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Please, punish yourself | She still thinks her High School is the best
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Story #1
I wasn't paying attention on the boring history class, I was putting my mind into my notebook. While I was doing that, I needed some information from Google, so I turned my cellphone on. "I must take your cellphone", the teacher said. It was so instantly! Ok, we have all the break for doing this, but it was too instantly! I gave him my cellphone and got angry.
Class dismissed, and the teacher told I could get it back in the reception, so I did it. The employee was going to gimme my cellphone, but she said: "I'll give this to you, but I shouldn't. Martha [the principal] isn't able to talk to you and everything else. She would have called your parents to take your phone instead of you, but I trust you for talking to her later".
I took my cellphone back and got mad. My mom would explode if she were called to go there. But, wait! She, in resume, said that I should punish myself, right? Well, do I deserve this punishment? My against-school moral sais no. So I decided to not go there and everything is ok now.

Story #2
I discussed with the principal Martha about problems I see in the school system, like study overload, self-directed education (people learning things by theirself, like me), and so on.
About the overload, she answered: if you did all your homework, I would admit you're overloaded, but you don't do it.
About self-direct education, she answered: Your parents should contract a psycho-pedagogue.
This is ridiculous!!! I have labyrinthitis crisis because of stress and overload! I have a friend that is in the 3rd High School Year and he started to pass out because of this! And she already thinks that High School is the best of the city (yes, it's known as the best of the city)?
Is she saying there's something wrong with me, just because I wanna learn things by myself and I don't like the fact that I must share my self-directed education time with my teacher-directed "education" (waste of time) and may talk to a psychologist?

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03-14-2017 10:16 AM
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RE: Please, punish yourself | She still thinks her High School is the best

(03-14-2017 10:16 AM)Lucas Gallindo Wrote:  About the overload, she answered: if you did all your homework, I would admit you're overloaded, but you don't do it.

That's pretty funny actually. So she's saying they aren't expecting you to do it in the first place? Or is she admitting they deliberately overload the abiding students?
03-14-2017 07:39 PM
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