STS0010: London Black Teachers’ Network – BHM 2017 – Our Story within the History Curriculum

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STS0010: London Black Teachers’ Network – BHM 2017 – Our Story within the History Curriculum

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The London Black Teachers’ Network (LBTN) hosted a very insightful evening in celebration of BHM.  In this podcast hear highlights from the event on 29th Sep 2017 including the keynote presentations and workshops:

Astehmari Batekun – Black Open University
Where the history of African Mathematics meets the National Curriculum

Jak Beula – Nubian Jak Foundation
World War Memorial @ Black Cultural Archive

Michael Ohajuru
John Blanke – The Black Tudor

Michael Williams – Bis Publications
Black Inventors in Science

Cheryl Phoenix – Black Child Agenda

Selena Carty – Black Poppy Appeal

 

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More info on the Black Open University can be found at abundancecentre.org

  • Hear testimonials from our abunDANCE in Schools programme:
    • Workshops for children and teachers – learning support services for primary and secondary schools.
    • NEW WORKSHOP: Bones, Drums and Mathematics in Africa; 1) introducing the Ishango bone calculator, the world’s oldest mathematical artefact (22000 years old, from the Uganda/Congo region) that demonstrates rich knowledge of prime numbers and lunar time cycles. 2) introducing how knowledge of number (binary specifically) enables you to talk through the drum with music.

CDT0003: Reviews and Reflections on the Unifiedknowledge Approach to Education – Summary review of BOU Summer School 2017

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CDT0002: Reviews and Reflections on the Unifiedknowledge Approach to Education – Summary review of BOU Summer School 2017 –  (http://broadcast.ulearnnaturally.org/podspace/?p=364)

We have now completed our Black Open University – Summer School 2017.  Here is your chance to hear from many of the distinguished members of the learner-ship sharing and reasoning with Astehmari Batekun on the experiences and deep insights of the whole course.

This is essential listening for parents, teachers and community school builders, share in and enjoy the wonderful journey we have had this summer.  Get ready for the new learning opportunities coming this term and next.

Empowerment in action, power in principle, get involved now.

 

Find out more about the Black Open University – Summer School 2017:

 

Hear the Collective Deep Trust Show CDT0002: Parents and professionals – Re-thinking education from an African place of being – 1st day of Summer School testimonial

 

Find out more about the uLearn Naturally Learners’ Cooperative:

 

Other related useful links:

 

Link to this podcast:

http://broadcast.ulearnnaturally.org/podspace/?p=364

CDT0002: Parents and professionals – Re-thinking education from an African place of being – 1st day of Summer School testimonial

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Parents and professionals - Re-thinking education from an African place of being - 1st day of Summer School testimonial

CDT0002: Parents and professionals – Re-thinking education from an African place of being – 1st day of Summer School testimonial

 

We have now started our Black Open University – Summer School 2017.  Here is your chance to hear from one of the distinguished members of the learner-ship sharing and reasoning with Astehmari Batekun on the experiences and deep insights of this first day.

A profound reshaping of our space has taken place, watch it take form, or better still get involved and add your force to make it happen with even more perfect due brilliance.

Be empowered, be responsible.

 

Find out more about the Black Open University – Summer School 2017:

 

Find out more about the uLearn Naturally Learners’ Cooperative:

 

Other related useful links:

 

uLearn Naturally Radio

 

 

STS0009: 1) Mayor Ali Speaks: The Vision Director for Queen Afua University outlines the concept to their UK practice-service mission. 2) Man Heal Thyself: Profound insights gained through a Man-Child-Woman relationship breakdown

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STS0009: 1) Mayor Ali Speaks: The Vision Director for Queen Afua University outlines the concept to their UK practice-service mission. 2) Man Heal Thyself: Profound insights gained through a Man-Child-Woman relationship breakdown.

 

Queen Afua is an internationally renowned best-selling author, holistic wellness entrepreneur and highly sought after natural health practitioner. She guides men and women on a holistic transformation journey to the Global City of Wellness.

With over 40 years of experience Queen Afua has built a Wellness Empire that includes: The Global City of Wellness movement, The Phenomenal Woman of Wellness School and The Heal Thyself School and her signature Heal Thyself and Sacred Spirit product line. She has published several critically acclaimed books. Now all of these schools are being advanced under the Queen Afua University.

She is the choreographer of the Womb Yoga Dance, as well as, creative architect, director and performer of the production “Overcoming an Angry Vagina”. For these and more she has received numerous awards and recognitions.

Her Son, Ali Torain,  is the National Spokesperson for Queen Afua’s Global City of Wellness Movement. Also known as ‘Ali the Great’, he was born in 1982, over 30 years ago, around the same time the Heal Thyself company was being conceived. Thus, Ali was raised in the holistic wellness movement. Upon graduating from Howard University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management he immediately began working with his mother, Queen Afua in the family business.

In his many years of dedicated work Ali has brought many great achievements to the company, including the launching of Queen Afua’s third  book, The City of Wellness in 2007, fourth book in 2010, fifth book in 2012 and the rebranding of Queen’s signature Heal Thyself product line. Over the years he has arranged numerous national and international tours for Queen Afua. Ali is assisting Queen Afua with the opening of the Queen Afua University and continues to be an active leader in the Wellness Movement and spokesperson for Queen Afua’s vision of a Global City of Wellness movement.

After attending their recent UK tour launch event Astehmari caught up with Ali at the Ankh Centre in Shepard’s Bush (London) to find out more about the Queen Afua University practice-service mission. Hear more of that reasoning in this podcast and also Ali shares some of his personal self transformation story; insights on transcending the challenging dynamics of man-child-woman breakdown with principles of total wellness.

STS0008: Mind over Body Chess Academy – Heads up, strategic approaches to education

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STS0008: Mind over Body Chess Academy – Heads up, strategic approaches to education

 

Mind Over Body Chess Academy: MOB Chess Academy becomes the latest community group to affiliate with OBU. Chess Tutor Asante tells us about the work of the academy

Anywhere in society where there are many young people growing up, people tend not to think before they act. People don’t look before they leap. If you think and look before you move, you can avoid many of life problems.

Mind Over Body Chess Academy is a community organisation based in Birmingham and London and founded by Chess Tutors Seba Asante and Seba Amosu to help improve children’s learning experience using chess as a tool to build upon the skills and knowledge children need to succeed in other areas.

The best way to improve the quality of life is to prepare our children with education that is progressive and practical.

Chess is a great game that can help you to develop your brain power. It is a game for young people and adults. Chess teaches thinking in an enjoyable way, because it takes place in a game context therefore all children should be encouraged to participate in the game. Chess helps children with their attitude to learning, helps them to concentrate and boost their self esteem through problem solving and conflict management.

Our children spend a lot of their free time playing sports and video games which is great, this keeps them active and off the streets. Children need different types of mental stimulation through activities that will not only help them to develop but also help them to realise their true potential.

It has been proven that children who play an hour of chess per week can improve their concentration, patience, memory, strategic & critical thinking plus much more. All these benefits have a tremendous effect on their ability to study at school.

Our aim at the chess academy is to use chess as a means to lead children in the right direction to success. The lessons are structured so that children learn the ability to be patient, how to plan ahead and develop their thinking. We provide a positive social activity to help children learn and succeed in life. Teaching chess is really about learning life lessons. The way we think, determines who we are. So if you improve one’s thinking you improve the person. For adults chess is a good activity for relieving stress, exercising the mind, helps in maintaining critical thinking skills and overall mental health. Many people have used the game of chess to practice ways to move forward in life.

We have four clubs currently running in the Birmingham area and two branches running in London.

In this interview Astehmari Batekun caught up with Seba Amosu and a new member to his Sunday class in Clapham Library (London).

STS0007: Ancestral Voices 2 (Book) – A word with the author Dalian Adofo

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STS0007: Ancestral Voices 2 (Book) – A word with the author Dalian Adofo.

 

Dalian Adofo is a freelance creative artist who works across a range of media; from graphic design to film and video. He has also been in the teaching profession for over 10 years and also works on a range of youth work initiatives, both locally in the UK and abroad. He has also written and directed personal shorts and exhibited his artwork.

Culture is a fundamental element which bonds communities together, without it we lose identity and self awareness. The importance of preserving such knowledge is key to retelling the story of Africa and its contribution to world history, in a manner that is free from colonial imposition.

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Ancestral Voices 2 (Book)

BOOK DESCRIPTION:

This book is a ground breaking exploration of humanity’s oldest documented faith practice; African Spirituality. A term often criticised for assuming homogeneity in African philosophy and culture that apparently does not exist. However, these research findings reveal intricate and broad commonalities across the various systems that clearly evidence a high level of unison in the Cosmological philosophies and practices of African people.

The Author explores the topic across millennia from the times of the Ancient Black Egyptians to contemporary practices on the Continent and in the Diaspora. Evidenced are striking commonalities in the spiritual philosophies and practices over time and space, showing they are derived from a common mind or source.

That what we term Vodou, Vodun, Ifa, Kandomble, Palo Mayombe, Kemetic Spirituality and the like are all but localised offshoots of the same tree so to speak.

As such, African Spirituality is shown to be an apt umbrella term for the various expressions the world over, one that will give its adherents official recognition and rights in the same manner various sects within mainstream religions are protected by law.

The book also gives practical advice and suggestions from various systems on how to cultivate an African Centred Spiritual life, so it is not just an essential piece of scholarly work to read but also an invaluable manual of instruction to have for cultivating one’s personal spiritual development.

 

BUY THE BOOK !

STS0006: Family Directed Learning – a new language for parents, teachers and children (Chestnuts Community Centre – BHM Keynote Speaker 30th Oct 2016 – Astehmari Batekun)

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STS0006: Family Directed Learning – a new language for parents, teachers and children (Chestnuts Community Centre – BHM Keynote Speaker 30th Oct 2016 – Astehmari Batekun).

 

This podcast shares coverage of Chestnuts Community Centre’s final Black History Month event.  Hear Astehmari Batekun give a keynote presentation on the principles of Family Directed Learning and the Unifiedknowledge Language principle,  a new educational language for parents, teachers and children.

As a wonderful treat you’ll also hear the soulful voice of Lady CC too.

Referenced resources:

Abit’s Secret – story book on space, personal and universal.  This book also introduces the Unifiedknowledge approach to education.

Hair Structures Poster – Sheet 1: African hair structure explored in a rare poster detailing the structure from the root to the tip of the hair at the molecular level.

Enjoy.

 

STS0005: Queen Afua launches UK University programme – 2016-7 – Planet Healers

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STS0005: Queen Afua launches UK University programme – 2016-7 – Planet Healers

This show shares the full launch evening held here in the UK on the 14th Oct 2016.

STS0004: BlackPoppyRose Organisation at Remembrance gathering – Trafalgar Square – August 2016

 

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STS0004: BlackPoppyRose Organisation at Remembrance gathering – Trafalgar Square – August 2016

 

In this 4th episode of the School Teacher Speaks Show Astehmari caught up with Selina Carty from BlackPoppyRose.org at the Slavery Remembrance Day (21st August 2016, Trafalgar Square.  We had a great reasoning on the importance of Remembrance.

Growing up in the UK, most people are aware of the Red Poppy, which signifies British remembrance, as celebrated by The Royal British Legion.

BlackPoppyRose fully supports the legacy of the red poppy, however, felt that as a member of the African/Black/Caribbean/Pacific Island communities it was important to highlight our contribution to world history.

The project began in 2010, following the realisation that in a country that many African/Black/Caribbean people call home, the history that represents us has been displaced over the course of time.

England has an excellent archive of the country’s historic achievements. These are documented and celebrated via monuments, statues and plaques, documentaries, books, articles and magazines, etc. However, there is a severe lack of representation displaying the full picture of history, including all of its contributors.

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African/Black/Caribbean communities have consistently contributed to civilisation, even in the face of adversity and in spite of mankind’s most abhorrent treatment and atrocities against us. Throughout history, many of our generations have been displaced; our memories, our pain and our loss are universal. Whilst we do not wish to focus on negative aspects of history, we feel that it is important that our ancestors are recognised for their dues, of which many lost their lives in the process.

The BlackPoppyRose is a symbol for us to remember not only the soldiers, but also the peoples, of Africans/Black/Caribbean communities who contributed in any way for the War effort.

 

BlackPoppyRose.org

E: info@blackpoppyrose.org

T: 078 6643 0733

STS0003: Prof Carolyn Cooper on Miss Lou and the Prapa Prapa Jamaican writing system (includes an introduction by Ras Astehmari Batekun to using the Ethiopian Fidel (syllabary-alphabet) to write Prapa Prapa Jamaican)

 

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STS0003: Prof Carolyn Cooper on Miss Lou and the Prapa Prapa Jamaican writing system (includes an introduction by Ras Astehmari Batekun to using the Ethiopian Fidel (syllabary-alphabet) to write Prapa Prapa Jamaican).

 

After hearing and seeing Prof Carolyn Cooper present on submerged narratives in Caribbean literature and popular culture I was moved to speak with her further on matters of linguistics and her vanguard efforts in promoting the writing and broadened professional use of the Jamaican language for the advancement of deeper, more natural learning and self realisation.

We spoke about her life, Miss Lou, Anansi and also explored ways of using the Ethiopian Fidel (syllabary-alphabet) to write Prapa Prapa Jamaican

 

Mek wi talk bout di bottom of di sea… check out this ground breaking episode of the School Teacher Speaks Show to hear our in-depth reasoning.

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ቢግ ቲኝዝ ኣ ጓኣን ፊ ሚስ ሉ  – ፕሮፌስሶር ካሮልይን ኩኡፐር

Big tingz a gwaan fi Mis Lou – by Professor Carolyn Cooper, The Gleaner (Jamaica).

– Article transcribed with the Ethiopian script (Fidel) by Ras Astehmari Batekun , September 2016.  Original Article: http://jamaica-gleaner.com/gleaner/20150215/cleisure/cleisure3.html