- About Centro Espiral Mana
- 10th Anniversary Celebration
- Our philosophies of Learning
- Our stories
- Learning to Teach and Growing as a Teacher
- Growing as a Teacher Educator
- Relationship-based Classroom Management: Compassionate Communication and emotional for Educators
- Community English program
- Alumni portfolios, blogs and websites
- Fun things to do in our area
- Hotels we recommend in Costa Rica
- Learn Spanish and/or Teach English near the beach!
- Help for Roger and Nico
- Resources for TESOL Cert course
Raj Gill is the Director of Prosperity Circles Coaching International in BC Canada. She is a trainer certified by the International Centre for Nonviolent Communication, a published author www.nvctoolkit.org and founding member of Freedom Project Canada. Raj is an Inclusive Travel Guide who has been helping to develop and lead Inclusive Leadership Adventures since 2002. Raj provides coaching and mentoring and offers Compassionate Communication and Emotional Intelligence trainings in a wide variety of settings such as schools, prisons, Community Colleges and non-profit societies. Two of Raj’s role models are Mahatma Gandhi and Martin Luther King. She is a strong believer in the power of human connection and compassion for resolving conflict and creating Universal success. Raj enjoys working with people co-creating a motivational and supportive environment for managing the human aspect of growth and development.
Sue Leidl lives and works in Northern Minnesota. She is a licensed social worker and registered nurse, Sue has taught conflict resolution skills for nearly twenty years and currently teaches children to teach peace-making skills. In 1997 she was a recipient the McKnight Foundation Award in Human Service for her innovative work in designing such programs for elementary students and in 1998 received an Outstanding Service Award from the Northwest Minnesota Foundation. She has initiated Cooperative Life Skills programs in the Bemidji schools and was a primary creator of the successful STAR (Students Teaching Attitudes of Respect) program for 6th and 7th graders. www.peacemakerresources.org
Mary Scholl, a graduate of the School for International Training, runs Centro Espiral Mana. She has been teaching and working with teacher education for over 20 years. She has also been studying and practicing mindfulness for 20 years and Compassionate Communication for 3 years. She has lived and taught in both public and private settings on three continents and has worked on teacher development programs in the U.S., Japan, and Brazil. She has also worked with institutional change as the on-site coordinator for a school change project in Rio de Janeiro. Ms. Scholl is particularly interested in reflective practice, leadership within the classroom, the role of creativity and compassion in language learning, the potential that descriptive, non-evaluative feedback has to promote effective growth and change in a teacher’s practice.