A few weeks ago I had the good fortune to meet a handful of local talented musicians in an afternoon session I delivered at the inaugural Port Moody Youth Arts Festival, where through the course of an afternoon we would set out to write a song. In addition to the afternoon workshop, my name was slated for […]Read more "Port Moody Youth Arts Festival Songwriting Workshop"
Photo by @cogdog I arrived at Unpludg this year without a finished draft of my letter. Either out of procrastination or by an unconscious but deliberate choice, I made the journey east resolved to not panic about not having completed my draft and to try my best to remain open to the vibrations of the […]Read more "Carrying Stones"
In a few different broadcasts over the past year, I’ve messed around with some of the various filters and effects available with the free version of Nicecast and found its dials and visual interface both a lot of fun and helpful in the makeshift studios I’ve set up in my classrooms and house. With a […]Read more "Early Demos from My New Fake Band"
Theater of Wild by Bryanjack The year before I graduated university, I spent six weeks working as an assistant aquatics director at a Boy Scout Summer Camp in the foothills of the Ozark Mountains, in Arkansas. An internship component of an academic scholarship I had won the previous year, I spent that summer sleeping in […]Read more "Theater of Wild"
A few weeks ago I saw a post by my “Internet-twin” Jabiz Raisdana that included a few photos and a poem beginning, Poetry is Nothing… Poetry is nothing… – Based on a poem by Jabiz Raisdana by Bryanjack As I’ve had inspiration to do a few times before, I took Jabiz’ lines and picked up […]Read more "Poetry is Nothing"
You can view the continued installments here: Day 3, Day 6. It’s been said and discussed often here and many places that a real shift for educators is moving from teacher to learner. Not so much moving, we still need teachers, expertise matters but until we see ourselves as learners and intentionally show are students […]Read more "Learning in Public"
Watch the video above to hear the songs & match them with their composers below: You can listen, and download each of the songs on Gleneagle Music’s SoundCloud page: “Talons Pride” by Conrad Chow “Gleneagle” by Hannah Park “Go Talons Go” by Jeff Huggins, Sam Naso and Kyle ArakiRead more "Vote for finalists in the Write Gleneagle's Anthem Contest"
My sister saw this poem scrawled on a wall in Saskatoon in the summer of 2010, and shared it with us when she got back. I copied it down and carried it around in a journal for a few months before turning it into this song: Graffiti Grafitti by BryanjackRead more "Saskatchewan Street Poetry"
I know teachers tend to throw out mixed messages, “Be open, share. Be careful, be scared.” This could be an authentic real world experience to create something beautiful with a larger group of people than those within our immediate community. (I invite other teachers to share this Flickr set and this post to see where […]Read more "Sharing in whim"