“The first year, I cried a lot. I had big problems. For me, the first year was terrible.” Such was Lumturi’s experience at her new position at an Albanian school. Though a seasoned English teacher of 25 years, she faced challenges both at home and in the classroom. Lumturi is not alone. Bumps happen along
Eighty teachers who came to the DreamMakers Conference also attended a one-day seminar for additional professional training. All of these teachers had five years or less of teaching experience. One of the elementary teachers enthusiastically shared she had already used lesson 10: “We Need Each Other” in her classroom. It is a lesson on teamwork
What did you teach my son? I can’t believe the difference in him. He has changed so much,“ the boy’s mother expressed in bewilderment. “The only thing I can attribute it to was that lesson on forgiveness,” the teacher said. Before the boy heard the lesson on forgiveness, he and his brother did not get along.
“When I was a little kid, my teacher punched me many times. So I thought I want to be a teacher, but I don’t want to be a bad teacher like her. I want to be a good teacher,” says Norma. Norma teaches high school in Guatemala City and volunteers with ISP. Her dream to
“This has changed my life.” “This curriculum is great, and we’re going to use it.” Such was the feedback from another successful ISP Convocation in Antigua, Guatemala, this past November. Of the 23 regions in Guatemala, ISP has held convocations in 21 of them. Most recently, teams traveled to Antigua and Xela, or Quetzaltenango. Skid,
Nara* brims with excitement as she holds a copy of the DreamMaker curriculum that she has taught during the last year. She was one of 220 Mongolian teachers who attended the DreamMakers-DreamBreakers conference over a year ago. For a November reunion in 2016, she brought a list of things she wanted to share. Although the
Changing Lives in Ecuador “My job is to fix kids who are broken,” said a school psychologist who attended the first ISP conference in Ecuador. Over two hundred teachers attended the conference, representing at least 5,000 students plus their families. “We saw this (conference) as a way to multiply,” says Armando, a key organizer in