Every moment, unique in its own. Life is beautiful.

Monday, March 29, 2010

Let the Sun Shine on Me, Finally...

It's a new day,
Let the sun shine on me!

I've left you with Yesterday,
Along with your words
Like chalk on a pavement
In the rain.

The sun finally shines...

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

But you're a girl!

You're a girl: You shouldn't be so strong.

You're a girl: You should be wearing pink.

You're a girl: You shouldn't kick so hard.

You're a girl: You should admit you're wrong.

You're a girl: You shouldn't want ink.

You're a girl: You shouldn't want to go so far.

You're a girl: You should be a lady.

You're a girl: You should wear a dress.

You're a girl: You really want to compete?

You're a girl: What respectable man will marry you?

You're a girl: This is what you want to do?


Monday, March 22, 2010

52 Week challenge, week 9-11

So there is a messy and rather disgraceful one in there, but hey, no one can be perfect all of the time, and instead of cheating, I may as well post a pic that was actually taken during that week... (Week 9 if you can't guess, lol) 

Week 11 is from the LADY GAGA concert in Newcastle!!! :D LOVE that woman!!! I was calling a friend so she could hear the concert, and decided to take a pic of her on the phone!! lol

 How many more weeks to go??!

Week 9

Week 10

Week 11

Sunday, March 21, 2010

I'm Tired...

I'm tired of lies,
I'm tired of the truth.

I'm tired of putting in all the effort,
I'm tired of not seeing any effort.

I'm tired of bearing all,
I'm tired of protecting myself.

I'm tired of my blind trust,
I'm tired of not trusting blindly.

I'm tired of being tired.

Though, to live in a world of certainty,
Is not to live at all.
                                                 Picture taken by R. Sayed.... xx

Thursday, March 11, 2010

That's what friends are for!

Growing up I never really knew what it was like to have lots of close friends...
There are my two friends who I've practically grown up with since I was three, they are the sort of friends who you don't need to be in contact with everyday to know that we're still there for each other.
They are the friends who accept each other for you are, the ones that can be complete opposites to each other but somehow fit! 

I also have friends who I can be completely me around, no masks or acts or holding back on anything I think or feel! I value this so much, as a person who believes in being true to yourself, it's good to know I have the chance to do this around friends who make me feel accepted! 

I value each friendship in my life, each person I let into my world brings a quality that I admire, identify with and/or love! 

I'm the sort of person that friendship doesn't happen instantly over a coffee or night out on the town... It takes time and trust... Once they are in my heart, it takes a lot for them to leave! I will give chance after chance for the ones I have brought into my life, I am easy to forgive but hard to forget.

The only reason they could leave my heart is if they were to stop being true to themselves, to lie to themselves about the person they are....

I am loyal to my friends and would do absolutely anything for them! I would rather put myself out for them rather than knowing they are upset or in need... 

What do you value about friendship?

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Back in the swing of things!

Ok, so Uni is back in swing, and I thought I'd share the first piece of writing I have to submit, ALREADY! 

This piece is to share my views on inclusive teaching, that is, whether students with disabilities should be included in general school classrooms, or whether it is better for the students to be segregated in special schools. Studies show that students with disabilities actually learn and function in society better from being included in general schools, than that of of special schools. 
Some dilemma is caused by the workload of the teacher to cater for the students special needs, when this does not occur the idea of inclusion gets confused with assimilation, meaning that the general school gives the student with disabilities no choice but to conform to the teaching methods of the teacher. The law states that students with disabilities have the right to an education in the Least Restrictive Environment.

This is it...

(The term ‘disabled person’ is derogatory in itself, the favoured term is ‘person with a disability’ as they are first and foremost a person.)

My position on inclusive teaching in any educational institution is that we must assess each case independently (Armstrong, 2000).

It’s important to keep in mind that a student’s placement in a classroom is decided on the basis that is in the best interest of that particular student. If on the other hand the situation proves to be disadvantageous to that particular child than measures need to be taken to assure that the student is able to learn at their highest potential in the Least Restrictive Environment (Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, 1990, 1992, 1997; Heller, Holtzman & Messick, 1982).

 I do believe that it is beneficial in theory for teachers to include students with disabilities in their classrooms as it will push them to be creative and diverse in their practice.

Armstrong, F. (2000) Space, place and the production of the other.  A study of difference, disability and policy making in education in England and France. Unpublished doctoral thesis, University of Sheffield, United Kingdom, p.142

Heller, Holtzman & Messick, (1982) Placing Children in special education: A strategy for equity Washington, DC: National Academy of Science Press.