December 2018

How to Survive as a Musician in Today’s Market

December 21, 2018

Music 4.1: A Survival Guide for Making Music in the Internet Age by Bobby Owsinski The music industry has changed dramatically over the years and continues to do so. A musician needs to understand a lot more than simply how to make music and perform [Keep Reading]

You Reached Me (with two books)

December 20, 2018

When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead This book really surprised me. I wasn’t expecting the story to go where it actually ended up. It was a pleasant surprise that had me saying, “What!?!?” out loud as I started to figure everything [Keep Reading]

10 Ways to Bring Out the Best in Your Students

December 18, 2018

I was inspired to write today’s Teaching Tip post from a book I read by Cynthia Tobias. You Can’t Make Me (But I Can Be Persuaded) was not written with teachers in mind. It was meant to help parents deal with strong-willed children. [Keep Reading]

Respect the name, Buddy!

December 16, 2018

I read these two books as part of the class I took on children’s literature for the Masters Degree I have been pursuing in Library and Information Science. Bud Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis Bud Not Buddy, is an amazing piece of work [Keep Reading]

The Wordburglar Strikes Again

December 14, 2018

Last weekend, I had the pleasure of being part of a phenomenal hip-hop concert. The show was a co-headlining event with Timbuktu (of Swamp Thing) and Wordburglar. It was presented by DWG Entertainment and hosted at The Rec Room in London, Ontario, [Keep Reading]

Where Did the Words Go

December 13, 2018

Where did the words go? I can’t remember the last time I actually wrote something longer than a sentence or two on a social media post or a note to my spouse. When did my poetry slip away? I used to need it. To put words down on paper was not [Keep Reading]

This Generation Needs Ms Marvel

December 12, 2018

I finally got back to reading Ms. Marvel. I really enjoy this series. It’s nice to see a teenage girl who struggles with her faith, school, family, and friends while keeping a superhero identity secret and fighting the good fight, as it were. [Keep Reading]

4 Ideas to Truly Connect With Students

December 11, 2018

I just read You Can’t Make Me [But I Can Be Persuaded] by Cynthia Ulrich Tobias. The book is meant to help parents deal with strong-willed children but I see all sorts of applications for teachers within these pages. Tobias notes that parents [Keep Reading]
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