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Written By: David - Mar• 20•10

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Aboriginal and Environmental Roundtable

Written By: David - Mar• 18•10

On February 25, 2010 David Spencer brought together educators and aboriginal elders for the second First Nations, Inuit, Métis and Environmental Education Roundtable held at the Peel Aboriginal Network Community Centre in Brampton.

See photos and read more here.

Argument Clinic : Is this the right room for an Argument?

Written By: David - Mar• 17•10

Monty Python was a British comedy group that created the influential Monty Python’s Flying, a British television comedy sketch show that first aired on the BBC on 5 October 1969. Forty-five episodes were made over four series. The television series, broadcast by the BBC from 1969 to 1974, was conceived, written and performed by Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, and Michael Palin. You can view Michael Palin’s comments on the enduring success of Monty Python.

The following video was recorded live for the show Monty Python Live at the Hollywood Bowl in California. You can follow along with the script for the “Argument Clinic”.

David Spencer’s Education Paragon: Connecting Resources with Educators and Students

Written By: David - Mar• 17•10

Since I have posted many of my lessons and projects online for my students since 1996, I thought it would be good to provide a home on the web. Education Paragon is an ongoing web based directory of lesson plans, links and resources that I created to help educators and students.

Educators, students and parents are welcome to contribute ideas and resources. You are invited to visit Education Paragon at http://education.davidspencer.ca.

Does Twitter Educate?

Written By: David - Mar• 10•10


Does Twitter educate? I’ll post tweets that are educational and uplifting. How about you?

Four Yorkshiremen: 3 Different Versions

Written By: David - Mar• 03•10

The “Four Yorkshiremen” sketch is a parody of nostalgic conversations about humble beginnings or difficult childhoods. Four Yorkshiremen reminisce about their upbringing, and as the conversation progresses, they try to outdo one another. Their accounts of deprived childhoods become increasingly absurd. (Wikipedia.org)

The first video is the version many are familiar with from Monty Python. From left to right the actors are Michael Palin, Graham Chapman, Terry Jones and Eric Idle. You may follow along with the script.

The “Four Yorkshiremen” sketch was originally written and performed for the 1967 British television comedy series “At Last the 1948 Show” by the show’s four writer-performers: Tim Brooke-Taylor, John Cleese, Graham Chapman and Marty Feldman.

This third version of the Four Yorkshiremen is from Alan Rickman and friends. From left to right, Henry Enfield, Alan Rickman, Eddie Izzard and Vic Reeves perform the Monty Python Sketch for “We Know Where You Live 2001”.

Outdoor Paragon: Outdoor Excellence

Written By: David - Mar• 01•10

I have been involved in outdoor recreation and outdoor education since 1974.

I’ve appreciated the educators I have interacted with through COEO (Council of Outdoor Educators of Ontario), The Ontario Camp Leadership Centre and POEEA (Peel Outdoor and Environmental Education Association). In the year 2000, Paul Strome and I formed Outdoor Paragon a professional development network that exists to develop outdoor and environmental education skills in educators who service the youth of Peel Region, Ontario, Canada.

Please read more about Outdoor Paragon here. http://op.davidspencer.ca

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