School Thoughts

Competition and cooperation

If you prefer to read this story in Spanish, please click here   I’m going to tell you a real story that took place a couple of years ago in a school where I worked. By that time, I was a second grade teacher in charge of twenty-seven students. The headmistress had commissioned all the teachers to ask the kids to draw on a special sheet of paper some motifs

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Red shocks students

Para leer este artículo en castellano, hacé click aquí. Not too long ago, someone said it was not a good idea to correct with a red pen, because it could traumatize children.  Shortly after, another “specialist” performed a scientific study and confirmed this as a fact. Since that time, it became a “holy word” and, in the school context, there is a strong disapproving glance if a teacher tries to

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School Speeches

To read this article in Spanish, please click here On this August 17thwe meet once more time to commemorate a new anniversary of the death of our great General “Don José de San Martín. San Martín was a man that….” That way could start the reading of the classic “allusive words”, that many of us will remember if we bring to our memory the school ceremonies. As a child, theRead more...