Image from Dr. Klara in wikipedia. Two girls hiking in sham valley, Leh-Ladakh, India. Creative CommonsAttribution-Share Alike 4.0 International license Many people eat and drink in an excessive way over the NY period, and feel guilty about it. Because of this bad feeling, they get a gym membership in January. In February, most people lose motivation and hardly visit the gym. This desertion keeps going on during the next months, and then peopl start to feel guilty again, because they are paying every month for a service they don't use. However, they are not going to cancel their membership because they wouldn't be able to stand the sense of defeat that this surrender would mean. So gyms exploit this sequence of obsesive and neurotic guilth's feelings and earn a very interesting amount of money. In fact, there are three kinds of people if we think about the human relation with fitness. Coach Potatoes: those are the people who hate practicing sport and who dream of sinking in a …
Never, no gang of
Human Towers Builders had been able to raise the Human Castle called
«4 de 10» (Ten flats high, and four persons in every flat). This morning, the
«Minyons de Terrassa», one of the best gangs of Catalonia, have
achieved this victory. Joy has exploded in
the «Plaça Vella» of Terrassa. The «Old Square» of Terrassa,
where this group of young and old men, and women, and children, and
grandfathers, and grandmothers, of Terrassa... have reached their
Day after day, this
gang usually assay a series of difficult and elaborate Human Towers,
a symbol of the power of a People when it works in a coordinated way.
I'm going to talk about a
pedagogic experience I enjoyed at the end of the last term.
Here, in Catalonia, every year, during a week, we do
what the system calls «Credit de síntesi» that in english would be
translated as «Synthesis work» roughly speaking. This project is developed by the young ones working in little groups of five or six members. In the second grade of
ESO, and specifically in my school, the theme of the "Crèdit de Síntesi" is
Africa; Africa studied and analysed from all points of view.
the past two years, we have dedicated one of the days to attend a
play, in the theater, about the world's inequalities and about the famine of some
African regions; but this time (I'm talking about last June) the company who usually worked in
this project stopped performing this play. And I had to seek
another option to fill that day. I have always thought that
we must stimulate the creativity of the students, and that we must suggest funny and singular activ…
This afternoon we have been enjoying with a cam and the suitable setting. This is and old and neglected orphanage. Forty years ago some teachers mistreated many young boys in this dreary place. Little by little we are learning to make movies.