Chasing Content – April 2009

It’s time for a bonus edition of Chasing Content this month as we explore the archives from four years ago.

Read all of the posts from April 2009 . . . 

or just these fantastic ones.

Novel Study Takes to the Track 

I love how this book got us running together as a class. I never would have thought the novel study on Sharon Creech’s Heartbeat would naturally take us to the track. But it did and it was an amazing day.

I Thought It Wasn’t For Me

I can’t believe that I was reluctant to join Twitter.

It is one of my favourite online tools. It is so much easier and quicker than email. It helps you build an audience. It drives traffic to your website. It helps you interact with all sorts of interesting people. It really is an amazing communication tool. And I am glad I signed on.

It Was Bad For Me, So It Always Will Be

I had to rant about this topic. Too many people try to derail what I do in the classroom before they even try to take a moment to understand it, to work with me, or to make the experience better for my students.

I understand that some people have had a negative school experience but that doesn’t mean school doesn’t have value and that it will forever be a negative experience for everyone. Let’s work together to make it the best experience it can be for your child. That’s what we both want. I can guarantee you that.

A Rap Group Got Me Reading a Classic

My best friend introduced me to a rap group by the name of Animal Farm. I had the chance to interview them for the radio show and had a lot of fun hanging out with them on the air. Afterwards, I went and read George Orwell’s Animal Farm. That’s right, a rap group got me reading a classic piece of literature.

It’s happened again since then. I read The Book Thief after discovering the excellent “In Spite of Everything” EP by The Book Thieves.

Thanks for Chasing Content with me.

Click on all the links and explore the posts of the past. No sense letting them all get buried in the archives never to be experienced again.