December 2014

How I Did With My Goals for 2014

December 31, 2014

I set goals for myself at the start of the year. I had the best intentions when I set them. I was determined to track my progress on a calendar as well. Unfortunately, I didn’t follow through with the tracking and I haven’t looked back [Keep Reading]

Tomorrow Comes

December 30, 2014

Tomorrow Comes by Donna Mebane In the afterward to this novel, Donna Mebane writes, I’m not a theologian or a psychologist or a philosopher. I’m not even a writer. I’m just a mom who loves my kids and assumed, like every mom does, [Keep Reading]

Christmas Haul 2014

December 28, 2014

Here are the highlights of the Christmas gifts I received this year. Smallville Season 11: Chaos My brother is a traditional comic book fan. He prefers single issues as opposed the collected editions I enjoy. So, he got me the first six issues of [Keep Reading]

Bubble Bobble on My Phone

December 18, 2014

Bubble Bobble is back! And it’s on my iPhone. The game is exactly the same as the arcade version I used to love. I really miss the joystick and the physical buttons. It takes a little more finesse to control the character on the touch screen. [Keep Reading]

Free Christmas Carol Music for Band

December 16, 2014

I have quite a bit of Christmas music written specifically for the concert band. The problem is that many of my students don’t like the sheet music that I have purchased. And when I look at the individual parts, I can see why. The pieces sound [Keep Reading]

Access: Amerigo Gazaway

December 13, 2014

Amerigo Gazaway is our special guest for the latest edition of Access. It is our special way of expanding a live radio interview into the realm of video and offering fans some behind the scene footage and conversation. Amerigo Gazaway is an [Keep Reading]

A Interactive and Tangled Commonplace Book

December 11, 2014

Daily Zen Doodles: 365 Tangle Creations for Inspiration, Relaxation, and Mindfulness by Meera Lee Patel This is a commonplace book with a twist. Or maybe it’s a sketch book with quotations. Or it could be a individualized puzzle for you to [Keep Reading]

How to Use a Reward System in the Classroom

December 9, 2014

I have never been a fan of using rewards systems in the classroom. I’ve tried them out but have found that they are just simply too much work. It’s difficult to keep tabs on every student in the class and assign points effectively. This [Keep Reading]
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