April 2014

  • Access: Devine Carama

    Devine Carama is our special guest for this edition of Access. It’s live and interactive radio co-hosted by Conshus and yours truly, Chase March. Press play and enjoy! And here is a brief run-down of our conversation. (4:35) Introductions (5:26) 1st project / 1st rhyme / The Come Up (6:56) Taking Rap seriously (7:48) Mixtapes […]

  • Arthur and the Dragon – Integrated Drama Unit

    I absolutely love this drama unit. I have taught it several times and it is always a hit. It is based around the picture book Arthur and the Dragon by Pauline Cartwright. There is a 23 page Teacher Guide that is an incredible resource. It was developed by The Toronto District School Board back in […]

  • Some Books are Better on the Screen

    Seriously . . . I’m Kidding by Ellen Degeneres I wasn’t sure what to expect with this book. All I knew was that I enjoyed watching Ellen on television and thought I’d give it a try. The book was a lot like her stand-up routine. You could hear her voice coming through the page as […]

  • My Heart is Yours (Mixtape Download)

    I have found the love of my life, my soul mate, my everything. Her name is Stacy and she amazes me every day. I love her so much and made this mix to celebrate our first month together. You can Download the Album Version or stream it with the player below. Enjoy the tunes and […]

  • Building Your Author Platform in Your Pajamas

    Authorpreneur in Pajamas: Building Your Author’s Platform Without Leaving Your Home by Geraldine Solon An author cannot simply write a book and then rest on his or her laurels. We live in a digital age, and as such, are expected to be online and have a visible presence. Building a platform is absolutely essential. We […]

  • Great Drama and Dance Strategies

    Here are some great activities you can use in your Drama and Dance lessons (if you can find this amazing resource) I was asked to take it down from the site. The Treasure Chest: Story, Drama and Dance / Movement in the Classroom – A Collection of Integrated Lesson Maps. The lesson maps are based […]

  • Ruby Sparks – I fell in love with her too!

    I love the public library. I end up reading books and watching movies that I normally wouldn’t have come across. I wasn’t sure what to expect when I signed this one out.  The back of the DVD said that it was about a writer  who falls in love with one of his characters. The character […]

  • WIHH4: Rapsody Spotlight

    We are continuing our coverage of Women in Hip-Hip 4, DOPEfm’s annual radio special to celebrate International Women’s Day. This is the last segment of the show and is a spotlight on one of the biggest talents in hip-hop music and culture. LoDo, who was on Our Roundtable Panel, had the chance to interview Rapsody. […]

  • A Great Writing Guide: The Creative Compass

    The Creative Compass: Writing Your Way from Inspiration to Publication by Dan Millman and Sierra Prasada. I took quite a few notes as I read this book. Here are some of the passages that really spoke to me. On the importance of giving ourselves time to think . . . “Dream. Set your mind loose […]

  • Access: Bishop Nehru

    Bishop Nehru is a talented emcee and our special guest for this edition of Access. It’s live and interactive radio. I reworked this video interview into a radio show that you might have already heard. If not, you can press play on the video below, or swing over to The Word is Bond to check […]