December 2012

  • My Year in Review

    At the very start of this year, I decided to set a few goals for myself. Now that it is the final day of the year, it’s time to look back and see how I have done. GOAL 1 – Release Know Your History Episodes on Time I released the episodes to the radio and […]

  • Top 12 Albums of 2012

    I started this tradition three years ago with the Top 9 albums of ’09 and continued it the following years with the Top 10 Albums of 2010 and the Top 11 of 2011. One thing I like about these year-end lists is that I often discover music I missed out on all year long. I often […]

  • Last Reads of the Year

    The Time Keeper by Mitch Albom I love the concept of this novel. It’s about the man who first started to count and measure time. It started out innocently enough, but this one man’s preoccupation changed the entire world. As such, he became Father Time and it didn’t seem to be a blessing at all. […]

  • Teaching Tip – Geography

    Teaching Tip Tuesday is a regular feature here on Silent Cacophony. 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 […]

  • The Power of Musical Education

    “We make a big mistake in education by compensating everyone called ‘teacher’ on the same salary schedule. Music teachers arguable work longer hours, have greater influence, and contribute more to the community than most of their colleagues. Music education positions are unique. Why should a music educator’s salary be equal to that of a colleague […]

  • The Word is Bond Christmas Special

    I hope you’ve been following the weekly podcast I’ve been doing this year for The Word is Bond. We dropped 40 episodes for you in 2012, bringing you the best in underground hip-hop music and talk. This is the last show of the year.  A show dedicated to the type of Christmas music you don’t […]

  • Saved Again

    How many times have we be saved from complete annihilation and never even realized it? I didn’t believe for even a second that there would be an apocalypse today. Just because one calendar came to an end, didn’t mean that the world would. But perhaps we came close. Maybe The Doctor saved us once again. […]

  • Belief

    “People don’t believe what you tell them. They rarely believe what you show them. They often believe what their friends tell them. They always believe what that they tell themselves. What leaders do: they give people stories they can tell themselves. Stories about the future and about change.” – Seth Godin from the book Tribes: […]

  • Chasing Content – December 2007

    Chasing Content is a monthly feature that has us looking back at the month that was. Today, let’s travel back five years, and see what was happening right here on this blog at that time. Read all of the posts from December 2007 . . .  or just these favs . . . Rap Music […]

  • Last Minute Christmas Art Ideas

    Let’s look at some last minute Christmas craft ideas. We’ll start with Art Attack, an amazing children’s television show. I have had my students recreate many of the featured art projects in the classroom. If you need a Christmas craft idea, this is a good place to start. I love the Christmas Cone craft. I’ve done this […]