26 January 2012

Community Access Program - Kimberley BC

Shaw TV recently visited the campus that I work and teach at.  They caught me in the act of teaching a computers basics class about photo's and computers.

Here is the segment that they produced (hope you enjoy me little dance):

23 January 2012

Questions Parent's Fear the Most!

Has your child asked you a question that you don't know the answer to? I know for me there are many!  There are some questions that I hope my children will never ask.

Apparently, I am not alone.  We all have questions that we hope our children do not ask.  A study was recently conducted that revealed the Top 10 questions that scare parents the most.

Those questions are:

  1. Why is the moon sometimes out in the day?
  2. Why is the sky blue?
  3. Will we ever discover aliens?
  4. How much does the earth weigh?
  5. How do aeroplanes stay in the air?
  6. Why is water wet?
  7. How do I do long division?
  8. Where do birds/bees go in winter?
  9. What makes a rainbow?
  10. Why are there different time zones on earth?
Notice that they are pretty much all science and math related.  However, what jumps out to me is that half of them are astronomy related. The moon, the sky, aliens, earth's weight, and time zones.  Astronomy is one of my favorite subjects, so those particular questions do not scare me too much.

The best part is, I will be teaching an Earth in Space class through the College of the Rockies Continuing Education department in Cranbrook and Kimberley that will be answering some of those questions! Come check it out.

15 January 2012

07 January 2012

Is the problem really NHL fighting?

As we have seen in the news this year, and especially through the first half of the NHL season, is the major concern over concussions, head shots and fighting.

Of course there have been calls to ban all head shots to prevent concussions. However, if we look at some of the causes of the players concussions this season, they have been accidental collisions with teammates. It’s as if being unexpectedly hit by a teammate, a friend, is more harmful than being hit by an opponent. Interesting parallel to life, isn’t it?


Read the rest at the Battleford's News Optimist.