Just when you thought the exam was already very difficult, the educational authorities decide to make it even more difficult. Not to mention, implementing this after the academic year has started. Yes, another example of bad decision making, unnecessary added stress, poor communication, zero strategic vision, and a total disregard of all pedagogical principles.
At the time of writing, I don´t understand exactly what the new exam format is going to look like because the official La Junta de la Andalusia website only has information about the old format.
However, there are some videos on YouTube about the new paper – the so called Mediacíon paper. Why not take a look? For me, it´s as clear as mud!
So, the 3 Wise Men have come and gone and, obviously, all three of them need to go to the ear doctor (an Otolaryngology (pronounced oh/toe/lair/in/goll/oh/jee) because I specifically requested, for the 5th year running, a 1967 Aston Martin, a pub-sized pool table, and a 1950´s juke box, and instead, they gave me a pair of socks with a note on them that said: ‘’Get running couch potato!’’
Truth be told, I am very keen on my socks, and, they are called ‘Bobby Dazzlers’ which sounds totally cool, wouldn´t you agree?
So, encouraging people to buy more and overspend is one of the retail sector´s greatest achievements. In actual fact, people are super easy to manipulate: everyone likes to feel that they have picked up a bargain, got something for free, or better still, that they have saved money.
In fact, the power of the ‘sales’ sign can not be underestimated, and it´s a tragic shame that we aren´t as generous with our cash, when the sign says: Please help people in need.
Thankfully, I can´t stand shopping, so I avoided Black Friday and went to my local second-hand book shop and spent 30 minutes smelling hardbacks, reading the spines, and tutting in contempt about the number of cookery books that have been published. Unfortunately for the shop owner, a wonderfully helpful and cheerful woman, I left empty-handed.
For millions of young people around the world, living with autism is challenging enough without also having to deal with the prejudices of others.
Australian Hamish Finlayson is using his own experience of the condition to change perceptions of autism and increase awareness among his peers. The 13-year-old builds apps and games that help players better understand what it’s like to live with autism.
Many of this youngest generation, having grown up with technology, are building their own software to help spread awareness for many issues, from anxiety and mental health to cyberbullying. Finlayson is one of these bright sparks using his coding gift for the greater good.
Seventeen-year-old Aruzhan Koshkarova is trying to prevent people from going missing with an innovative new idea.
In Kazakhstan, walking home from school or work isn’t always safe. But Aruzhan Koshkarova, a high school student in Almaty, Kazakhstan, is trying to change that. She has developed QamCare, a GPS app that gives directions, but also warns loved ones if the user is in danger.