Bad Birds Four – Lifting The Moods With A Hat And Single Flower

Never-mind that this is a very silly looking bird, the hat just throws into Monty Python silliness! Of course one must never forget the principle of good comedy and always ask what more can be added to the absurdity... that is where the flower in the hat came from. I was really enjoying the now-dirty … Continue reading Bad Birds Four – Lifting The Moods With A Hat And Single Flower

A little good news — about creativity

http://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/this-simple-word-test-reveals-how-creative-you-are/ I'm not sure why, but this mental exercise sounds familiar. As a person who has often been accused of being too literate because of my love of semantics, this is a game I've often played with myself... well, various versions of it. Care to see if you are really creative? Take the test: https://www.datcreativity.com/about

Whoops! …forgot to empty the basket!

Can you imagine some of the strangest jobs in history? The executioner job seems really creepy, but what about the guys who had to clean up after the executioner? Guillotine maintenance specialist??? I imagine the description being something along the lines of... keep the pullies well oiled, keep the wood clean and waxed, keep the … Continue reading Whoops! …forgot to empty the basket!

It’s a Great Teaching Tool and home learning games to boot!

Kahoot is having a full set of workshops on how to use this amazing teaching tool! IT'S FREE!!! Sign up here! https://kahoot.com/schools/kahoot-edu-summit/ I've used Kahoot to teach English as a second language, and as part of a literacy program I launched a few years ago for an after school youth centre for teens. Learner is … Continue reading It’s a Great Teaching Tool and home learning games to boot!

Science For Kids Is Soooo Cool!

Book Review: STEAM Kids - 50+ science/technology/engineering/art/math hands-on projects for kids by Anne Carey, Ana Dziengel, Amber Scardino, Chelsey Marashian, Danya Abraham, Erica Clark, Jamie Hand, Karyn Tripp, Leslie Manlapig, Malia Hallowell, & P.R. Newton If you can only dedicate one artsy lesson a week in your classroom, you got to have this book! The … Continue reading Science For Kids Is Soooo Cool!

A Whole New Way Of Experiencing The World

Book Recommendation & Review: How To Be An Explorer Of The World - Portable Life Museum by Keri Smith First off, Please, please, please get a copy (or ten) of this book right now!!! I simply can't image you regreting it! There is no spoon feeding here, it is a book dedicated to discovery, from … Continue reading A Whole New Way Of Experiencing The World

Goya Squares Project: Beelzebub and Bob

Oh, how I didn't want to do this project at first! Really, I didn't understand the directions. I mean, take these small poorly photocopied and cut up pieces of famous Goya etchings and extrapolate the lines outward into whatever vision comes to you. Oh, and we have to use a dip-pen with metal nib and … Continue reading Goya Squares Project: Beelzebub and Bob

Face at the Track & The Three Amigos

In a recent drawing class, there teacher told us of an upcoming project that would have us seeing faces everywhere, in all sorts of inanimate objects. When I left class that prophecy stayed loud and clear in my mind. This morning on the way to school, I found these faces. See more at Arts M.Perron … Continue reading Face at the Track & The Three Amigos

There’s This One Rule of Success They Hardly Ever Talk About

There’s This One Rule of Success They Hardly Ever Talk About http://cristianmihai.net/2019/07/01/theres-this-one-rule-of-success-they-hardly-ever-talk-about/ — Read on cristianmihai.net/2019/07/01/theres-this-one-rule-of-success-they-hardly-ever-talk-about/ This is awesome and so true! The other day I was trying to move a big tick in my garden. Ok, it's a small boulder. I had my wheelbarrow on its side so I could roll the rock into … Continue reading There’s This One Rule of Success They Hardly Ever Talk About

It’s Time To Manage Time

To Rest or Not To Rest, That is The Question... I'm about to start a new job and the time commitment is what really has me concerned. To be honest, time to get everything done is always my chief concern. I've learned that just diving in and doing it, gets it done well. It's the … Continue reading It’s Time To Manage Time