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  • Award Show Bliss

    Much Music really knows how to put on an award show. They don’t just host it inside a boring convention centre. Nope. They shut down the streets all around the building in downtown Toronto. They have stages in the building, outside in the parking lot, down the street, and even on the roof. And unlike […]


  • Classroom Deal

    Every now and then it is nice to do something together as a class that is not specifically related to the curriculum. I like to organize classroom versions of popular television game shows. I have had success with games such as Jeopardy, Wheel of Fortune, and Family Feud. Yesterday, I tried a new game and […]


  • Smoking Licence

    I have a big problem with kids smoking. As a teacher it pains me to see kids smoking. We try to teach about it in health but the message just doesn’t get through. Last month I started a unit of health about substance abuse and had a very frank discussion with the class. I appreciated […]


  • Murder Mystery Night

    I’ve found my next writing project, or more like it found me. It is going to be a challenge but I am up for it. I have never been into the murder mystery genre but when my father said he’d been asked to write and host a murder mystery night, I was intrigued. I did […]


  • Wrong Profession

    Sometimes I think I am in the wrong profession. It’s this time of year when it happens too because this is when we as teachers are asked to order materials for the next school year. It is mind-boggling to see the amount of teaching related material that is out there. It seems like there are […]


  • Walk of Fame

    Celebrating our own is not something we as Canadians like to do. We have so much talent in this country but a lot of it goes unrecognized. We tend to consume American culture and degrade our own. I don’t know why this tends to be the case, but it does. The 2007 Canadian Walk of […]


  • Failure is an Option

    The only way to learn is to make mistakes and not be fearful of them. Mistakes are valuable for what they give us, experience. We build on our experiences and learn. I don’t think you can learn anything without having made a number of mistakes first. I am finding this a hard entry to write. […]


  • A Great Day!

    Yesterday was such a great day! First, I got to return to my class after a couple of days off. I was surprised that I missed it so much. The supply teacher did a good job by the looks of it, but I always hate to leave my class if I don’t have to. We […]


  • Jericho Lives! – Yes!

    I am ecstatic! CBS has officially announced that it will be bringing back Jericho in the mid season next year with a seven episode order. They also have announced that if the viewership increases that they may order more episodes. This is great news. The Jericho lives campaign was a success. It worked quickly too. […]


  • Breath of Fresh Air

    When Nas came out with “Hip Hop is Dead” I agreed with him. It seemed like there was no music of any substance being produced anymore. The songs that were hitting on the charts were all empty, soulless songs that did not appeal to me in the least. That’s not to say that quality rap […]