Radio Theatre

April 17, 2007

Last night was a first for me and for my students as well. We went to the community radio station and took over the airwaves for an hour. It was a great experience that started from a small idea earlier in the year. I tried doing reader’s theatre [Keep Reading]

Mind, Spirit, and Body

April 16, 2007

I used to work for the Y.M.C.A. in a few different capacities. I always admired the triangle logo that is built from the letter Y. The three sides were meant to represent mind, spirit and body. While it was obvious that some members were chiefly [Keep Reading]

Societal Problem. We’ve Gone Astray.

April 13, 2007

Yesterday Don Imus lost his job. The world is safe again. The interesting thing about this media blitz is that I don’t think it is really that big an issue. Don Imus said something on the airwaves that offended people. He said it in a joking [Keep Reading]

Gender, Race, and Colour

April 12, 2007

Class sizes and demographics change every year. Schools try to keep the number of boys and girls in classes relatively the same. Last year I had 11 boys and 13 girls in my class. 5 of those students were black, 2 were white, and the rest were East [Keep Reading]

To Journal or not to Journal?

April 11, 2007

I have written a journal now for several years and I find it hard to continue to write it. I used to write in it a lot. I used to pour out my deepest feelings into it and was brutally honest about a lot of things. Maybe I was too honest. I had a [Keep Reading]

Depth Perception

April 10, 2007

One thing I can’t figure out is our stereoscopic vision. I have read a bit about this subject and understand that our two eyes combine their separate images into one three-dimensional picture. This makes sense to me. What I don’t understand is [Keep Reading]

Energy Depletion

April 5, 2007

I could feel myself starting to get sick earlier in the week. I tried to slow things down a bit and take care of myself but it didn’t seem to help. I’m sick. I took a day off of work on Tuesday just to recover from not feeling well. I spent the [Keep Reading]

Cultural Influence

April 2, 2007

It feels like I have always written. I can’t remember when I started but I can remember when I started to take it seriously. I used to write poems. I had written quite a few before I discovered rap music. That is when everything changed. I learned [Keep Reading]

Googling an Old Acquaintance

March 31, 2007

I don’t know why but I did something strange last night. I introduced a character in Chapter 2 of my novel but I named her after an old acquaintance of mine. I typed both her first and last name and she became a character in my novel (but it [Keep Reading]

Male Teacher

March 30, 2007

I teach children. Not a lot of males do this for some reason. I see most male teachers gravitate toward middle school or high school. I teach Grade 4. I enjoy it a lot. I remember that my first male teacher was in Grade 4 and I responded really well [Keep Reading]
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