Educational Plan

[vc_row el_class=”contener-main”][vc_column][vc_row_inner content_placement=”middle”][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_single_image image=”1143″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center” style=”vc_box_rounded”][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_column_text el_class=”history-section-1-left”]Copyright © 2018 by The Voice Inc.
All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, distributed, or transmitted in any form or by any means, including photocopying, recording, or other electronic or mechanical methods, without the prior written permission of the publisher, except in the case of brief quotations embodied in critical reviews and certain other noncommercial uses permitted by copyright law. For permission requests, write to the publisher, addressed “Attention: Permissions” at the email here:[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row el_class=”contener-main” css=”.vc_custom_1532434577105{padding-top: 20px !important;}”][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text=”Course Overview: ” font_container=”tag:h3|text_align:left” google_fonts=”font_family:Roboto%3A100%2C100italic%2C300%2C300italic%2Cregular%2Citalic%2C500%2C500italic%2C700%2C700italic%2C900%2C900italic|font_style:700%20bold%20regular%3A700%3Anormal”][vc_column_text el_class=”history-section-1-left”]Modeled after the school IEP (Individualized Educational Plan) curriculum and Inspired by the poem “They Are Singing Your Song,” Rev. Moses Sowale crafted the IESSP curriculum based on the experiences gained in working with his two boys, Ephraim and Enoch. The IESSP (Identity, Educational, Spiritual and Social Plan) is designed to help individuals claim their unique identity, discover their educational learning styles, find their unique connection with God and be reconnected to their unique person or community of belonging. Rev. Moses is the founder of The Voice Inc., the Brigade Youth Program Brockton –, the Abigail’s Women’s project –, and the pioneer priest of Grace Chapel Episcopal/ Anglican Ministry in Brockton Massachusetts. This curriculum is a direct product of his over twenty-five years experience in working with young people, women, men and their families. The curriculum will be used in the context of one-on-one life coaching and pastoral care and counseling. The overall goal of curriculum is to help users to remember and claim who they are in all of their beauty and blemishes, and will encourage them to maximize all of their potentials through strategic planning and accountability.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row el_class=”contener-main” css=”.vc_custom_1532434577105{padding-top: 20px !important;}”][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text=”The Poem: They Are Singing Your Song” font_container=”tag:h3|text_align:center” google_fonts=”font_family:Roboto%3A100%2C100italic%2C300%2C300italic%2Cregular%2Citalic%2C500%2C500italic%2C700%2C700italic%2C900%2C900italic|font_style:700%20bold%20italic%3A700%3Aitalic”][vc_column_text el_class=”history-section-1-left”]When a woman in a certain African tribe knows she is pregnant, she goes out into the wilderness with a few friends and together they pray and meditate until they hear the song of the child. They 4 recognize that every soul has its own vibration that expresses its unique flavor and purpose. When the women attune to the song, they sing it out loud. Then they return to the tribe and teach it to everyone

When the child is born, the community gathers and sings the child’s song to them. When the child enters school, the village gathers and chants the child’s song. When the child passes through the initiation to adulthood, the people again come together and sing. At the altar of marriage, the person hears their song. Finally, when it’s time for the soul to pass from this world, the family and friends gather at the person’s bed, just as they did at their birth, and they sing the person to the next life.

There is one other occasion upon which the villagers sing to the child. If, at any time during the person’s life, they commit a crime or socially aberrant act, they are called to the center of the village. There the people in the community form a circle around the person and sing their song to them.

This African tribe recognizes that the correction for antisocial behavior is not punishment; it is love and the remembrance of identity. When you recognize your own song, you have no desire or need to do anything that would hurt another.

A friend is someone who knows your song and sings it to you when you have forgotten it yourself.

Those who love you are not fooled by mistakes you have made or dark images you hold about yourself. They remember your beauty when you feel ugly; your wholeness when you are broken; your innocence when you feel guilty; and your purpose when you are confused.

Your soul has its own song. Your unique energy and purpose are expressed through your talents, passions, and visions. When you’re in touch with your joy and act upon it, your heart feels full and your life is rewarding. When you’re disconnected from your passion, you feel empty, your life is frustrating, and you wonder what you’re doing here.

Yet even when you’re distracted by the fears and troubles of the world, your song still lives inside you. Its tune is etched upon your soul more deeply than any experience could be. As you move through difficulties, detours, or setbacks, your spirit guides you from within, urging you to carry on and emerge shining. In the face of a greater challenge, your inner knowing comes forth in unprecedented power. All of your life lessons help you get back in touch with the music of your soul.

Others may try to influence you to sing their song rather than yours. If you do, you will become resentful and lose your voice. To regain it, get back in touch with your truth and act on it. Never deny your expression for another’s. You can harmonize and support someone else, but don’t do it at the expense of your own happiness.

You best serve others by reminding them of their song. Judgement, punishment, and power plays don’t correct; they only drive human beings further from their joy and aggravate pain and selfdefeating behavior. When someone is in distress or conflict, help them remember who they really are, and the will have no need to hurt others.

Authentic self-expression brings healing, release, and relief. Remember your song, and you will become magnetic and compelling … you will also find peace within yourself

Written by Alan Cohen[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row el_class=”contener-main” css=”.vc_custom_1532434577105{padding-top: 20px !important;}”][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text=”IDENTITY” google_fonts=”font_family:Roboto%3A100%2C100italic%2C300%2C300italic%2Cregular%2Citalic%2C500%2C500italic%2C700%2C700italic%2C900%2C900italic|font_style:700%20bold%20regular%3A700%3Anormal”][vc_custom_heading text=”DURATION—30-45 DAYS” font_container=”tag:h3|text_align:left” google_fonts=”font_family:Roboto%3A100%2C100italic%2C300%2C300italic%2Cregular%2Citalic%2C500%2C500italic%2C700%2C700italic%2C900%2C900italic|font_style:700%20bold%20regular%3A700%3Anormal”][vc_custom_heading text=”LESSON DESCRIPTION:” font_container=”tag:h3|text_align:left” google_fonts=”font_family:Roboto%3A100%2C100italic%2C300%2C300italic%2Cregular%2Citalic%2C500%2C500italic%2C700%2C700italic%2C900%2C900italic|font_style:700%20bold%20regular%3A700%3Anormal”][vc_column_text el_class=”history-section-1-left”]Western education tends to make people forget their natural abilities. Natural abilities are not in the school curriculum nor are they taught in the classroom. Within traditional school settings, people fall through the cracks and are often called “failures.” This lesson module critically examines western education and helps individuals to explore how to use western education to advance their natural inborn abilities, i.e., what they can do beyond the confines of traditional education. Therefore, going beyond the western education concept and discovering one’s inborn knowledge or natural abilities.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row el_class=”contener-main” css=”.vc_custom_1532434577105{padding-top: 20px !important;}”][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text=”LEARNER’S OUTCOME: ” font_container=”tag:h3|text_align:left” google_fonts=”font_family:Roboto%3A100%2C100italic%2C300%2C300italic%2Cregular%2Citalic%2C500%2C500italic%2C700%2C700italic%2C900%2C900italic|font_style:700%20bold%20regular%3A700%3Anormal”][vc_column_text el_class=”history-section-1-left”]At the end of this lesson learners will be able to:
Compare Western Education, Traditional Education, and Folk Education.
Explain how natural ability can lead to greater achievement.
Explore ways to “think outside of the box” or think creatively.
Discover their learning style.
Discover their own values, principles, or standards of behavior that are important in their life.
Identify their dreams. Their life purpose
Create a vision board that visually represents goals, aspirations, and dreams to be achieved.
Take steps to make their dreams realities.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row el_class=”contener-main” css=”.vc_custom_1532434577105{padding-top: 20px !important;}”][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text=”CONCEPTUAL UNDERSTANDING:
” font_container=”tag:h3|text_align:left” google_fonts=”font_family:Roboto%3A100%2C100italic%2C300%2C300italic%2Cregular%2Citalic%2C500%2C500italic%2C700%2C700italic%2C900%2C900italic|font_style:700%20bold%20regular%3A700%3Anormal”][vc_column_text el_class=”history-section-1-left”]Learners will understand that:
Western education is founded in European thought and the curriculum tends to focus on Western society or European subjects matters.
Cultural aspects of Third World or developing countries are often excluded from Western education curriculum.
Traditional education is usually teacher-centered and students are taught a standard curriculum in order to acquire factual based knowledge.
Traditional education has the tendency to make people forget their natural abilities.
Natural ability can lead to greater achievement.
People should be allowed to thrive in their natural abilities and not be limited to western or tradition education.
Human identity is at the core of folk education; folk education embraces the heart, mind, and body of the learner. The main purpose of education is not to teach factual knowledge.
“Thinking outside of the box” means thinking creatively, freely, and off the beaten path.
Values are principles or standards of behavior that are important in your life.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row el_class=”contener-main” css=”.vc_custom_1532434577105{padding-top: 20px !important;}”][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text=”GUIDING QUESTIONS: ” font_container=”tag:h3|text_align:left” google_fonts=”font_family:Roboto%3A100%2C100italic%2C300%2C300italic%2Cregular%2Citalic%2C500%2C500italic%2C700%2C700italic%2C900%2C900italic|font_style:700%20bold%20regular%3A700%3Anormal”][vc_column_text el_class=”history-section-1-left”]What is Western Education?
What is Traditional Education?
What are the limitations of Western and Traditional Education?
How is our own current school system failing to support the creativity and diversity we will need to face the challenges of the 21st century?
What is Folk Education?
How can natural ability lead to greater achievement?
What does it mean to “think outside of the box?”
What are values?
How can I make my dream(s) a reality?
What is my learning style?
What am I good at?
What is my inborn knowledge or talent?
What is my hobby?[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row el_class=”contener-main” css=”.vc_custom_1532434577105{padding-top: 20px !important;}”][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text=”CONTENT FOCUS: ” font_container=”tag:h3|text_align:left” google_fonts=”font_family:Roboto%3A100%2C100italic%2C300%2C300italic%2Cregular%2Citalic%2C500%2C500italic%2C700%2C700italic%2C900%2C900italic|font_style:700%20bold%20regular%3A700%3Anormal”][vc_column_text el_class=”history-section-1-left”]Western Education: Oftentimes viewed as an instrument to exploit the human
resources of Third World countries. This education system is for the highly industrialized societies where there is space enough to accommodate almost all kinds of workers. Western education is founded in the European thought. Curriculum tends to focus on Western society or European subjects matters. Cultural aspects of Third World or developing countries are often excluded from curriculum.
Traditional Education: Primarily consists of a teacher-centered instruction approach where students are matched by age and ability. All students in a classroom are taught the same material either with direct instruction, lectures, or seatwork. Students are required to memorize facts and objective information and correct knowledge is paramount. There is a single, unified curriculum for all students, regardless of ability or interest. The main objective of traditional education is high test scores, grades, and graduation.
Natural Ability: Aptitudes, talents and gifts that you are born with.
Folk Education: Education whereas human identity is at the core of education. Emphasis is in the intrinsic abilities of all individuals and a belief that education should be available to everyone.
Education should embrace heart, mind, and body. The main purpose of education is not to teach
factual knowledge. The school should be for life and the purpose of education is to respond to the
needs and struggles of common people.
“Think Outside the Box”: A phrased often used that means to think in a creative way.
Values: Principles or standards of behavior that are important in your life.
[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row el_class=”contener-main” css=”.vc_custom_1532434577105{padding-top: 20px !important;}”][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text=”LIFE SKILLS:” font_container=”tag:h3|text_align:left” google_fonts=”font_family:Roboto%3A100%2C100italic%2C300%2C300italic%2Cregular%2Citalic%2C500%2C500italic%2C700%2C700italic%2C900%2C900italic|font_style:700%20bold%20regular%3A700%3Anormal”][vc_column_text el_class=”history-section-1-left”]Discover their learning style.
Take steps to make their dreams realities.
Take advantage of western education to advance their natural ability.
Ask constructive question when engaged with western education
Think of alternative ways to learn, to create and to solve problems
Claim their natural ability as unique and be accountable for its use
Develop a problem solving mindset.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row el_class=”contener-main” css=”.vc_custom_1532434577105{padding-top: 20px !important;}”][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text=”ASSESMENT PRODUCTS: ” font_container=”tag:h3|text_align:left” google_fonts=”font_family:Roboto%3A100%2C100italic%2C300%2C300italic%2Cregular%2Citalic%2C500%2C500italic%2C700%2C700italic%2C900%2C900italic|font_style:700%20bold%20regular%3A700%3Anormal”][vc_column_text el_class=”history-section-1-left”]At the end of this lesson, learners will do their “plan” that will include a compilation of artifacts and
evidence from lesson experience.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]