Powerpoint Presentation «I’m Not Aging»

18 Νοέμβριος 2014

 

 

I’m not ageing  and  accompanying  great animation of Neil Young’s song «Old Man»

One Life – Amazing Animation by Corey Hayes (Song is ‘Old Man’ by Neil Young)

Sport’s Day at GEL Myrina’s

6 Οκτώβριος 2014

My students and I voicing our views on Racism and Being Different but the Same via Art. Enjoyed the whole experience. Proud of my students for their contribution to this school project!

 

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I Had A Black Dog , His Name Was Depression + Students’ Worksheet

15 Μάιος 2014

 

    

 

I had a black dog, his name was depression

 

I Had A Black Dog……

 

Watch the insightful and moving video which is part of an ad campaign against depression and answer the following questions.

 

1 Is the Black Dog of the video a normal domestic animal, a pet with all the beneficial effects on its owner?

 

2 Name a few of the effects the Black Dog had on the man of the video.

 

3 What made the man concerned about owning a Black Dog as regards the people around him, and why was he afraid to present it to them?

 

4 What was it like waking up in the morning having a Black Dog?

 

5 What happened as the man got older and older?

 

6 What was his first step towards recovery and at the same time the turning point in his life?

 

7 Name a few things the man learnt which contributed to his dealing with his so called “Black Dog” friend.

 

8 What was it that triggered  loud barking  by the Dog?

 

9 In the end how did the man finally come to terms with owning a Black Dog? In what sense did the man actually feel grateful for owning it?

 

Now here is somebody’s account on depression. Try to fill in the gaps with one word only.

 

 

 

Bad thoughts are part of (1)…………… and they will always sneak in our lives but it’s our job to realize that it is only a small part of the true reality. In(2)……………… , there are many truths to each reality.
For (3)………….. ,I (4)……………… to spend my time comparing (5)………………. with people and identifying all negative things about myself. These things were often true and that’s why I couldn’t disregard them. However, step by (6)…………. I learned to question each thought and open my (7)………….. to other more positive truths. Yes, I am not like that person or the other but I realized that It’s so good to be different. Every single person has something about them that is appealing(8) ………… others because it’s different and personal.

Find this individuality in (9)………..  .and embrace it. Also embrace this in others. This is how humanity can be more united, if we just accept ourselves and others. Avoid judging other people
«Treat others the (10)…………….  you want to be treated».

 

 

 

Read the following  and take your stand on the issue stated

We now live in a nation where doctors destroy health
lawmakers destroy justice,universities
destroy knowledge,governments destroy freedom,the press
destroys information,religion destroys morals and the banks destroy
our economy

 

 

                                                                                                                   Just cry, baby, cry …

Cause every tear that flows
Falls into the ocean
And rises to the sky
And then the rain will come
… Right before the sun shines

Lyrics ft. Joss Stone

 Time for a joke

Patient: I have a problem doctor.I feel depressed and worthless.

Doctor: You should cut down on your drinks.
Patient: I don’t drink and have never touched a drop in my life.
Doctor: You should cut down on your smoking.
Patient: I don’t smoke either doctor.
Doctor: You should cut down on womanizing.
Patient: Good heavens!! Haven’t touched a woman in my entire life.
Doctor: Your problem is you have no problems!! Get yourself a drink, learn to smoke, and find a couple of girlfriends and you will be alright.

 

Lori, the pert and pretty nurse, took her troubles to a resident
psychiatrist in the hospital where she worked.
«Doctor, you must help me,» she pleaded. «It has gotten so that every
time I date one of the young doctors here, I end up in bed with him.
And then afterward, I feel guilty and depressed for a week.»
«I see,» nodded the psychiatrist. «And you, no doubt, want me to
strengthen your willpower and resolve in this matter.»
«For God’s sake, NO!» exclaimed the Nurse. «I want you to fix it so I
won’t feel guilty and depressed afterward.»

A psychiatrist was conducting a group therapy session with four young mothers and their small children. «You all have obsessions,» he observed.
To the first mother he said, «You are obsessed with eating. You even named your daughter Candy.»
He turned to the second mom. «Your obsession is money. Again, it manifests itself in your child’s name, Penny.»
He turned to the third mom. «Your obsession is alcohol and your child’s name is Brandy.»
At this point, the fourth mother got up, took her little boy by the hand and whispered, «Come on, Dick, let’s go home.»

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

YOU CAN’T SHAKE HANDS WITH A CLENCHED FIST!!!!

5 Μάρτιος 2014

 

The Book Of Love

14 Φεβρουάριος 2014

 

   

 

Fill in the gaps while listening to the song.

The Book Of Love by Peter Gabriel

The book of love is long and ………………
No one can lift the …………….thing
It’s full of charts and facts some ……………..and instructions for dancing
But I
I love it when you read to me
And you
You can read me anything
The book of love has music in it
In fact that’s where music …………….from
Some of it is just …………………..
Some of it is just really ……………….But I
I love it when you sing to me
And you
You can sing me anything
The book of love is long and ………………….

And written very ………………

 It’s full of flowers and heart-……………….. boxes
And things we’re all too …………………to know
But I
I love it when you give me things
And you
You ought to give me wedding rings
And I
I love it when you give me things
And you
You ought to give me wedding rings
And I
I love it when you give me things
And you
You ought to give me wedding rings
You ought to give me wedding rings

Interpretation:

The point of this song is to show that love is not rational. The «book of love is long and boring». If love were a book, say a textbook, it’s a deep, complicated subject and reading about it would be long and it would be boring. In fact it’s too complicated, it’s too heavy, so much so that «no one can lift the damn thing». 

And it’s tedious to talk or read about it. The best analogy for tediousness is the book would have to be «full of charts and facts and figures». And even more ludicrously, it has «instructions for dancing», as if you could learn how to dance by just reading about it! You kinda have to do it to learn it, just like you do for love — you learn about love by being in love.

But who cares about the «book»? All I know is that when I’m in love, I love everything you do, even you read me a stupidly long and boring book about love! So read what you want to me, even charts and facts and figures, and I will love it. And the book has music in it. Again, some of it is fantastic and some not, but as long as you’re singing it to me, I will love it. Love is irrational, as long as you’re with me and no matter what we’re doing together, I’ll love it and I’ll love you.

And the book has things in it that are nearly incomprehensible, that even the oldest and wisest of us, are «all too young to know.» Love is too complicated for even the smartest of us, no matter how many years of learning about it and thinking about it that we do, we’ll always be «too young.» Love is unknowable, how can there be a damn book about it?!

And finally, since I love you as much as I do, hmmm. well, — ahem. Just a thought here! I’m just too shy to say… Well here goes anyway: You should give me a wedding ring. Or better yet shower me with wedding rings! And you know I’ll love it when you buy me a ring because «I love it when you give me things». Marry me. Even though I have a cynical edge and that I think that the book of love is long and boring, marry me anyway. It’s a crazy thought that we are in love, because it is all irrational but marry me anyway.

Interpretation:

My own interpretation is as follows: «The Book Of Love is LONG and BORING», basically straight-off-the-bat saying that the idea of love, throughout history, is irrelevant. What is expected from love and everything that develops from love whether true or untrue is irrelevant. The only thing that matters is spending time with one another. Not expecting anything more, or over-analyzing every aspect, rather just spending time with that one you love and keeping it as simple as that. Nothing has to transcribe, nothing has to fit conventional ideas of love and relationships, rather that you should just enjoy spending time with your significant other.

All the kitschy, cliche elements to love «Heart-shaped boxes» etc. doesn’t convey the strength or love between two people in love, rather that spending time and enjoying the others company should be the main indicator of the strength of a relationship.

Then at the end the message of «the wedding ring» is repeated, as it is seen as an important icon of love.

Interpretation:

I believe the “Book of Love” could be referring to ancient “writings” of poetry or even possibly the ultimate book of love – the Bible.  And when he says it’s “heavy” – it could be talking about the fact that no one can live up to the standards that are set out for us – and that it DOES seem even boring at times.

 It is talking about “love” in general and not literally.  The feelings and emotions of love – and that can be heavy and even boring when talking about the many facets of love.

Love is overwhelming and even “dumb” – UNTIL!!!!!!  It happens to you.  Then love isn’t so dumb after all.  No.  It’s sweet and sad and happy all at the same time.

Love makes you helpless.  You surrender to it.  It makes you a better person.  You feel like you’re losing yourself to it.  And in a way – you do.  There’s nothing else to do – when love has totally embraced you.  You are never the same.  The ultimate culmination of that love is a “wedding” between two people – thus “you ought to give me wedding rings” at the end of the song.

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All of this is – love

 

 

 

Some THINGS to THINK about

1 Having read all the above interpretations which one do you identify with?

2 What is the hidden meaning to these lyrics for you?  Can you find it?  I’d love to hear your thoughts…

3 What would be the ingredients for a true solid relationship of love , to your mind?

4 “ Love in the hi-tech era” ,what is the influence of technology on love?

5 In your opinion what are those things that may destroy a genuine relationship? (the Blackberry phenomenon, cohabitating, expecting perfection,not compromising, being argumentative, being a control-freak, not taking time for yourself,taking your partner for granted, killing the fun , not listening enough, nitpicking,too much intimacy, over-analyzing everything, worrying about the future….)

Love Quotes

“You know you’re in love when you can’t fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.” 
― Dr. Seuss

“Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind,
And therefore is winged Cupid painted blind.” 
― William ShakespeareA Midsummer Night’s Dream

“Love is like the wind, you can’t see it but you can feel it.” 
― Nicholas SparksA Walk to Remember

“You don’t love someone because they’re perfect, you love them in spite of the fact that they’re not.” 
― Jodi PicoultMy Sister’s Keeper

“We love the things we love for what they are.” 
― Robert Frost

“One is loved because one is loved. No reason is needed for loving.” 
― Paulo CoelhoThe Alchemist

“Once upon a time there was a boy who loved a girl, and her laughter was a question he wanted to spend his whole life answering.” 
― Nicole KraussThe History of Love

Beginnings are usually scary and endings are usually sad, but it’s everything in between that makes it all worth living.

Falling in love is like jumping off a really tall building. Your brain tells you it is not a good idea, but your heart tells you, you can fly.

If I could chose between loving you and breathing I would use my last breathe to say I love you.

It takes a minute to have a crush on someone an hour to like someone and a day to love someone but it takes a lifetime to forget someone.

   

 

 

Why Alexander the Great was so……… Great indeed!

12 Φεβρουάριος 2014

       

the oath of Alexander the Great  Powerpoint Presentation

 

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