June 2013

  • Don’t Let Silent Cacophony Slip Away

    It really is a shame that Google Reader is shutting down on Monday. I have relied on the service to keep track of all of my favourite blogs and websites for years now. It’s the first thing I open in the morning. I love having all of my favourite sites available to read in one […]

  • Jinn Warriors – The Devil’s War

    Jinn Warriors: The Devil’s War by Marwan El Nashar I met the author of this book at the public library and he gave me a free copy of it. It’s kind of cool connecting with self published authors. It is set in Jannahim, the Spirit Realm that exists parallel to the Earthly Realm. There are […]

  • Please Help Me Find This Book – Band Fundamentals in Easy Steps

    I hope you can help me out here. I am looking for a book that is out-of-print and very hard to find. It’s an excellent resource that I want to use next year in my teaching practice. Band Fundamentals in Easy Steps: A Method for Beginning Class or Individual Instruction by Maurice D. Taylor I […]

  • Daredevil Reboots

    Daredevil Season One by Anthony Johnston and Wellington Alves I don’t know why comic book creators feel the need to constantly recreate origin stories. It’s been done for Daredevil several times and much better than this latest title as well. Daredevil # 1 – 1964 by Stan Lee and Bill Everett  That being said, I […]

  • Still Thinking of You – A Birthday Mixtape

    It’s Dana’s birthday today and even though I haven’t talked to her in close to a year, I felt like I had to reach out over the blogosphere and let her know that I still think of her. I wanted to give her this birthday present because it really is all that I can give […]

  • Reflect Now to Improve Your Teaching Next Year

    The school year comes to a close next week and I am already thinking about next year. Why? This is the best time to reflect on our teaching practice. We can look closely at the things that went right, what went wrong, and what we can improve on for the new school year. I had […]

  • Graphic Novels from the Public Library

    I love the public library. There is no way I would be able to read as wide a variety of material without this free and invaluable service. Here are the latest comic books I have enjoyed free of charge thanks to the library. The Unwritten: Volume 4 – Leviathan by Mike Carey, Peter Gross, Vince […]

  • Legendary Writers Working With Pictures

    Stephen King is an incredible writer who sees the value in working with pictures. There are so many novelists that are completely stuck on prose and see no reason or benefit in expanding their work to other mediums or genres. Fortunately, Stephen King isn’t a print-snob and we have seen his work turned into TV […]

  • Exams, Grades, and Marks Miss the Point

    This spoken word artist captures what is wrong with education today. Suli Breaks really makes some great points in that piece. . I especially like what he has to say about timelines. We have artificial deadlines in school and some students truly need more time to complete a task. I shared a video a few weeks back […]

  • Running The Devil’s Creek Trail

    Devil’s Creek is a short trail in Cambridge, Ontario. The trail head starts right beside St. Augustine’s Catholic School. and runs for 1.6 kilometers. I took the boardwalk to the right and followed the trail all the way to the end. I then turned around and went the other way at this fork. That trail […]