Friday, December 23, 2011
Thursday, October 27, 2011
Being a 16 year-old teenager always asking myself what I should do, what I'm doing here and thinking that I'm here and I'm going to die sooner or later, I came up with an idea, something funny for some, stressful for others and quite stupid for some others. In my opinion, religion was made and it is so much followed because people just don't want to think that they are here for nothing. With religion they have someone or something to follow, a purpose. I respect every belief of course, but I just can't believe in this and like I said, this is just my opinion.
So, I came up with this idea: what if we are just supposed to live and be happy?
What if we are here just to leave our footprint?
I think that we are here to be born, be taken care of by our family, learn and fulfill our dream so our children, grandchildren, etc can do the same, changing the world.
What I say is that the meaning of life is to fulfill your dream even if it is hard, you will have to struggle but that's just how it works, just like that.
Pedro Mendes, 11ºD
Thursday, September 29, 2011
Thursday, July 28, 2011
Friday, May 06, 2011
One man, a CEO (Chief Executive Officer), decided to explain the problem with education.
He argued, "What's a kid going to learn from someone who decided his best option in life was to become a teacher?" To stress his point, he said to another guest; "You're a teacher, Bonnie. Be honest. What do you make?"
Bonnie, who had a reputation for honesty and frankness replied, "You want to know what I make?” "Well, I make kids work harder than they ever thought they could.
I make kids sit through 40 minutes* of class time when their parents can't make them sit for 5 minutes without an iPod, Game Cube or movie rental. You want to know what I make?
I make kids wonder.
I make them question.
I make them apologize and mean it.
I make them have respect and take responsibility for their actions.
I teach them to write and then I make them write something worthwhile. Keyboarding isn't everything.
I make them read, read, read.
I make them show all their work in math. They use their brain, not the man-made calculator.
I make my students from other countries learn everything they need to know about English while preserving their unique cultural identity.
I make my classroom a place where all my students feel safe.
Finally, I make them understand that if they use the gifts they were born with, work hard, and follow their hearts, they can succeed in life.
Then, when people try to judge me by what I make, not knowing that money isn't everything, I can hold my head up high and pay no attention to them because they are ignorant.
You want to know what I make? I MAKE A DIFFERENCE.
What do you make, Mr. CEO?
The CEO's jaw dropped, and he went silent.
A truly profound answer!!!
Teaching is ... the profession that makes all other professions possible!
* Actually, I make them sit for 90 minutes! That's teaching in Portugal!
Without friendship we would be very sad people and we wouldn`t have anyone with whom we could talk and live. Friendship is essential in our lives.
Tuesday, May 03, 2011
Maths IVG was a success! Galiza and Lousada have shared for four days many experiences, fun and knowledge. Students made a peddy-paper together and created bonds that will last for a long time! Congratulations to all students and teachers involved in the project, especially to Maths teacher Arminda Moreira!
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Wednesday, March 30, 2011
(Poster of the meeting created by Manuel Carvalho - 11ºG)
Eight European schools are going to meet at Escola Secundária de Lousada from 4th to 6th of April - this is the Comenius Project "SCENA" Meeting. This event opens our school and town to Europe as we are going to receive 72 delegates (51 students and 21 teachers) from six countries (Germany, Turkey, Netherlands, Poland, Italy and Spain).
The agenda is quite varied and it includes work meetings, sports activities, guided tours to Lousada and OPorto city, a cruise in the Douro River, a visit to the Port Wine Cellars and House of Music and a traditional Portuguese dinner.
We really hope this event lasts on everybody's memories as a wonderful opportunity to enlarge views of the world and enrich cultural experiences.
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
Wednesday, February 09, 2011
Seven countries and eight schools will be together in Lousada at a general meeting from 3rd to 7th April. Our school will prepare some activities to welcome our partners during those days of work and socialisation. We hope they enjoy their stay here and cherish some good memories of this experience!