When there is such an emphasis on achieving, regular assessments, bigger class sizes at school with lessons led by overworked teachers dealing with classes of children with increased varying educational needs and staff without adequate support or training, these statistics support my experience of children that are stressed and unable to articulate their feelings.
writer, yogi and educator
writer. yogi. educator.
American novels and books written by non-British authors, that document tales of fiction and non fiction are as valid are as the likes of Shakespeare, although it can be argued fiction often doesn't quite embody the same level of encouragement.
03/06/2014 12:11 BST
While its true that technology has the ability to and is expanding our consciousness and our reach and access when wanting to obtain, explore and digest information this also gives us the scope to become information junkies - encyclopaedias with an opinion and the ability to churn out a fact about everything and anything.
24/02/2014 12:09 GMT
From teachers, carers, nurses and doctors, street sweepers, sales assistants and the like, working in service is an exchange of energy as old as civilisation. Serving one another in some way is a natural human instinct that we all have inside of us and can deliver on daily basis through our individual talents.
31/12/2013 21:01 GMT
Unbeknowst to most, there was a division of the Panthers that was based in Brixton, south west London formed to fight for equality and stand up against the racism during the late 1960's and early 1970's.
21/10/2013 17:51 BST
Music sites that support Mos Def's music also chose to report this story showing the effectiveness of such an act, allowing this plight to reach a generation of people that may not even be aware of what Guantanamo Bay is.
15/07/2013 17:02 BST
We spend a lot of our time strapped in, consuming, connected and charging. We're living in a world that's driven by technology and we drive technology too. I recently had two of my friends over who I met in college 11 years ago and we reminisced on the amazing times we had growing up.
04/06/2013 13:50 BST
The main thing that I admire of Mrs Lawrence is that despite losing her beloved son, with dignity, she accepted the situation, with all the ugly and disturbing truths and failings that was brought to the surface about our great Britain and who governs us, and kept pushing on for justice in his case.
22/04/2013 14:17 BST
Bitch, slag, whore, slut, cow - all names synonymous with the female of the species. Men call us that and even worse, we call ourselves that, and by ourselves I mean our fellow sisters.
21/03/2013 16:51 GMT
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31/12/2012 13:39 GMT
In addition to a need for education around mental health there also needs to be a level of care administrated by the police. Arresting and restraining people comes with responsibility, and death should not be an outcome.
17/10/2012 20:58 BST
Yesterday (September 11, 2012) marked 25 years since reggae musician and Rastafarian <strong>Peter Tosh</strong> was murdered in his home in Jamaica.
13/09/2012 14:32 BST
Jamaican culture is drenched here, from the slang we use, often without acknowledging or respecting its origins, the style of which we wear our clothes, the food we eat and the influence on the music we claim as our own.
26/08/2012 14:48 BST
The Regeneration of Bob Marley Way, SW9; Important Recognition for Jamaica's Stamp on London Culture
The UK and specifically London is steeped in Jamaican culture and being of Jamaican heritage the recent regeneration of Bob Marley way in Brixton was an important event in celebration of Jamaica's 50th year of independence, British Jamaican-culture and the impact of reggae star and musical icon Bob Marley.
06/08/2012 12:50 BST
A musician called Frank Ocean put out a letter via his <a href="http://frankocean.tumblr.com/" target="_hplink">Tumblr</a> page letting us know his first love was a man he met at the age of 19 and struggled with the feeling being reciprocated. Frank is a 24-year-old black man, who sings about love and life, and is a part of a hip hop collective Odd Future and inevitably a public letter of this nature comes with huge cultural impact.
09/07/2012 09:44 BST
16/04/2012 12:40 BST
Racism in Britain has once again resurfaced at the forefront of the mainstream news, almost magically as if it disappeared and reappeared overnight.
10/02/2012 13:26 GMT
I patiently waited for 15 minutes after putting in a 999 call for an ambulance, before calling back at 6.40am last Monday after my mum's collapse. When the operator told me <em>"it's not unusual to have to wait this length of time during periods of high call volumes"</em> I knew what was to come.
27/01/2012 14:25 GMT
If we're not vigilant, 1984 may just come to pass. The love affair between politics and the media continues.
18/01/2012 13:27 GMT
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