The end of the school year - so, what next?

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Controsenso del 23 maggio 2015.

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  • 24 ontrosenso23 Maggio 2015

    BasilicataMONITOR

    The end of the school year - so, what next? Fine anno scolastico - tempo di ricaricarsi

    This is more or less the period that everybody have been looking forward to; the holiday period. Both we teachers and the students are just up to our neck with the long school year. We just cannot take anymore. We dont necessarily have to know what we want to do after the school but one thing we know for sure is that we want to stop the routine of school going. We want the sun to blaze on our eyes, we want to try on our bikini and swimming suits. We want to lazy around doing just nothing. We need a battery charger. We want a change in our daily life. It has been a long year. We teachers are fed up of policing the students in and out of the classroom and the students

    are more than fed up of being policed by tired, and sometimes, frustrated teachers. So, both sides need a rest. We need to detach for some three months so as to come back and re-appreciate ourselves. The teachers will surely be using this period of time not only to recoup the energy necessary to be able to run a class of 25 teenagers, which is not an easy job if you have to do it for nine months a year, but they will also be using the break for updating and attending some trainings on methodology, classroom management and the like. Teachers need such updating and training otherwise, carrying out teaching with the same approach and methodology without bringing something new could be monotonous and boring. Some teachers would have enough time to dedicate to their family especially in a country like Italy where a very high percentage of teachers are females. And we all know that the job of a woman does not end with going to the place of work but it continues with coming back to tackle house chores. These house chores become tedious because the mentality of Italian men towards their respective wives does does not consider helping. The best an average Italian husband would do is help clear the table after meals. The rest of the chores such as cleaning the house, doing the shopping, the washing up and dish washing are mainly done by the teacher-wife who

    would be left with little or no time for herself. So, when some people argue that being a teacher is a comfortable job, think twice! I would like to see those people with 25 thugish-like students for 4 to 5 hours a day 6 days a week for nine months. You may need a psychiatrist after some years. The students themselves need some time to detach from it all. They need to be able to take off some time and travel. Meet their age-mates from around the world. They need to be encouraged to make the best use of the EU law on free movement of peoples. They can move around all the countries within the UE. These movements are being facilitated also by the fact that fl ight tickets costs peanuts today, if you book earlier. The low cost fl ight carriers are giving away very competitive tariffs for several destinations. The same low cost fl ight carriers would immediately suggest cheap accommodation. A single booking brings about the chain of other services and commodities that go with it, such as, car rent, students multi-bedded hostels, cheap restaurants and eateries etc. So, what else? The doors of the world is open to the teenagers. They have the power. The power to travel and spend peanuts and see their Europe and even go further. This would help open their mind towards their un-demarcated globe. Some would even prefer not only to travel but also to add languages

    to their travel. They would take up lessons in the morning and sightsee in the afternoons and club in the night. Some would go the extent of taking up temporary job to feel more at home in the country they visit. A work experience is always a good credit to spend on your cv. You may

    be able to sustain yourself fi nancially and thus lengthen your holiday with the little you are able to earn while working. So, whatever your choice for the summer holiday, be you a teacher or a student, make the best of it.

    Enjoy

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    La musica esprime ci che non pu essere detto e su cui impossibile rima-nere in silenzio(Victor Hugo)

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