Thursday, April 29, 2010

Es lo mismo = It's the same

I've taught Spanish in Middle School for 20 years. On the radio this morning they said that in a recent study, they found that many 14 and 15 year olds act exactly like 2 year olds. Well, I've known that for a long time! The only difference is their size and the severity of their inappropriate actions.

These are random pictures I found online, any resemblance is purely coincidental. I just wanted to point out a few things.

These are 2 year olds.
How many kids have their eyes on the teacher? Which kid looks like she's going to fall asleep? Which kid looks very afraid? Which kid doesn't understand a word the teacher is saying? Which kid is wishing she could go play with the toys instead?

These are Middle School students.
Which kid is making the most movement and noise so he can have all the attention? Which kid looks like he's about to undo his pants and drop them? Which kid is flashing a gang sign? How many kids have no idea someone is taking a picture? Which kid got bullied today? Which kid is the bullier? Which kids forgot to do their homework? Which kid is wishing they could go play with the toys instead?

¿Sí? Es lo mismo.

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