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LESSON PLANS FOR THE 21ST CENTURY 

There is a real purpose to understanding the changing role of today's teachers and transforming ideas for contemporary lesson plans.
 

 

LESSON PLANS

by Jhon Ramirez
Teachers: Cinthia Carrasco, Tania Carrasco

 

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When I was a beginning writer, working as a student teacher in The Bronx, I formed a friendship with the writer and teacher, Jonathan Kozol, and asked if I could arrange an interview with the Brazilian writer and educator Paulo Freire, when he was in New York. One afternoon I sat down, with my editor, Margaret Hart, and Jonathan and Paulo in a public school classroom in the city. For two hours we listened to Paulo speak. He was considered a revolutionary in his country, where he was once Secretary of Education, because he was promoting adult literacy through the education of people, cultural action and inculturation for the peoples of Latin America. Paulo spoke about his book, "Pedagogy of the Oppressed", and the importance of critical thinking. It helped me understand and pursue the search for human fulfillment. What teachers need are lesson plans that are contemporary and cultural with a plan for developing critical thinkers.

 

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As a poet, I noticed when my poems are translated into Spanish, then back into English, it´s a better and more concise way to relate. Two years ago, I restarted elementary school with the first grade Honduran curriculum and a Honduran teacher. The purpose for me is to learn Spanish. I also love the food, the culture and customs, the work ethic, the spiritual connection,
I am finishing third grade, can write, read Spanish, understand it, but waiting for the gift of speaking tongues. 

What amazes me the most is how much children are learning from today's lesson plans, really starting to use our human potential, realizing that we have enormous mental capacity. The children of this generation with hearts and minds on fire, hope to solve the dilemmas facing our planet, to secure our future.

 

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One of my homework lessons:

"Escribe y decora una tarjeta de invitacion".

I created an invitation to a Quinceañera, part of the Spanish culture that I was interested in learning about. Having once worked with fifteen year old high school students, as a poetry teacher in San Francisco, I know this is a difficult, transforming, creative age for these students, and I had them in mind while researching this. I learned as much from the students as I was able to give and teach them: Adam Burtch, thoughtful artist and brilliant musician; Carla the poetry student, often depressed, but always an inspiration to write poetry; Bob Barlow, the art student who worked with my friend and artist KC Jones; Noel who taught me how to sew; Gary Sangervasi, a gifted guitar player who taught me music and helped me to write music to some of my poems to create songs. We performed together sometimes at the Sweetwater Music Hall open mic nights in Mill Valley. The day after we performed Bob Marley´s “No Woman No Cry”, we met the reggae musician Bob Marley in San Francisco.

 

I was reading Vendela Vida´s book “Girls On The Verge”. She has a chapter called “Bikinis & Tiaras: Quiceañeras”. What I got from this to help me create my Invitation was the importance and emphasis on photographs. It´s the picture perfect moment in the midst of a difficult, transforming, creative time. It´s expressed in they way they dress, accessorize and make up.

 

Today in isolation, fifteen year olds, who tend to withdraw,  need to express themselves, in poetry and photographs and drawings and music and games, their unique talents and abilities, their misunderstood ways that make real sense to them.

Writing poetry or designing the future flying car or creating photos make up a lesson plan that we can use in the classroom zooming for the next generation.


 

LESSON PLANS FOR THE 21ST CENTURY 

There is a real purpose to understanding the changing role of today's teachers and transforming ideas for contemporary lesson plans.

 

PLANES DE LECCIONES PARA EL SIGLO XXI Hay un propósito real para comprender el papel cambiante de los maestros de hoy y transformar las ideas para los planes de lecciones contemporáneos.

 

PLANES DE LECCIÓNES
por Jhon Ramirez
Maestras: Cinthia Carrasco, Tania Carrasco
 

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Como poeta, he notado que cuando mis poemas se traducen al español y luego al inglés, es una forma mejor y más concisa de relacionarme. Hace dos años, inicié la escuela primaria con el plan de estudios hondureño de primer grado y un maestro hondureño. El propósito para mí es aprender español. También me encanta la comida, la cultura y las costumbres, la ética de trabajo, la conexión espiritual.

 

Estoy terminando el tercer grado. Puedo escribir, leer español, entenderlo, pero estoy esperando el don de hablar en lenguas.

 

Lo que más me sorprende es lo mucho que los niños están aprendiendo de los planes de lecciones de hoy, realmente comenzando a usar nuestro potencial humano, dándose cuenta de que tenemos una enorme capacidad mental. Los niños de esta generación con el corazón y la mente en llamas, tienen la esperanza de resolver los dilemas que enfrenta nuestro planeta, para asegurar nuestro futuro.

 

PLANES DE LECCIONES PARA EL SIGLO XXI

Hay un propósito real para comprender el papel cambiante de los maestros de hoy y transformar las ideas para los planes de lecciones contemporáneos.

 

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