Poet Mariposa introduces herself and sings/ translates the song “Tears of the Tiger”.
“TEARS OF THE TIGER”
Poet Mariposa performs her poem based on the song.
THE I AM METAPHOR EXERCISE
Mariposa proposes a metaphor exercise for inspiring creativity and pride of self in classes.
CONNECTING TO COMMUNITY/ "MY SAD SELF"- GINSBERG
Poet Mariposa reads Alan Ginsberg and her own writing as examples of how students can write with pride about the communities they come from.
WHO AM I?
Poet and special-education teacher Mariposa proposes the “Who Am I?” exercise.
PAPOLETTO READING & DISCUSSION
Mariposa’s contemporary, Papoletto, reads some of his work and fields questions about teaching poetry.
Mariposa sings the “El Spanglish National Anthem”
OUR RESPONSIBILITY IS TO THE YOUTH
Mariposa speaks about being the change she wants to see in the world.