Sifton Bog Boardwalk Nature Trail

It’s time for another photographic tour. This time we are going to explore the broardwalk nature trail at Sifton Bog in London, Ontario, Canada. This portion of the trail starts on Oxford Drive. This trail is nice for a short…

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Teaching Tip – Drama

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…

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The TARDIS is Complete

I put the finishing touches on my homemade TARDIS today. I’ve been blogging about the process for the past several weeks. You can see how I constructed the frame, attached the walls, added wood trim, attached a roof, and painted it….

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A Hip-Hop Tribute for Mother’s Day

Listen to this special Mother’s Day edition of Know Your History with the player at the bottom of the post. Download the podcast for free. Or continue reading. Happy Mother’s Day! “One of the most important things you can give…

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Perfect Movie – Wreck-It Ralph

More often than not, movies let me down. It’s very rare for one to come along that just totally hits on every single level. Wreck-It Ralph did just that. As the closing credits rolled, I said to myself, “Wow, that…

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Middle Schools Should . . .

What Every Middle School Teacher Should Know by Trudy Knowles and Dave F. Brown This book advocates for a change in the structure of learning in our schools. It’s time for us to have a serious discussion about this. The…

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TARDIS Build Part 5 – The Paint Job

Building my own TARDIS has been a lot of fun. I started by constructing a frame. I then added corrugated plastic for the walls and wood trim to create the panelling effect of the time machine. Last week, I shared with you the construction of…

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I Won a Skateboard Competition

I entered a skateboard competition yesterday. It was at the skatepark right beside my school so a lot of my students were there. I’m not the best skateboarder but I try my best. I have a few old school flatland…

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Free Comic Book Day Meets Star Wars Day

Today is Free Comic Book Day! It’s an annual event where comic book stores all over the nation hold special events, author visits, book signings, contests, and more. And the best part is that you can get a free book…

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Chasing Content – May 2012

At the start of every month I like to look back at what was happening on the blog last year at this time. It’s May, so construction season is well under way. Let’s jump in the excavator and see what…

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