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Lisa Simpson is lovely, isn’t she?

10 June 2019

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Lisa Simpson



I don´t hate school …

7 October 2018

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Catch up on missed schoolwork via wikihow

9 March 2018

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There are intelligent ways to do things well at school.


When you miss class, the work can start to pile up quickly. All those assignments and deadlines can be pretty overwhelming, but don’t panic. Talk to your teachers and friends about what you missed. Then, make a plan for tackling your workload, prioritizing the most pressing assignments. Take breaks, reward yourself, and stay positive to boost your productivity. Catching up on missed schoolwork isn’t easy, but with a little organization and strategy, you’ll be better equipped to handle the challenges that come your way.” (…)

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Let me call you back, …

14 January 2018

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Strange things, odd verses

26 March 2017

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[Eleven, “Stranger things” (Matt Duffer & Ross Duffer, 2016)]

The story is simple: a classroom, a teacher, a subject matter, students, individualities, a task and a touch of talent. The surprise came from Ben Giroux, a kid aged 10 who made a self-portrait in eighteeen lines:

“I am odd, I am new

I wonder if you are too

I hear voices in the air

I see you don’t, and that’s not fair

I want to not feel blue

I am odd, I am new

I pretend that you are too

I feel like a boy in outer space

I touch the stars and feel out of place

I worry what others might think

I cry when people laugh, it makes me shrink

I am odd, I am new

I understand now that so are you

I say I “feel like a castaway”

I dream of a day that that’s okay

I try to fit in

I hope that someday I do

I am odd, I am new.”

[Ben Giroux]


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Did I miss anything (Tom Wayman)

11 October 2016

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I wonder sometimes how to make my students learn that attendance to class is vital. I have just found out this poem written by Tom Wayman.


Did I Miss Anything

Tom Wayman

Did I miss anything?

Question frequently asked by

students after missing a class

Nothing. When we realized you weren’t here

we sat with our hands folded on our desks

in silence, for the full two hours

Everything. I gave an exam worth

40 per cent of the grade for this term

and assigned some reading due today

on which I’m about to hand out a quiz

worth 50 per cent

Nothing. None of the content of this course

has value or meaning

Take as many days off as you like:

any activities we undertake as a class

I assure you will not matter either to you or me

and are without purpose

Everything. A few minutes after we began last time

a shaft of light descended and an angel

or other heavenly being appeared

and revealed to us what each woman or man must do

to attain divine wisdom in this life and

the hereafter

This is the last time the class will meet

before we disperse to bring this good news to all people

on earth

Nothing. When you are not present

how could something significant occur?

Everything. Contained in this classroom

is a microcosm of human existence

assembled for you to query and examine and ponder

This is not the only place such an opportunity has been

gathered but it was one place

And you weren’t here


(Originally Published in: The Astonishing Weight of the Dead. Vancouver: Polestar, 1994.)

“Why I hate school but I love education”

4 June 2016

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Darryll Suliaman Amoako (born 26 January 1988), better known by his stage name Suli Breaks, is an English spoken word poet. He is best known for his spoken word videos on his YouTube channel sulibreezy. He is best known for his 2012 video “Why I Hate School but Love Education” and his 2013 video “I Will Not Let an Exam Result Decide My Fate”.

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20 bad habits that don´t belong in college via

26 March 2015

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20 Bad High School Habits That Don’t Belong in College


It can be a difficult transition from high school to college. However, you can make the process smoother by identifying and replacing bad habits. To prepare for college life, learn to keep the following behaviors in check.

  1. Staying home sick when you’re not ill.

Plenty of high school students make a habit of staying home when they’re not actually sick. However, most college classes meet once or twice a week, and missing one session can drastically affect your grade. To avoid falling behind in college, only take time off when you’re really not feeling well.

  1. Phone play during classes and study time.

Checking text messages or e-mails during class is a major distraction that can prevent you from learning key concepts. Keep your phone off in the college classroom – you’ll be more focused, and you’ll avoid distracting your peers and professors as well.

  1. Giving lame excuses.

Maybe you gave lame excuses for not turning in your homework or finishing a class project on time. While high school teachers may have given you the benefit of the doubt, broken printers and essay-hungry dogs won’t work in college. You’ll be treated like a responsible adult, which means adhering to due dates no matter what.

  1. Doodling instead of taking notes.

Get in the habit of paying attention during class. Doodling instead of note-taking is a surefire way to fall behind and miss important class concepts.

  1. Paying more attention to your friends than your instructors.

You may be tempted to socialize with friends during class, but doing so means missing valuable information during your professor’s lecture. Wait until after class to talk to your friends.

  1. Being the class clown.

The class clown routine is usually frowned upon in college. Many of your peers will view comedic behavior as an unwelcome distraction, particularly those paying out of their own pockets for a degree.

  1. Not bothering to study for tests.

Cramming for a test or not studying at all will affect you negatively. Even if you feel pretty confident with certain class material, it’s always wise to review your notes before taking a test.

  1. Turning in messy assignments.

Have you ever turned in a paper with crumbled edges or even illegible writing, making it almost impossible for your teacher to read? Maybe you got away with it in high school, but college professors won’t accept messy work no matter the excuse.

  1. Relying on your teacher for pens and paper.

You may have relied on your high school teachers to provide you with paper or pens, but that’s not the case in college. Professors don’t have permanent classrooms, and they regularly move from room to room on a daily basis. Make sure your writing supplies are always close at hand.

  1. Expecting teachers to remind you about missed homework assignments.

Did your high school teachers remind you about missing assignments after an absence? It doesn’t work that way in college. It’s your responsibility to ask professors what you missed. You may want to e-mail instructors when you’re absent to request lecture notes.

  1. Only skimming your readings.

It’s important to prepare for college classes by reading the assigned text thoroughly – skimming won’t cut it. You’ll have a tough time participating in class if you haven’t highlighted important concepts or jotted down key passages.

  1. Going to class late.

Punctuality is important in college – some professors won’t even allow you into the classroom if you’re late. Get in the habit of showing up early or on time.

  1. Leaving books at home because you don’t feel like carrying them.

You’ll need to bring all required materials to college classes. Professors typically don’t have spare textbooks to lend, so avoid leaving yours in the dorm.

  1. Having your parents be your alarm clock.

Maybe mom or dad was your personal alarm clock every morning, but that won’t fly in college. Get an alarm clock and take responsibility for yourself.

  1. Being unorganized.

High school could have been a structured haven for you with the help of teachers. However, you won’t have teachers or parents to help you stay organized in college; you’ll need to get organized on your own.

  1. Being the quiet student in the back of the classroom.

Participating in class is a great way to engage with peers and professors alike. In fact, some teachers take class participation into account when determining final grades. Don’t be afraid to raise your hand and speak up – your GPA might depend on it.

  1. Don’t save homework for the last minute.

Did you ever start writing a essay the night before it was due? Procrastinating only ends up hurting the quality of your work and, in turn, your grades. Learn how to manage your time wisely.

  1. Thinking that you’re the coolest kid in school.

The student population in college is much larger than in high school, and the cool or popular crowd is virtually nonexistent. Recognize that you’re in a bigger pond now, and be open to meeting new people.

  1. Worrying about your social life more than your academics.

Hanging out with friends may have been your priority in high school, rather than your academics. However, college is a serious academic commitment, and it’s important to make sure your studies always come first.

  1. Being a follower.

Don’t follow, lead! College is the perfect place to discover who you are and take charge of your life, rather than follow in your peers’ footsteps.


Improving the creativity and all that stuff, you know ;-)

28 February 2015

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Un toque personal a la educación de los alumnos

21 July 2014

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2 girls police

( alumnas de @BarrowfordSch )

La directora de una escuela inglesa envía una carta a sus alumnos de Educación Primaria en la que incluye las calificaciones de unas pruebas académicas. Rachel Tomlinson, directora de Barrowford School (Reino Unido), recuerda a los niños en la misiva que los resultados de los exámenes no contienen todo lo bueno que tanto ella como sus padres y profesores saben de ellos.


“Querido alumno,

Encuentra los resultados de la prueba en esta carta. Estamos muy orgullosos de ti por el modo en que has mostrado tu gran capacidad de compromiso y porque lo has intentado hacer lo mejor que supiste esta semana tan dura. Sin embargo, queremos decirte que estos test no siempre certifican todo lo que hace de cada uno de vosotros un ser especial y único. La gente que prepara y puntúa estas pruebas no os conocen a cada  uno de vosotros como os conocen los profesores, como yo creo conoceros ni por supuesto como os conocen vuestros padres. La gente que prepara estas pruebas no sabe que muchos de vosotros habláis dos idiomas, no saben que podéis tocar un instrumento musical, no saben que sabéis bailar, no saben que podéis pintar un cuadro. Ellos no saben que tus amigos pueden contar contigo ni saben que tu risa puede iluminar el día más aburrido. Ellos no saben que escribes poesía y canciones, no saben que participas en algunos deportes y que te preocupa el futuro o que a veces cuidas de tu hermano pequeño o tu hermana después de la escuela. No saben que has viajado a un lugar limpio ni saben que tú sabes cómo contar una gran historia. Ellos no saben que te gusta pasar el tiempo con tu familia y tus amigos. Ellos no saben que puedes ser una persona en quien confiar, amable, reflexiva ni que intentas ser mejor día a día. Los puntos que consigas en la prueba dirán algo de ti pero no te dirán todo, así que disfruta con orgullo de ellos y recuerda que hay muchas maneras de ser inteligente”

Headteacher (Barrowford School, UK)

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