"In a small community of frogs, one day they set out to challenge: to climb to the top of an iron tower that stood near them. Everyone was thrilled with the idea. The event was publicized and there were many inhabitants of the neighboring territories: ducks, fish, birds, dragonflies, centipedes ... and also reeds, herbs of different kinds, trees ...

When the audience watched the tower it was amazed. The general opinion was that the frogs could not get their challenge and they made it known to them. But frogs had a high level of motivation and self esteem. The race began for the conquest of the top of the tower. The public screamed: - It is impossible. You can not get it. It is superior to you -. Increasingly, the frogs desisted of their purpose and disengaged from the race.

In a while, only one of the frogs went on for their purpose. But the public did not fail to express their discouraging opinions: - Leave it. Do not try it anymore. You've done enough ... - But the frog was still. When he only separated him from the highest as two blocks away, there was a general silence, the silence of the amazing, the miracle. And, indeed, the brave frog came upstairs and, from the high point, he raised his front legs in a sign of triumph and happiness. People had no choice but to applaud.

They congratulated the winner as they asked: - How did you get it? We were all sure that you could not ... - Then they realized that the frog that succeeded was deaf. "

Extract from the book "The frogs and the Pigmalión effect", published in 2010 by Jesús Garrido Landívar, former Teacher of Teaching of the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.
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