zondag 14 juni 2009
I feel that something must be done about this, but what i have no idea. Teachers should not be the distant persons infront of a class, just worrying about the school curiculum.
The lines between what is appropriate and not appropriate is a thin line. Male Teachers are afraid that contact can be wrongly interperted .
Male teachers want to help children in distress, but think it is best to keep distance. "The most I would do these days is sit next to an upset child - that's it and I'd never ever allow myself to be in a classroom or anywhere else alone with a child." Some teachers are conflicted between being a profesional and a human being. "The most I would do these days is sit next to an upset child - that's it," A male teacher can no longer give comfort. Male teachers are seen les and les in the register of the General Teaching Council.
I am a big fan of James Bond. I never really read the books only Casino Royale. Recently i collected all the books to read them. It was then when i found this article. I ordered the novel but have no time to read it yet. Curiousity overtook me when i read this article that is why i ordered this book.
I grew up with Bond and liked the movies and not always a big reader. The last years i have been reading more so this is the best time to start reading the James Bond Novels. In the Films the Books could never be used as story material so only characters were used. This makes the Books Unique.
The Details of the story were kept a closey-gaurded secret.
maandag 1 juni 2009
zondag 31 mei 2009
I think it is a shame that Paul left Queen. He was a great front man for Queen bringing his own talents to a great band. Paul was a big influence for Freddy Mercury when Paul was still the front man of the band Free in the 70ties.
Paul brought a Bluesy edge to the Queen repertoire. Queen fans had a hard time embracing Paul because Freddy was ´the singer` of Queen. But Paul did a great tribute to a great singer. Looking forward to new music by Rodgers. Queen will live on in Brian May and Roger Taylor.
Queen has not toured since 1986 due to Freddy Mercury’s illness, that led to his death in 1991. Queen has been on hiatus then. With Paul they had an newborn success.
Big Music companies have influence over most major bands. This leading to an artist having less control over their own music. This leading to much legal issues with record companies. One of the first artists to stand up against the big company’s was Prince who changed his name to TAFKAP to release the albums he wanted to. George Michael followed him with a dispute against Sony.
Now artists can use internet to let their music be heard. I think the big company’s should be stopped from abusing artist just for the money. Music has to be art not a product. My thought is that artist have to use the internet for their career. Because the can distribute their own music this way.
I think this will help social workers to better help the children. And better strategize the care for children so that a lot of social workers don’t mess up each other’s work. It gives them the advantage of being up to date on the problem Teens.
A Controversial Database (Contact Point) had become available. England has a new database, it a filled with children. The system was a response of a report following the death of Victoria Climblie, she was abused by her great aunt and her boyfriends.
The system was delayed twice, first for security reasons. The second time it was delayed by the ministers. The System will applied to Authorities in the North West of England before being introduced in the rest of England.
The system is setup so children will slip through the net. The children that are in the database are in contact with other government service. This can save five million hours of professional time.
maandag 18 mei 2009
I personally think setting up Jesus as an action hero is not a way to get people to read the bible or take it seriously.
I am not a man who follows religion, but I think this is nothing more than a commercial stunt to sell more comics. I agree this form of bible appeals to a younger audience, but the question remains will the comic really get the children into Christianity, or will it just be a good story to read?
This is the first time I made a blog out of a video article. But I found the article so intriguing that I had to use it.
Christianity has found a new way to reach children. They use the power of Manga, author Bavin Akasiku thinks this will get teens interested in the bible. He took out all the “boring” pieces, this so it will appeal to the children.
This gives a totally new look on the bible, Bavin Hopes more teens will read this. Some Evangelical Christian group sees this as inappropriate because the stories are filled with action and this way the bible could be misinterpreted. Yolanda Szwedowska (RE Teac her at Twyford school) shares these concerns because. The students of Twyford School are enthusiastic about the manga bible because they find it better than the original.
zaterdag 16 mei 2009
I have watched the first and second episode, and I quite enjoyed it.
I liked the idea that a man is stuck in a woman’s body. I think it would be weird to be a man in a woman’s body. This series makes me think about the strange situations this would bring. This series is a 4 part that concludes on the 22nd of May. A combination of Drama and Humor is what you are getting.
Veronica turning her husband away, while finding out the comfort of a vibrator. A lot of new experiences for Danny in his struggle to find himself, in the form of Veronica in his body. How will this end?
http://www.mirror.co.uk/tv-entertainment/tv/todays-tv/2009/05/01/boy-meets-girl-itv1-itv-hd-9pm-115875-21322070/Imagine you are trapped in a body that is not your own. This is what happens to Danny after a thunderstorm. Danny wakes up in the hospital but everything has changed, he is fashion reporter Veronica a beautiful woman from the upper-class.
zaterdag 2 mei 2009
I liked the character of Ali G because he was over the top. He was the only Cohan Character until now to make me laugh. I am very curious about the exploits of Bruno. Especially because I tried everything to avoid the movie that was made about Borat. The only time I saw it I was drunk. But I would never see the movie sober. I thought that movie was rude and disgusting especially the scene where 2 naked hairy men wrestle each other. I hope he does a better job with the new movie. I think this is going to be a Baron success.
Sacha Baron Cohan the man with many faces had done it again. He found a way to shock audiences with his new character Bruno, a fashion journalist from Austria. Baron is well known for his alter ego’s Ali G the wigger and Borat. Both got a feature movie. Now it is Bruno’s turn to conquer the world in his movie.
Baron is a shy type in real life but in his alter ego’s he pulls all stops. All his characters have the ability to shock the audience by their remarks. This made the Previews for Bruno’s movie a lot of publicity. Bruno tries to put homophobia to the table. Lots of publicity was already made for Bruno. In Fort Smith Arkansas for instance, there was a promise of one dollar beer and blue collar brawling. The spectators expected to see a good old fashion brawl but ended up with a cage fight that ended in the two contestants stripping down in underwear, kissing and rubbing each other.
dinsdag 28 april 2009
In our UK OK Class last week we talked about the curriculum on English schools, in this lecture we found out that the Curriculum was lacking the basic social structure. It was mostly driven on results. No wonder the UK ended at a 24 spot. I hope the new plans for the School curriculum will make a difference.
I think a more social structure in school would be preferable. I think the world is lacking a social structure. It is more business that social, commercialism is a thing of the future, and everything revolves around it. I think commercialism will destroy our way of life. Our politicians are no longer running a country but a business. All they care about is the amounts of money running through the country. People should care more about other people and this has to start at school.
In a table of Youth wellbeing in 29 European states the UK has been Ranked 24.
24 United Kingdom
This table was compiled by York University. The age group was 0-19 the group used mostly 2006 data. Included in the study was how children felt about life, school and relationships. Also the pressure of schoolwork was included in to the measurement. Number 1 in the table was the Netherlands followed by Sweden, Norway, Iceland and Finland as a ranking top 5. Putting the UK on the 24th spot. The worst school is Malta on a 29th spot.
dinsdag 21 april 2009
When I first read this article I was shocked. How can people plan a murder in cold blood, especially at that age? It is scary to think that all morals have gone. When I was 18 the thought never crossed my mind to kill someone, this is a sign that youths are becoming more violent and ruthless. A few years ago you could get beaten up (what is also just as worse, but you live), now a days they just stab you. This morning
A gang of teenagers between the ages of 17 and 19 killed a boy (Shakilus Townsend). Townsend aged 15 was beaten by a baseball bat and stabbed. The attack took place last year but the trail takes place today. The gang lured him to a quite place with the help of a 17 year old girl. This was the girlfriend of Danny McLean one of the accused. Danny aged 18 is accused together with Tyrell Ellis (19), Andre Johnson Haynes (18) the accused deny the murder.
They found the accused via the cell phone of the girl, because she called McLean. This was a murder planned and executed by teenagers.
zaterdag 18 april 2009
In the first part I summarized the story of 43 old David Bye who was caught and charged with child pornography and child abuse.
Bye is a calculated and cold hearted criminal as far as I am concerned and I am glad he got caught.
43 year old David Bye was arrested for rape and child pornography. He was caught after a thousand pictures of children were found on his computer. The children were aged 6 to 12, he took 202 pictures of 10 children himself. Some pictures showed him raping and assaulting a young girl.
He targeted single mothers, his first step was making friends with the mothers. This by being a sympathetic person and a listening to the difficult situations of the mothers, his daughter helped his disguise as a single parent. After he won the parent’s confidence he moved to the child. He befriended the children by giving them gifts like a new bike or a remote controlled car.
Eventually Bye was caught because of the pictures on his computer. His lawyer Ian Ibrahim stated that Bye left the pictures on his computer on purpose because he wanted to be stopped.
I am very exited to start writing blogs for school.
To Be Continued....