August 2012

Kelly Clarkson / The Fray in Toronto

August 29, 2012

I was really enjoying the Kelly Clarkson show at the Molson Amphitheatre in Toronto last night. I had gotten a free ticket and I managed to score a pretty good seat. I was right at centre stage but I was near the back of the seating section. I tell [Keep Reading]

Teaching Tip – First day Grids

August 28, 2012

Here is a great first day of school activity you can do with your class. I mentioned this activity in the First Day Script, which is a very detailed lesson plan for the first day of school. I’ve used this plan, or variations of it, [Keep Reading]

Practice vs Practise

August 27, 2012

Here is a great quote from a legend in Canadian Hip-Hop. It’s from Maestro Fresh Wes and it’s about how you have to work at something to achieve success. Apart from this quote being inspirational, I’m highlighting this passage to [Keep Reading]

There’s a Mouse in the House

August 25, 2012

I was woken up last night by a strange sound. It sounded as though metal was being scrunched, like someone was twisting an empty pop can. I listened very carefully for a few moments. The sound stopped. I lay still on my bed and looked at the clock. [Keep Reading]

My Screwdriver is Sonic!

August 23, 2012

I’ve wanted my own sonic screwdriver for some time now. When I saw this kit in the comic book store, it really called out to me. I could get three sonic screwdrivers for the price of one? And I can mix and match them to get a completely [Keep Reading]

Teaching Tip – Professional Development

August 21, 2012

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 [Keep Reading]

Shriner’s Woodlot / Mount Carmel Running Tour

August 19, 2012

I collect trails. I know that sounds weird but I don’t like running the same routes all the time. I want to find new trails to run, so whenever I find myself in a new city, if I have the time, I steal myself away for a trail run. This weekend [Keep Reading]

Classified Autograph

August 18, 2012

This concert was really good. Not only did I get to meet and hang out with one of the best rappers to ever come out of Canada, but I also got to interview him for the radio show and podcast. Classified put on an amazing show. If you ever get a [Keep Reading]

Chasing Content – August 2008

August 16, 2012

The console room from 2005–2010, first seen in “Rose” and last seen in “The Doctor’s Wife”. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Let’s take a trip back in time. We don’t need any fancy equipment or even a TARDIS, all [Keep Reading]
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