A Powerful Parent Lesson Plan: Kahlil Gibran Parenting Poem
This parent lesson plan is for every parent, every guardian, every child, and every family. For building empathy and understanding alongside our children. Ages 2 & Up. All through a powerful poem from Kahlil Gibran: On Children. Let’s remind ourselves and one another of this critical lesson as we engage with Global Learning Journeys.
1) Reflect on a time in your life where you felt like you were “alongside” someone. Once you have this moment or image in your mind, read the below Kahlil Gibran poem from poets.org.
2) RECOGNIZE WONDER & ASSUMPTIONS
Write down or discuss what you notice in yourself after you read this poem by Kahlil Gibran. What do you notice? What do you wonder? Any assumptions you had about yourself or your family that you might want to further explore after reading?
3) DEEPEN THE CONVERSATION
Discuss what you are noticing and wondering about. As you do, you may find the story of Lam, Suci, or Divine to be a powerful complement to bring in another perspective to your conversation. (Use the search bar above to find more of the stories focused on each person!)
4) LOVE LEARNING FOR LIFE AS A FAMILY
Share something that resonates deeply with you from your parent lesson experience today with everyone in your family. Share how you will strive to bring a lesson you learned today into your everyday life with your family. Ask everyone to share ways to hold one another accountable in a kind, compassionate way.
We are lifelong learners, educators & storytellers weaving together authentic human stories that we wish we had as kids.
Why? Without curiosity before judgment, our ability to see one another as unique, whole, beautiful humans starts to tangle.
This leads to knots within and between us.
Knots that lead us to treat other humans and our planet in a way that is not kind and compassionate.
Better World Ed’s real life human stories help us untangle these knots and reweave community. Stories to bring humanity into education.
We believe deeply that every single challenge we face is indeed addressable.
If and when we reweave.
READY TO DIVE DEEPER BEYOND THIS PARENT LESSON?
Each story and parent lesson we create weaves math, literacy, empathy, wonder, global awareness, and cultural understanding together through:
WORDLESS VIDEOS about unique humans all over the world. Teach and learn curiosity before judgment at every age.
Lifelong wonder. Deep belonging.
HUMAN STORIES & QUESTIONS from our new friends in the wordless videos. Weave empathy, math, literacy & belonging.
Meaningful understanding. Language inclusive.
PARENT LESSON & TEACHER LESSON PLANS weave the videos & stories with relevant academics. Activities, art, movement, play & more.
Compassion conversations. Creative collaboration.
Real life human stories to help us grow our awareness, curiosity, empathy, and compassion.
Creativity, critical thinking, collaboration, and connection.
For LIFE. Early Childhood, K-12 & Adults.
REAL LIFE STORIES TO LOVE LEARNING FOR LIFE
To seek diverse perspectives. Challenge assumptions. Confront bias. Suspend judgment. Celebrate questions.
To embrace our emotions wholly.
To revel in our complex, beautiful differences.
To see one another. To understand each other.
To bring humanity into the classroom. Into our homeschooling.
To bring humanity into education.
Global and inner immersion to love learning about self, others, and our world.
To learn to love self, others, and our world.
HUMANIZING LEARNING CONTENT FOR YOU(TH)
Education for our shared humanity.
For our heart, mind, body, and soul.
For healing, unity, and living with ubuntu.
Purpose. Meaning. Dignity. Belonging.
Global stories to become mindful humans untangling the knots within and between us. To reweave the fabric of community.
Real stories to reweave humanity into education.
To Be WE.