May 2019

  • Kid Money Genius Book

    Your Kid Can Be a Money Genius

    Make Your Kid a Money Genius (Even If You’re Not) by Beth Kobliner I am absolutely terrible with money. I don’t know how to budget properly or save. I often ask myself where all my money went. I know that I can do better with my finances but I don’t really know how. So, I […]

  • Giving Students Control

    Get Your Students To Unbelieve

    Psychologist Kevin Dutton has coined a term for something I am sure you have seen at some point in your career as educator. Have you ever had a student, or group of students, actively resist your attempts to teach them? Do they seem to completely reject the whole process? Dutton refers to this as ‘unbelief.” […]

  • WIB #367 - gotta be real

    WIB Rap Radio #367 – Gotta Be Real

    This week on Word is Bond Rap Radio, we started out with half an hour of old school jams and then played brand new joints and a few throwbacks. DJ Chase March always brings that heat. Ya know, we gotta be real! Just Ice – Going Way Back BDP – I’m Still #1 Eric B […]

  • White Trillum Field

    See the Trilliums While You Can

    I love trail running this time of year and getting to see trilliums starting to bloom. Warbler Woods in London, Ontario is one of the best places to see Ontario’s Provincial Flower every spring. The flowers line the trailside and it is absolutely beautiful. The trillium needs a lot of sunlight to survive. Unfortunately, wooded […]

  • Latest Comic Reads

    Latest Graphic Novel Reads

    Here are the latest graphic novels I have been able to read thanks to the public library. The Fiction I love the concept of this story, four childhood friends discover a book of strange books that lets them travel inside them to the stories. Unfortunately one of them gets lost and never makes his way […]

  • Annoying Your Students Is Ideal

    Annoying Your Students is Ideal

    “I annoy my students on a number of levels. I don’t praise them enough: I’m always being critical, finding fault in their work. I make them commit to a writing project—choose the subject of their essays—almost immediately. I don’t tolerate procrastination. And I make them go out into the world and do immersions.” This passage […]

  • WIB Rap Radio 366 - Be Different

    #WIBRapRadio – Episode 366: Be Different

    I love doing live radio and going in to the station every Tuesday night to bring you a great hip-hop show in the tradition of campus and college radio. Unfortunately, I had to take a sick day last week. It sucked not bringing you a new show. But I got one for you today. Enjoy! […]

  • Dry - Shusterman (novel)

    Could This Really Happen?

    Dry by Neal Shusterman and Jarrod Shusterman This was an intense page-turner that captivated me from start to finish. It was horrifyingly real, but filled with heart and soul. I love how the authors told the story from multiple points of view. It starts out with Alyssa narrating what life is like during an intense […]

  • Total Money Makeover

    You Need a Total Money Makeover

    The Total Money Makeover: A Proven Plan for Financial Fitness by Dave Ramsey I have never been smart with my money. I have managed to scrape by just fine but I often wonder where it all goes. I am not in control of my money and it isn’t working for me. I know that I […]

  • The Value of Boredom

    The Value of Boredom

    I was supply teaching in a classroom a few weeks back that had a brilliant display on the wall about the English language. It was chopped full of useful information for students. I found myself wondering how often this display gets used. I know that if I and been a student in this class, I […]