Does overcoming a problem make us grow?




  • ‘We learn in Clan. The debate’ visits the Canary Island of La Palma. to talk about how the students of the La Laguna school, which was devastated by lava, lived through and are overcoming the eruption of the Cumbre Vieja volcano
  • This week Antonio Rodríguez, psychologist and university professor specialized in emotional education, joins us to reflect on resilience
  • Friday, September 16, at 11:30 a.m. in Clan

We learn in Clan. The debate’ It is a space where the protagonists are boys and girls. Every Friday, we will tour our country and visit a school to discuss issues that concern and interest them. Students between 10 and 12 years old will present their opinions in front of the experts who will accompany the moderator, Laura Vives.

Does overcoming a problem make us grow? This week, ‘We learn in Clan. The debate‘ travels to Los Llanos de Aridane, on the Canary Island of La Palma. September 19 marks one year since the eruption of the Cumbre Vieja volcano. Among many other destructions, it devastated the public school La Laguna. The lava reached their doors on October 20 and their students had to move to a new school, the Official Language School and the El Retamar Cultural Center. They and they tell us about this hard and bitter experience in which many lost not only school, but also their homes.





We learn in Clan. The debate – Students of the public school La Laguna (La Palma)

In this chapter we are accompanied Anthony Rodriguez, psychologist and university professor specializing in emotional education, to reflect on resilience. Together we are going to debate, experiment and answer questions such as Do problems bring out the best or the worst in you? What do we feel when we have a problem? Do those emotions sink me or motivate me to solve it?





We learn in Clan. The debate – Antonio Rodríguez, psychologist and university professor specializing in emotional education, to reflect on resilience.

After the eruption of the volcano, the girls and boys explain to us and remember what they felt at that time, their fears, their reactions and their ability to overcome adversity. They and they answer questions like what did you do that you feel proud of? Are there different ways to solve a problem?

These students from La Palma tell us about their inner strength, their ability to solve problems and their ability to grow and act when the occasion calls for it in this debate on Does overcoming a problem make us grow?

We learn in Clan’

This program is part of the ‘Aprendemos en Clan’ project and was born as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic to disseminate the main subjects for students between 6 and 10 years of age in an entertaining way. It is prepared in collaboration with the Ministry of Education and Vocational Training and its objective is to be useful, in an innovative way, to educational communities and families.

‘Aprendemos en Clan’ is broadcast from Monday to Thursday on the RTVE children’s channel. Now, it is expanded with ‘We learn in Clan. The debate’. The collaboration between both institutions has been decisive for this educational television program to complete its offer with episodes aimed especially at schoolchildren aged 10 to 12. They are recorded debates in Early Childhood and Primary Education centers in which teachers and students previously work on content related to the chosen topics, facilitating the involvement of students and the progress of their learning.

‘We learn in Clan. El debate’, directed by the journalist María José Malia, with Ana Ruíz at the helm of the executive production, is a RTVE production in collaboration with the production company Patito.

Does overcoming a problem make us grow? – Clan TV – RTVE.es