quinta-feira, 15 de maio de 2008

Ideias...

Nos dias em que estou mais cáustica tenho vontade de pôr os meus alunos a elaborarem cartazes com as mensagens transcritas abaixo, sobre o que eles NÃO aprendem na escola. Podia ser que pelo menos uma das regras atingisse 'qualquer coisa'.
Na internet especulou-se que elas teriam sido proferidas numa conferência que Bill Gates fez numa escola secundária mas que não são da sua autoria e sim um excerto do livro "Dumbing Down our Kids", escrito por Charles Sykes. O seu a seu dono (não tendo o livro eu também não posso verificar a veracidade de uma ou outra fonte) e o que interessa mesmo aqui são as ditas:

RULE 1
Life is not fair - get used to it.

RULE 2
The world won't care about your self-esteem. The world will expect you to accomplish something BEFORE you feel good about yourself.

RULE 3
You will NOT make 40 thousand dollars a year right out of high school. You won't be a vice president with car phone, until you earn both.

RULE 4
If you think your teacher is tough, wait till you get a boss. He doesn't have tenure.

RULE 5
Flipping burgers is not beneath your dignity. Your grandparents had a different word for burger flipping they called it Opportunity.

RULE 6
If you mess up, it's not your parents' fault, so don't whine about your mistakes, learn from them.

RULE 7
Before you were born, your parents weren't as boring as they are now. They got that way from paying your bills, cleaning your clothes and listening to you talk about how cool you are. So before you save the rain forest from the parasites of your parent's generation, try delousing the closet in your own room.

RULE 8
Your school may have done away with winners and losers, but life has not. In some schools they have abolished failing grades and they'll give you as many times as you want/need to get the right answer. This doesn't bear the slightest resemblance to ANYTHING in real life.

RULE 9
Life is not divided into semesters. You don't get summers off and very few employers are interested in helping you find yourself. Do that on your own time.

RULE 10
Television is NOT real life. In real life people actually have to leave the coffee shop and go to jobs.

RULE 11
Be nice to nerds. Chances are you'll end up working for one.



O que vale é que nem todos precisam de as interiorizar. Ainda há uns quantos "que fogem à regra"... Cada vez menos, mas ainda há. :)

2 Sementes:

fantasma 11:38 da manhã  

LOL. Muito bom :)

Alexandra 4:37 da tarde  

Acho que vou guardar isto algures para mais tarde dar aos meus filhos! Ta brilhante!

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