jueves, 26 de mayo de 2011
From: Aura Hernández
Date: 26th May, 2011
Subject: Unsanitary Restroom Conditions
This report is intended to consider the restroom conditions at the FES Acatlán. Most of the time they are not in the appropriate condition to be used or they are closed because of they are being cleaned; making them useless and insufficient.
• Maintenance problem
Almost all the equipment is obsolete, broken or it doesn’t work. The spaces look old and without attention.
• Cleaning conditions
Even when restrooms have a periodical cleaning cycle, they are often in a bad state; there is not toilet paper and no soap for washing hands. Also it takes to the personal sometimes even more than 2 hours to have the restrooms cleaned.
I understand that students help a lot to continue with all this problems, so I recommend two solutions:
- A publicity campaign promoting the well use of the restrooms.
- Talk with the school staff to make de maintenance and cleaning more efficient.
To start with it’s important to remember that euthanasia is the practice of ending a life when a patient has too much pain due to a chronic disease. We can find two different types of euthanasia; active, which means a using of lethal substances in order to terminate a life, and passive, when the patient refuses to continue with the treatment.
As any ethical matter we can find 2 different positions. Those who are against the euthanasia saying that everything happens for a reason and we must be strong, life is never easy. On the other side the ones who are for the euthanasia pleading that you are the owner of your life and it’s your decision; no one deserves to suffer.
Sometimes euthanasia is related to selfishness, from both sides, the patient who doesn’t think in their beloved ones; and the family, friends, etc. of the patient who doesn’t want to be without that person. This is because taking this decision can’t be taken alone; it involves the whole family because it will affect all of them as well. But most of the times patients suffer more when they are forced to live here and making the one who are around suffer too.
It’s also necessary to consider that every person is different, therefore everybody will react and proceed in different ways to diseases. The ones who are against euthanasia consider it as a easy way out; but accept that we have been defeated doesn’t mean you’re weak.
I do believe in euthanasia as a way to terminate a life. Having been in this situation I can say that I’m definitively for it. The most important part in this topic is to respect the others opinion and points of view.
'cause I know they would be watching
If you belong to that group of people who think teaching is just a matter of passing knowledge from one person to another, you should reconsider your position.
When you are already in front of tour students is when you realize that being a teacher will represent more than just their school master. At the end you will feel this attachment, some of them stronger than others.
And it’s when you find yourself wondering how you’re going to make them understand that learning, if they want it to be significant and helpful for the rest of their lives, will mean that they will need to be a active character in it.
I think this is the real goal in every teaching-learning process. If you just go giving them the answers the will never be able to understand and analyze something by themselves. Students will go through school expecting everything to be given without any effort. Being at the at end, and please forgive for using this word, but I couldn’t find any other to describe it better, a good-for-nothing kind of people.
That’s why we, as teachers, must encourage them to never stop learning, to always try to look beyond. After all, learning doesn’t mean that you know everything by heart; it means that you understand it and can apply your knowledge.
“It’s all in your head” I told him once more, after that I got off the bed and allowed him to sleep at my room. The rest of the day passed away with nothing particularly strange or abnormal to report. Actually that whole week was the same, he arrived to my room saying he was scared etc…
Until one day he convinced me to stay with him that night in his room. It was a Saturday, so, I had no problem at all.
I remember I had a beautiful dream about my new baby kid, by that time my wife was pregnant. Suddenly I felt something weird and woke up.
I couldn’t believe it! There she was staring at us. I started yelling my wife’s name, 5 minutes later she was there as surprise as I was. Then I realized I wasn’t afraid… she wasn’t there to scare us. While I was thinking about this I heard a clamorous noisy coming from inside the house.
My roof’s room had just teared down destroying everything… The day before we checked and found out that one of the colums had had a fissure which had been getting bigger. It was the strangest experience of my life.