Chasing Content – May 2009

Helsinki Stadium track and fieldImage via Wikipedia

Last June I started a new feature on this blog entitled Chasing Content.

It’s a great feature that gives us a chance to dig through my old posts and unearth some gems that might otherwise get buried in the archives.

This is how it works, at the start of each month, I look back at the blog entries I posted the previous year in that month and highlight some of my favourites.

I really would like to do this for each and every month of my entire archive.

Today, let’s look at the month before I started the Chasing Content feature. Maybe I will continue to work backwards until I have covered my entire history here at Silent Cacophony.

Let’s take a run around the track and see what May 2009 had to offer.

You can read all of the posts from back then or just these few favourites.

Classified Interview – Classified is one of Canada’s most prolific rappers. He just released his 14th studio album. There aren’t many rappers that can match his longevity and relevance. I had the honour to interview him for the radio show. I was a bit nervous for this interviews because I was (and continue to be) a huge fan.

Be Careful What You Wish For – I had an accident at the school’s track and field day. I really thought I had permanently injured myself. It was really scary.

Classroom Banners – I really like these banners I made for my classroom. I teach off of them frequently and I think they have a lot of value in character education.

What are the Kids Watching These Days – I think movie rating systems should be taken more seriously by parents. I am often disturbed by what the kids at my school actually watch.

My Autograph Collection – I started displaying my autograph collection online. There are now 11 of them posted up here and I have quite a few more to share with you as well. This first one is from one of my favourite rappers, Kyprios.

Classroom Scrabble – I took me some time to make this large Scrabble Board but it has been so worth it. It’s my favourite board game and my students enjoy playing it in small groups.

My Self-Referential Introduction Post – A great guest post from a first time blogger (and an ex-girlfriend.) I really like the topic, the flow of her writing, and the quirky title based on a song we blasted all summer long that year.

Thanks for Chasing Content with me. Please leave a comment on any of these posts as well. I’d love to hear from you!