I learned really cool and new información about using popsicle sticks... And also how to be mindful.... The last one has been one of the most interesting concepts I hace learned and want to apply in my life and classroom
I learned how to develop a class since the easisest to the complex one of these days one student had to come to extra clases because he got low grades so I prepared a PDP lesson and I saw him developing the topic well he learned three words ; wothless, city man, ferry man I perceived this learning because after being wiht Mary and the trainers I can appreciate how my students learned, THANKS A LOT TEACHERS FROM CENTRO ESPIRAL MANA YOU HELPED GROW AS TEACHER AND HUMAN BEING
I learned that if I want successful students in my classroom my first step as a teacher must be to make them feel .how much I care and understand their needs and fears as students.
I learnt and received a lot from Mary, Centro Espiral MANA, El Invu and Costa Rica: Love, hope, vision, pieces of advice, great food, and lots of reasons to be happy and thankful for the job we all do. I think we will never forget those wonderful moments in our classrooms, bedrooms, kitchen, bathrooms, and all the places we had the chance of visiting. Thanks a lot dear Mary! God bless you and all the wonderful human beings who work with you!!!
Sorry, I was so excited remembering such beautiful moments in Costa Rica that I forgot to mention what I have done with what I learned there: I have been able to change my way felling, thinking and acting with the people around me, I have learnt to prepare and give workshops and plenaries in my country and outside my country with a new humanistic and developmental approach and I have applied compassion in most of my daily activities with all the people around me, and one of the most important things is that wherever I go, Costa Rica is always onmy mind and in my presentations as an example of Love and Compassion!!!
I have practiced three strategies you and your team taught me: CCQs, use my right hand to organize group work, and, listening. Hard to achieve, but I am not giving up.
Thanks for being willing to share your thoughts and experiences with us!