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Massimiliano, the instigator

I learned, from my experience as a teacher and director, that there are at least four dimensions of adolescence. The length of time, which seems to never end, and which triggers continuous reflections on the final outcome of psychological and personal character. If it is true that the man qualifies and defines himself as he rises […]

Carlo and the parrots

Grade 12. Year of the Diploma. Carlo is a student in energy-saving mode. Often, he borders on passing grade. He switches between brilliant tests and barely passing grades. He looks as if he is afraid of being too good – therefore, as soon as he gets a good mark, he needs to immediately set for a passing […]

The dealing: how can we help students?

Massimo was 18 years old and was a grade 11 when, that day of February, he didn’t come to school. “Teacher, he’s been arrested”, his classmates told me. “He was caught with a bag full of ecstasy pills in his pocket”. I hadn’t experience an absence for arrest before. How did Massimo end up in […]

School and misconduct: the theft

Different event, different situation, same ending: guilty people discovered. Grade 7, PE class, but not for everybody. The sliest ones purposely arrive late at the gym to have fun and enter a classroom close to theirs, whose students are sharing the gym with them, with the intention of stealthily explore their mates’ rucksacks. Mario, Francesco […]

Phony bills at school

There’s one thing that excites me about working within the school network: with students you never get bored!You continuously live wondering what will happen later on, and especially, who are going to be today’s kids, what they expect from life and, particularly, from school, who may lead them along the path. I think we can leave […]

Cristina and the English school

Cristina is a wonderful person indeed. She studies and achieves the highest marks. Her average grade is among 9 and 9.5/10. Furthermore, this year, with her Italian teacher’s help, she has placed first — ex-aequo with other three young — at a national writing competition in which more than 1400 students from all over Italy […]