Teaching Tip Tuesdays

Add It Up – A Hip-Hop Salute to Math

June 2, 2020

The Hip Hop HeadUcatorz have teamed up with Manitoba teacher and emcee Mr. Will Penner to talk about the importance of having a solid foundation in math in our daily lives. Check out the lyric video to “Add it Up.” We had a blast [Keep Reading]

Music of Science (Wu-Tang Education)

April 21, 2020

ODB of the Wu-Tang Clan once said that “Wu-Tang is for the children.” It’s one of the reasons that educators should try their best to incorporate hip-hop pedagogy into their practice. You don’t have to be part of hip-hop [Keep Reading]

The Magic of Creativity

February 18, 2020

Sometimes when I am writing or creating, it feels like I am merely the channel that helps the work express itself. There has always been a magic to creativity. In her book, Big Magic, Elizabeth Gilbert explain it like this . . . “I am [Keep Reading]

Ideas Won’t Wait Around Forever

February 4, 2020

Ideas Won’t Wait Around Forever Elizabeth Gilbert tells us about a story she started to write but never finished. She loved the idea but never seriously got down to executing it. Then, a few years later, she had an encounter with a fellow [Keep Reading]

Let the World Educate You

January 7, 2020

“If you are a young person, open your eyes wide and let the world educate you to the fullest extent. (‘Ascend no longer from the textbook! warned Walt Whitman, and I warn it, too; there are many ways to learn that do no necessarily [Keep Reading]

Find Teachers That Speak to You

December 10, 2019

“Do you want to study under the great teachers? . . . Well, you can find them anywhere. They live on the shelves of your library; they live on the walls of museums; they live in recordings made decades ago. Your teachers don’t even need [Keep Reading]

Blue’s Clues in School or the Library

December 3, 2019

I am so excited that Blue’s Clues is back on television. It has a new host and a new title, Blue’s Clues and You, but it is just as great as it has always been. I wrote this lesson plan for a program I plan to deliver at the public [Keep Reading]

Unspoken Maxims of Childhood

November 19, 2019

“There are unspoken maxims we embrace as children that even the most educated, experienced, advanced adults should never abandon if we want our days to still fascinate and fulfill us.” So writes erik wahl in his book Unthink: rediscover [Keep Reading]
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