the film Cop Out and it dealt with this very issue. (Spoiler Alert) There’s an interrogation scene in the film…

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Chasing Content – January 2011

It’s time to click links, dust off some old posts, and explore what Silent Cacophony had to offer us last year at this time. You can read all of the posts from last January . . . or just these personal…

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Skillz 2011 Rap Up

I look forward to this every single year. Skillz is brilliant at taking the year that was and retelling it in a rhyme for his annual Rap Up tracks. This is his take on 2011. Enjoy!

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No Resolutions – Set Some Goals Instead

I don’t like using the start of the calendar year to make resolutions. I never have. That is why I won’t be making any New Year’s Resolutions. Unlike Calvin in the comic strip here, I don’t think I’m perfect. There…

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