May 2012

  • Some Old Ruins in Ingersoll

    I went for a trail run in Ingersoll the other day and I came across this. I wasn’t sure what it was at first glance so I decided to take a closer look. I’ve come across some old cement foundations in quite a few of my trail runs, but I usually don’t stop to explore […]

  • Music For Skaters (Free Skateboard Mixtape Download)

    I love skateboarding and I love mixtapes, so I decided to bring both things together and craft “Music for Skaters” I hope you enjoy the mix! You can stream it with the player below or you can download the album version with skippable tracks. Most of the songs are actually about skateboarding as you can […]

  • Teaching Tip – Character Education

    Welcome to Teaching Tip Tuesday! Every week I share with you a tip that I hope you will find useful in your teaching. You can visit the Teaching Tips Archive to see all of the tips in the order I have posted them over the years. Please check that page as I will continue to […]

  • Women in Hip-Hop (Complete Broadcast Download)

    DOPEfm celebrates International Women’s Day every year by dedicating our entire overnight’s programming to the Women in Hip-Hop. Here is the easiest way to download DOPEfm’s Second Annual Women in Hip-Hop Special. This zipped file will give you all 7 parts of the show as they aired on 93.3 CFMU. You can click on each […]

  • Michie Mee, Canada’s First Lady of Hip-Hop (Know Your History Podcast)

    In 1984, a legendary music club reopened up in Times Square. Under its original name of Latin Quarter, the nightclub became the place to go for live hip-hop music. Afrika Bambaataa, Big Daddy Kane, Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five, Eric B & Rakim, The Jungle Brothers, and Queen Latifah are just a few of […]

  • Visual Tour of The Scenic Trails of Ingersoll

    Let’s head over to the Thomas Ingersoll Scenic Trail for a photographic tour of the area. Thomas Ingersoll was an early settler to Upper Canada. He was originally from Massachusetts but moved to what is now Ingersoll, Ontario in 1793. He named the area Oxford-on-the-Thames but it was his son, Charles, who renamed the town […]

  • If I Won the Lottery, I Wouldn’t Quit My Job

    After winning the lottery to the tune of $50 million dollars, a 34 year-old electrician told the media that he had no plans to quit his job. That seems unusual. Most people dream of winning the lottery so they can have a permanent vacation.  If I won, I wouldn’t quit my job either. Here’s why. I love teaching […]

  • How to Care for Students

    I found this on The Canadian Cave of Cool and immediately thought about how it could be applied to the classroom. So let’s just rewrite these 12 rules for teaching students. 1) Respect their need for privacy.  I don’t think we need to see everything that our students write. We could encourage them to write […]

  • My List of 2012 Reads

    I read a lot, but I have never really kept track of it in any sort of reading log. Also, since I don’t buy books very often, I don’t have a bookcase to display what I have read. As such, I’ve decided to keep track of everything I read over the course of this year […]

  • Chasing Content – May 2008

    I’m still working on making “Best of” posts for every month that I’ve blogged. That’s why I am hitting you up with a second edition of Chasing Content this month. Let’s look at what we were doing four years ago about this time. Read all of the posts from May 2008. . . or just […]