The Perils of Corporate Texting--Nov 28

The Perils of Corporate Texting

I don’t think we are going to have to wait until 2012 for the Apocalypse.  There is some evidence that it is already at hand.  The other day I was talking to a neighbour who is an elementary school teacher.  She was complaining that she had a student teacher who she was supervising for a… Continue reading The Perils of Corporate Texting

Adventures In Grammar--Definite and Indefinite Articles--Nov 23

Adventures in Grammar–Definite and Indefinite Articles

I can’t believe you are reading this.  Didn’t the title put you off? But this is actually kind of interesting.  The other day I was thinking about all the things I was taught in school that have not stood the test of time.  I’m not talking about things that have legitimately changed, like Pluto not… Continue reading Adventures in Grammar–Definite and Indefinite Articles

Whiteboard Jungle--Nov 10

Whiteboard Jungle

I’m still picking up my six and eight year old nephews after school and continuing to learn things.  Today’s lesson provided insights into social structures in place in modern elementary schools. Every day, the first thing I say is “So what interesting things happened today.” They always reply:  “Nothing.” I then ask the follow up… Continue reading Whiteboard Jungle

You're Probably Too Busy To Read This--Nov 3

You’re Probably Too Busy To Read This

One of the best lines in The Lord of the Rings comes in the second book when Theoden, king of Rohan, asks, “How did it come to this?” I feel his pain. I was flipping through the junk mail in my (real, not virtual) mail box the other day and came upon a little flyer.… Continue reading You’re Probably Too Busy To Read This