martes, 27 de mayo de 2014

Magia es verte sonreír

Llevo unos días de fuertes emociones. Mi hijo se gradúa y el año que viene se marcha a estudiar lejos de casa. Muchos recuerdos se agolpan y él contribuye a ello.

En esto, me llega un whatsapp de mi amiga y compañera Juani.

Juani Inglés: Hola! En un ratito te mando un correo p contarte algo muy positivo. Es q es largo pero genial. Me ocurrió con 2 bach.
Juani Inglés: A las 2 se lo conté a mis compis de inglés. Maru se emocionó mucho.

Un poco más tarde, me llegó otro:
Juani Inglés: Ya te envié correo.

Juani, realmente tiene razones para sentirse orgullosa de su tabajo como profesora y como persona, por haber contribuido a la felicidad y formación de sus alumnos.

Y en el correo me decía: ¡Intriga resuelta! (la intriga era mía).

Hola, ya estoy aquí.
Bueno pues… el viernes pasado , que era el último día con los alumnos de 2 Bachillerato, todavía tenía pendiente el hacerles dos exámenes: un writing y un listening. Estaban super-estresados porque además tenían otros exámenes. Yo, no suelo ajustar tanto los finales pero… no lo pude evitar. Me gusta hablar relajadamente con los alumnos el último día. 
Entonces pensé, bueno, en el writing les voy a poner dos opciones: 

A) Write about your experience at this school.
B) Advantages and disadvantages of on-line games.

Salvo 3 alumnos, el resto se decantó por la opción A.

Y, aquí viene lo bueno: Escribieron todos realmente desde el corazón. Me quedé gratamente sorprendida. Escribieron, la mayoría, bastante bien en inglés. Pero los más importante fue ver por escrito el concepto que tienen de sus compañeros, profesores y el centro, que es sencillamente magnífico.
Creo que deberíamos publicarlo en todos los sitios del centro posibles.

Yo ya pasé los writings a word sin nombre porque quiero que sean anónimos pero … si conocemos a los alumnos es fácil deducir de quién es!!
Te los envío para que te hagas una idea.
Mañana hablamos!!

Y éste es el documento adjunto que tan feliz hizo sentir a mi compañera Juani, a sus compañeros y a mí mismo.

(By 2nd Bachillerato Students)

My experience in this school has been wonderful. I have been learning here for six years. The teachers are very happy. I am going to have a good memory of all. I remember that I was very small, and I had small glasses the first time that I was at this school. My favourite subject is Biology but I have been doing a “bachillerato de sociales”.
When I finish I would like to go to the university and study anthropology because in the future I will go to other countries and learn about other cultures.

I´ve been six years at this school and my experience hasn´t always been very good. I can´t complain about the first years. It was the secondary school and I learned so much as a student and as a person in those years. I had some difficulties but I finished “ESO” with very good results. “Bachillerato” has been very different. I´m really tired of this and I just want to finish it as soon as possible but I know that next year I´ll be studying second “Bachillerato” again. I have lost so much time doing nothing and now it is too late to fix the mess I´ve made!
Finally, all I can do is to accept my errors and don´t repeat them next year at my new school.


My experience at this school has been normal, I think. I came here when I was twelve years old and I have
grown up here in the same place with almost the same people because some people always go on their own way.
I consider I haven´t had any huge problem on my personal education. Now, I feel the next step near me and I don´t regret about anything I have done over these years.
I cannot say that I have had a bad time although sometimes it has been hard but I could face it.
I appreciate the help of my friends and teachers who have helped me all these years.


I have been studying here for six years, it´s a lot of time! I have met many people, good girls and good boys,
good friends. I´ve learnt things that I´m going to use in the future.
When I was here for the first time, I was a very shy person. I didn´t speak with anyone but now I´ve changed. During the two final years, in “Bachillerato”, I´ve met people who in the future are going to be good friends. I think that “Bachillerato” has been the two best years I´ve studied. Now, each of us is going to choose a new way but we are going to parties as we have sometimes been doing in these two years.
Really, I will remember all this and will miss the people.


I am going to write about my experience at this school. So, I started at this school when I was 12 years old, in 2nd ESO.
Well, my first day at school was really good because the people, teachers and students were very nice with me. That year was really funny and interesting because we went to Cantabria, all the 2nd ESO group. That trip was the best of ever. It was so funny and now I have a lot of anecdotes. I had so much fun because I was with my friends. This was the unique trip that we did in ESO.
In conclusion, I love this school because here I have done a lot of very good friends. And, I will keep in contact with them all my life!


My experience at this school has been wonderful and I will miss many people. Now we are preparing for the
“PAU” tests and we are very nervous because we think that it´s very difficult. I want to study “ADE” (economic studies) and I hope someday to work in my own office.
I will live with Reni, she is my best friend and she is going to study accounting. We must pay two hundred euros for the rent of a flat.
I hope to become someone important in life.
In this school I have had many happy moments, but sometimes I have felt badly too. However, all I have lived here is something I will remember forever.
First, my teachers since 1st ESO have done I have learnt a lot of things, and not only about subjects, about life too, because I have learnt a lot to be responsible and the importance of studying to have a future.
I have enjoyed my lessons: Spanish, history, Philosophy, English, … All of them have taught to me how I can be happy, and I´m happy studying that.
Now, I know I want to study law and I go out of here. I think I will miss my friends, and everyone will take his/her own way, but I hope I can see them again and we have many things to tell each other.
I can only say THANK YOU SO MUCH because of the house that all of you have given to me here. I have felt very comfortable and I have had a wonderful and amazing experience here.


Well, even though I hadn´t studied “ESO” (secondary school) in this place, I´ve loved my experience here and I really feel that I have learned a lot and I´m glad that I´ve chosen to study arts at “IES María Pérez Trujillo”. I´ve found wonderful and highly qualified teachers who have let me grow in my knowledge, so I´m thankful to all of them. I feel that I have changed in many ways since I got in here and sometimes I remember about myself and don´t even recognize me. Thanks God I´ve already passed all the subjects, so I assume this is a goodbye. It´s strange to think about changes but I´m excited about things I´m going to do next year. Thanks again for spending your time on me, on us. Farewell.

I´m really sure that it´s my fault, and I´m the only one that has the blame, but I really have disliked this year,
since the first month it was a hell for me. I should have studied more and have had more perseverance, but it was really hard to me. In November I went to my first tour around Spain with my band, and I tasted a little bit of fame, and when I came again here, back to the exams, to my parents making pressure on me so I could have good marks and all those things, it was really hard to assume that I was back to reality again. 
Now it´s my last chance, so I will give the best of me now in June to pass all the exams successfully and be able to go to “PAU” and study English Philology at the University.


My experience at this school, where I have been studying for seven years, has been amazing. I have had good moments but horrible moments, too. I´ve met many friends during this long time at IES María Pérez Trujillo. I´ve also met fantastic teachers.
In conclusion, my experience at the IES María Pérez Trujillo has been fantastic!


My experience at this school, I think, was more rewarding than at first I supposed to. Everything was new
for me, … teachers, classmates, … but I didn´t feel scared at that because I have always said that “changes make everything”. At first, it was easy for me to study all the subjects, but second “Bachillerato” was very difficult. My father says that if you want something, you have to go hard or go home because life is not easy, and you always have to work hard to have whatever you want.
In this school I´ve learned so many things and I´ve met many people to whom I´m so thankful!
These two years were a change for me, and for all my classmates. We´ve grown together and this is something that I don´t want to forget.


My experience has been very good at this school because my teachers and partners have been very cheerful. I studied secondary at Pureza de María School. There, I passed the exams with good marks in 4th ESO because I loved science! My teacher Nayra was very funny and confident for me.
Later, I went to IES Rafael Arozarena to study 1st “Bachillerato”. It was very sad! There, my partners were very clever and they helped me in English because the level of English is very difficult. Really, I didn´t study hard at Rafael Arozarena school so I came to study “Bachillerato” (art) at IES María Pérez Trujillo. The first day I was very energetic because I was going to start a new course! I was very cheerful! I love singing and drama. It was my dream! The first year of “Bachillerato” my partners and me made a drama performance at IES La Laboral in La Laguna. It was a very amazing experience! I watched the smiles in the public. It was very beautiful!
Now, in the second course I´m feeling very good because I have studied many lessons and I´ve felt very good with my partners. 
I will study at la Laguna University. I want to study journalism or teaching.


My experience at this school has been more or less positive in different aspects.
First, when I arrived here, I was unkown by everybody and everybody was unkown by me. I felt so lonely! But suddenly, I met a new best friend, and her name is Raquel. She helped me so much! We went on a cruise together and it was fantastic and amazing. But, when we arrived at the high school it was catastrophic because things got complicated for me but finally I passed all my subjects and now I´m in second “Bachillerato”. When I started the course, I started with positive attitude but I had a serious problem in my house and I thought of going back to Venezuela. Finally, I was given an advice and changed my mind. In this course, I was working at Christmas and I met another new friend and her name is Laura.
I want to finish this course and I would like to study beauty with my friend Laura and I hope to get it.


I´m going to write about one of the best experiences at this school. It was when David and me sang “Dope” while I was playing the piano and we sang. It was very exciting because I had always wished to sing and play the piano at the same time and singing one of my favourite songs. After that performance, a lot of people congratulated me and I felt like a celebrity. “Bachillerato” has brought me a wonderful year and a wonderful friend.


When I started in this school I felt so lonely because I didn´t know any person from this high school. I started
studying hairdressing in a “PCE” (basic professional studies). I love the hairdressing work. In the future, if I can´t be an actress, I would like to be an excellent hairdresser. I like playing with the hair, the form and colour, the art that changes the appearance of the hair. After these studies, I started 1st “Bachillerato”. I felt lost when I started with so many subjects, I have never studied music or drawing. The chaotic moment began when I started studying 2nd “Bachillerato”. It´s crazy!!


I´ve been in this school since I turned to 12 years old and I have been passing every grade of “ESO” and “Bachillerato” not having the greatest marks but not too bad marks neither. I´ve met wonderful people at this school and all the teachers were very helpful people and interesting in one way or another. Also, I´ve had a wonderful time with my classmates. I know that it isn´t a place to meet with friends, but it is really a place where you can talk to them because you are supposed to come every day. Talking about studies, I´ve had some very tough years, like third grade of “ESO” or this year, for example. But I´ve learned a lot of things and I´ve got much knowledge through all these years.
Today is the last day at this school and, I haven´t assimilated it yet. Not coming back every day, not seeing some faces, breaking this routine from the last six years. It´s a big change for me going to University now, and I´m afraid of the future. I´m afraid of what it can be, afraid of passing this year at school or not (it depends on Spanish subject), afraid of the “PAU” test and afraid of “getting the cut” for the design grade. I don´t even know where I´m going to live, or if I will be starting to learn to drive, but, at the same time I feel afraid of all these things, I can´t wait for them to happen. I could finish living in La Laguna sharing a flat, which is one of my biggest dreams. Now it´s time to wait and see.


My experience in this school has been very good. When I came to “Bachillerato” I was happy because the

“Bachillerato” is the last step so I can finish my music studies. I will study more English because I want to study out of Spain. So, this summer I will go for three months to United States with my cousin who lives in Indianapolis and in two years I´ll come back from there to study violin. This summer I will attend master lessons there in Indianapolis. I feel so happy and I´ll miss the teachers.


Thank you and good luck, our dear students!!
Your English teachers:

Justo después, me llamó la directora del instituto de mi hijo Carlos para que escribiese una pocas líneas para su graduación. Aquí van.

18 años, 6 en el Villalba. 

Puede parecer un tópico, pero no lo es. 

El tiempo pasa rápido, sobre todo para unos padres. 

Ayer te leía cuentos a los pies de tu cama mientras te creaba una afición. 

Y hoy… Hoy te vas. 

El otro día votaste por primera vez. Fue todo un aviso. 

Ya eres mayor y, aunque para mí nunca lo seas del todo, hace ya tiempo que lo eres. 

El otro día me despertaste de una siesta para pedirme consejo sobre la foto que habías elegido para la orla. 

No necesitabas mi consejo. Tu elección fue un acierto, pero, sobre todo, fue un detalle de lo que eres. 

Un padre está acostumbrado a dar elogios, pero no a recibirlos. 

Es parte de nuestro oficio sin derecho a jubilación. 

Pero, que bien suenan las palabras de un hijo cuando se detiene un instante en su rápida vida a reflexionar y se acuerda de nosotros. 

Igual les sucede a los profesores, a aquellos que dejan una impronta en nuestros hijos y que son capaces de ver más allá de unas calificaciones y graban una huella imborrable en ellos. 

Porque, qué mayor orgullo para un padre y para un profesor, que encontrarse con un hijo o con un alumno años después y sentirse apreciado, sentir que no fuiste una anécdota innecesaria en sus vidas, sino que formas parte de ella y te lo hacen sentir. 

Yo los llamo pagos diferidos de esa profesión, que la acerca, cuando la sienten, a la de padres. 

Gracias a todos los profesores y profesoras que han sentido su profesión más allá de la transmisión de unos conocimientos y han sabido llegar a nuestros hijos. Es algo que no tiene precio, pero sí que tiene valor, un valor incalculable. 

18 años, 6 en el Villalba. 

Es el mapa de un suspiro. Es lo que hay cuando te miro. 

Muchas cosas han pasado desde entonces. No todas han sido buenas, es cierto, pero todas forman parte del bagaje con el que te enfrentas a la vida. 

Como padres y madres, sólo deseamos verte sonreír a la vida. A veces lo olvidamos… 

Nuestra generación comenzó soñando con un mundo mejor y les vamos a dejar uno peor. 

Espero que ustedes comiencen hoy en un mundo con dificultades, pero sean capaces de dejar un mundo más humano y justo en el que la sonrisa sea la moneda habitual de cambio.

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