BEING A TEACHER....

BEING A TEACHER IS A DIFFICULT TASK NOWADAYS, SO I DECIDED TO FOLLOW THIS PIECE OF ADVICE BY BRUCE LEE:

Empty your mind, be formless. Shapeless, like water. If you put water into a cup, it becomes the cup. You put water into a bottle and it becomes the bottle. You put it in a teapot it becomes the teapot. Now, water can flow or it can crash. Be water, my friend.

by Bruce Lee

jueves, 30 de enero de 2014

Are you already an adult or still a teenager? ...or even perhaps still a child?

 LIFE STAGES


Childhood, adolescence and adulthood are stages in our life. They don't exactly refer to the age you have, but to how mature you are. That phenomenon may change according to the individuals, but it may also be changing in our days and in our society.

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10 comentarios:

  1. I think I'm in the adolescence ,but I'm thirteen years old and I like to play with my little cousins​​. I think the most important thing isn't how old you are if not what do you like it "as you think you are you".

    The article says that the boys are adults when they have eighteen years old ( I don't think so ). At this time the boys and girls of this age (some) aren't adults, because they do a lots of nonsenses. So in the second paragraph of the article says that things are changing, and now the age at which we become adults now reaches twenty-five years old.

    Maria Jose Garcia 2ºA

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  2. I'm a teenager although I think many things as an adult.
    You can have thirteen years and have a lot of maturity .
    No need to be eighteen years to adults, there are many people who are fifteen or sixteen " adult " According to the article things are cambiand and adults are now twenty-five years of age.

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  3. I think I'm in the adolescence, but I'm thirteen years old and I like playing with my little cousins​​. I think the most important thing is not how old you are, but being what you really want to be "as you think you are you".

    The article says that the boys are adults when they are eighteen years old ( I don't think so ). At this time the boys and girls of this age (some) aren't adult, because they do a lot of nonsense. So in the second paragraph of the article says that things are changing, and now the age at which we become adults now reaches twenty-five years old.

    Maria Jose Garcia 2ºA

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  4. I think I'm in adolescence because I'm thirteen years old but are still things that attract children like playing with my little cousin and be silly.

    Things have changed, before, people with twenty years had formed a family and work but now people are still studying twenty years and are considered youth, not adults.

    There are older people who have the mentality of a child and young people who have the mentality of an adult.

    Paola Ruiz Fernández 2 º ESO A

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  5. I think I am in the adolescence because I'm thirteen years old but I like playing with my little cousins, and sometimes my cousins and I watch movies as "Tiana y el sapo".
    I don't know when we are adults, but I think that when we are adults think in a jobs, have a family... I don't think that when we are tewenty-five years old we are adults. Some people are adults but very few, because we are tewenty-five years old we think in parties and meet with our friends.
    Irene Ramón Arellano 2ºA.

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  6. Sometimes we are lost in a lenguage that can cause prejudices. We usually use the words "old" and "youth" but I think we don´t stop thinking what they seem. What are they really? An old man is experienced and peaceful? A young boy is crazy and irresponsible? Is not always...

    In my opinion we should not use "adult" to describe a person who is prudent because there are people between 25 and 50 that don´t know how to take their proper decisions, however, I've seen people with 17 that provide for their family and can care it alone.

    Even the extremes, there are children whose have travelled by the world more than many old men. Probably, the old man knows more about life but the child knows other ways. There are different experiences.

    For me the only use of the words "old", "youth" and "child" is to refer to the age.


    Álvaro García 1bachB

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  7. The seven stages of life?

    The way we perceive life and its stages, depends upon the point in history from which we are observing it and the culture in which we live. From the age of the Ancient Greeks through to medieval times, life was often seen to be divided into seven phases. Shakespeare made these seven stages famous in his play ‘As You Like It’, but the idea wasn’t original to him. His words have become well known,

    ‘All the world’s a stage and all the men and women merely players’

    And he identifies seven stages of life; baby, child, young man, man in his prime, middle-aged man, old-aged man and man in second childhood.

    In modern days we perceive life’s stages in a different way. The word ‘teenager’ did not exist in the 19th century; it is a 20th century phenomenon, originating in America. This new phase in life came into being with the invention of the automobile, which gave young Americans great independence. Freed from their parent’s control they developed a certain lifestyle completely different from adults and children; teenager-hood had arrived. In Shakespeare’s description the individual passes from childhood to young man hood, there is no such thing as teenager-hood.

    Another phase which is a 20th century phenomenon is the stage of the ‘active pensioner’. In medieval culture the healthy middle aged male passes directly to old age and then the deathbed, as reflected in Shakespeare’s poem. Health care in the 20th century now allows retired people to enjoy a high standard of fitness, often into their seventies. So a new phase has appeared in the stages of life and we find pensioners who lead very active lives, practising sports and going on adventure holidays!

    Nowadays, it could be argued that the fourth stage in Shakespeare’s speech has all but disappeared. He is described as the soldier, the man who goes out seeking adventure and self-reliance. There is a tendency among young people today to be less adventurous than the previous generation and they seem to lack a thirst for independence. Many stay at home; teenager-hood dragging on well into their late thirties and by the time the person finally leaves home he or she is already middle aged!

    The changeability of life’s stages is perhaps an integral facet of the social development of humans. As society progresses maybe medical science will dispense with that final, seventh stage of Shakespeare’s individual; the deathbed. Who knows what other stages in life might disappear or appear?

    Elena 2ºA

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  8. In my opinion I'm in adolescence because I'm fourteen years old although I like some things about little kids . Things have changed, before, people with twenty years had formed a family and work but people dedicated to making their studies , taken out a career , do masters etc....

    There are older people who have the mentality of a child and young people who have the mentality of an adult. But really when as maturity is reached when you already have full life . Have a wife , have a children , have a career , have a house , have a work and much more things

    The article says that the boys are adults when they are eighteen years old but , I don't think so. As I said before is when you have a full life .

    "No matter what age matter maturity"

    Jose Manuel Diaz España 2ºB

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  9. In my opinion i´m in the adolescence because i´m fourteen years old but i like play with my little cousins and other kids
    before people have 7 kids when they have 26 years old but now peple have 1 or 2 kids when they have more than 30 years

    The article says you are adult when you have 18 years but i don´t agree because you are adult when you have a work you have a wife and a lot of other thins

    as many people say you will be more years but you just mind child or you will be upside down but you mentality of an older person

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  10. I´m a adolescent.
    I think that a person musn´t be adult at 18 years old, the person can be reality adult(madurity) before or later.
    I think that a person grow up for the experiences, little by little you awake and it´s not fall in the same mistake.
    Also, for the family, where you live, the country, religion, ect
    Ithink that a person isn´t inmadurity to be funny or to do the stupid, but you now be serious when you must be

    Patricia Rodriguez Martin3ESOA

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