February 2014

  • Insurgent (Divergent Book 2)

    Insurgent by Veronica Roth Insurgent is the second book in the Divergent series. The first book was phenomenal and I had a really hard time putting it down. This second book is a great continuation of the world that was established in Divergent. I like that both of these books could stand alone as well. […]

  • A Recipe for Great Teaching

    In this video, Hip Hughes suggests a recipe for teaching that includes these key ingredients. Content Knowledge “You need to understand the content beyond the curriculum because you are generally interested in it. It needs to be something that’s part of your life. You need to love your content, always be immersed in it, and […]

  • Fast Fiction – A Guide to Novel Writing

    Fast Fiction: A Guide to Writing a First-Draft Novel in Thirty Days by Denise Jaden National Novel Writing Month is a huge event that happens every November. The challenge is to write a 50,000 word novel in 30 days. It sound nearly impossible, but I have done it before. Denise Jaden has written a book […]

  • Jean Grae Live TODAY

    This week, just ahead of International Women’s Day, we have one of the most talented rappers in the game joining us for the radio program. Jean Grae will be our special guest and we will talk to her about her music, her books, her television series, and all things hip-hop. We will also be spinning […]

  • A Safe Community? (Not in The Walking Dead)

    If you are not familiar with The Walking Dead, it is a story about a band of survivors in a zombie apocalypse. It’s horrific, scary, and at the same time, a really compelling read. This three issue arc was really well done. It gave the survivors a brief respite from the horrors of the world. […]

  • A Day Plan Template to Use for Your Lessons

    This is what my day plan looks like for today. I always write my lesson plans in a format that will allow anyone to come in and teach my lessons if need be. You can see that my rotary classes have a name and a room number written right on the template. The coolest thing […]

  • Black History Month – 28 Reasons

    This video is hilarious. I discovered it on Calvin’s Canadian Cave of Cool and knew I had to share it with you too. It’s an interesting take on Black History Month.

  • Live Radio Interview with GUY from W.A.R. Media

    The show gets started at 5:30 EST today. Tune in to hear all of the great things happening at W.A.R. Media as we have a great conversation with the founder, Guy.

  • Valentine’s Day Hip-Hop Style

    It’s time to celebrate Valentine’s Day hip-hop style. Last year, we brought you an hour-long mix of romantic rap songs. You can download that show and listen to it while you make your loved one a nice dinner on Friday. This year, we turn our attention to songs that show respect, admiration, and love to […]

  • My List of 2014 Reads

    Two years ago I decided to start blogging about every single title that I read over the course of a year. I found that I really enjoyed having this reading log. I could look back on what I have read, track the kind of things that I choose to read, and share some great titles […]