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Front Of Class How Tourette Syndrome Made Me The Teacher I Never Had

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Al frente de la claseEl siguiente trabajo consiste en un análisis de la película "Front of class. How Tourette Syndrome made me the teacher I never had", en español "Al frente de la clase". Dirigido por Peter Warner y protagonizada por Jimmy Wolk, Treat Williams, Dominic Scott Kay, Sarah Drew, Kathleen York, Joe Chrest y Patricia Heaton. País de origen: Estados Unidos; se caracteriza por ser una película de género dramático; año en el que se estreno fue en el 2008.La película está basada en la verdadera historia de Brad Cohen quien padece de una enfermedad que desafía las probabilidades de convertirse en maestro. Durante su niñez, maestros y adultos creen que los tics del niño son llamadas de atención debido a los problemas familiares que tienen sus padres. Como consecuencia es víctima de insultos, apodos, agresiones, discriminación y regaños. Debido a estos tratos Brad odia ir a la escuela. Tras citas con distintos médicos y sin encontrar ninguna respuesta acerca de su enfermedad, su madre comienza una investigación acerca del comportamiento involuntario de su hijo. Descubre que padece de Síndrome de Tourette, una enfermedad muy poco conocida y con la desgracia de no tener cura. Transmite inmediatamente esto al director de la escuela quien actúa rápidamente para poner fin a las burlas con las que el alumno padece a diario. Cree conveniente poner al tanto de la situación a todos los alumnos y maestros de la escuela. Después de un concierto de música, el Director le pide a Brad que suba al estrado para hablar acerca de su enfermedad y de esa manera educar a los profesores sobre este síndrome. Esta acción ayuda a Brad a ser mejor comprendido y aceptado por todos.Es una historia que termina con un final feliz cuando el protagonista es aceptado a trabajar en una escuela para alumnos de segundo grado, nivel primario. Su mayor logro fue sentir que fue aceptado por sus propios alumnos sin prejuicios ni burlas. El es una persona capaz de lograr lo que se propone sin dejar de luchar por su sueño de convertirse en un excelente maestro.El maestro Cohen siempre menciona que su mejor maestro es su enfermedad, quien le enseñó a perserverar en la vida y a no darse por vencido. Su lema es "Está bien ser diferente", el argumenta que más allá de que el alumno sea normal o no, todos tienen derecho a aprender.Analisis de la película "Al frente de la clase"En el comienzo de la película se ve claramente como el protagonista Brad Cohen es excluido social y escolarmente por no poder evitar los tics causados por el Síndrome de Tourette. El niño narra su experiencia en la escuela y el entorno que lo rodea, lo cual hace difícil su convivencia en el aula. El modelo que se identifica en la primera escena de la...

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