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Flabbergasted by Forgiveness

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.

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Becoming a Good Teacher

“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

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A Convocation Catalyst in Antigua

“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,

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Fulfilling Dreams in the Coldest Capital City

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

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On the Other Side of the World

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

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