There I was, sat watching the basketball tonight, when on comes an advert (commercial) for a fine English beer with which I am familiar, namely Newcastle Brown. I can pretty much guarantee this ad is not currently playing on UK screens.
A (very) English baker gives some sound advice about how to create the perfect loaf of bread.
Here’s one kid angry at his teacher … and he delivers a rant at her as he is ejected from her classroom, reportedly for “asking too many questions”. He probably shouldn’t have sworn at her, but he makes a valid point: that education has become all about having children learn from endless handed out worksheets and soulless “packets” instead of having teachers standing up in front of their classes engaging the children and instilling a passion in them. I agree with Jeff Bliss of Texas, let’s teach our kids HOW to think, not WHAT to think. See the classroom video here http://goo.gl/3C6Ab
We know it’s hot here in Miami. And that the city’s basketball team, the Miami Heat, are blazing a scorched trail through the play-offs towards (hopefully) another national championship. The franchise (that’s what teams are called here in the good ol’ USA) also claims to have the best fans in all of basketball. Here’s one bidding a friendly farewell to Chicago Bulls player Joakim Noah after he was ejected from last night’s game. Stay classy, lady.
Given the mountain of homework my-five-year old kindergartener is already bringing home daily, this is clearly what he has to look forward to. A new “research study” (read paid-for promotional by Starbucks and Red Bull manufacturers, I suspect) claims that students in the US are the most sleep-deprived anywhere. I’ll have to start calling Alfie ‘Zombie Boy’.