May 2015

Rap Music and Street Consciousness

May 30, 2015

Rap Music and Street Consciousness by Cheryl L. Keyes I enjoy reading scholarly work on rap music and hip-hop culture. This is the second book I’ve read from this author. Her book, Black Noise is also a great read and I would recommend both. I [Keep Reading]

Social Media and Print Media Converge in CREATIV

May 28, 2015

These are the first two issues of Creativ Magazine, an ambitious project to celebrate creativity in all its forms. In a day and age where many print publications are going belly up and others switching over to being completely digital, it’s a [Keep Reading]

Updated – Free Method Book for Beginning Band

May 26, 2015

My favourite resource for teaching instrumental music is a long out-of-print book called Band Fundamentals in Easy Steps. I absolutely love it. It is organized brilliantly, starts out students with pieces they can immediately have success on, and it [Keep Reading]

Chasing Content – May 2014

May 23, 2015

Blog posts get buried in the archives so quickly. That is why once a month, I look back at the posts that were published exactly a year ago with a little feature called Chasing Content. You can read all of the posts from last May, or just these [Keep Reading]

WWW: Series Concludes with Wonder

May 21, 2015

Wonder by Robert J. Sawyer Most science fiction tends to demonize any kind of intelligence that arises from a machine. I don’t know why but self-aware robots, intelligent computers, or artificial intelligence lifeforms always end up becoming [Keep Reading]

The Best Place to Teach

May 19, 2015

If you ask yourself, “Where is the best place on campus to deliver this lesson?” You might find that the answer is not your room. You’ll never know if you don’t ask.  So where can you teach a lesson? Outside Some school [Keep Reading]

Juliet Naked (Nothing Inappropriate Here)

May 14, 2015

Juliet Naked by Nick Hornby Tucker Crowe crafted one of the most brilliant break-up albums of all time. It was titled “Juliet” and was a runway success back in the 1980s. Then, one night during a tour to support that album, Crowe quit [Keep Reading]

You Need a Good Plan, Not a Good Excuse!

May 12, 2015

I got a lot out of Barbara Coloroso’s book, Kids Are Worth It. I took pages and pages of notes when I read it. The book is now full of underlines and margin notes. I never used to be able to write in my books. I didn’t want to mess them [Keep Reading]

Women in Hip-Hop 5 (Complete Broadcast)

May 9, 2015

Welcome to our 5th Annual Women in Hip-Hop Spectacular. 5 hours of radio shining a spotlight on hip-hop’s better half. We do this every single year on International Women’s Day to celebrate the female voices we have in hip-hop music and [Keep Reading]
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