Teacher Development Costa Rica

Teacher Development Costa Rica

This is a space for anyone connected with Centro Espiral Mana in El INVU de P***s Blancas and the work that we do. Our main interest is our students' learning.

Many of us have taken or taught the SIT TESOL Certificate course.


Free English classes for teachers in San Ramon - Today through Jan 31 in the afternoons, from 12:30 - 5pm. Three graduate students from the School For International Training are teaching for their practicum. If you are interested in developing your English speaking or pronunciation skills...or, if you are a teacher and are interested in getting ideas to use in your own teaching, come to "La Universidad de San Jose in San Ramon.

Classes FREE of charge. You may start tomorrow. For more information call Emma at 8-836-9099, or just come to the University of San Jose at 12:00. Welcome!


I want to share the sad news that our trainer Emma Torres' 26 year old son, Faruk Muhti, died this morning after an admirable fight against cancer. He was a gentle, brave, intelligent, creative and loving young man who took after Emma in so many ways. Rest in Peace Faruk. You are loved, admired and blessed and missed. We will celebrate you and your beautiful life and Emma, we hold you and your family in love and light.


Centro Espiral Mana

Grateful to have been able to produce this video .. thanks to Skye for design, filming and editing!! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VECktYy6kMI

Creative, fun, engaging and life-long learning in a small school in the Heart of Costa Rica. We offer English classes for the community, a one month TESOL/TE...


A day of workshops for English Teachers!
Activities and Techniques for Active Language Learning!
Where: UNED, Ciudad Quesada
When: July 13 from 8:30 am– 4:30pm
Cost: nothing!!
We would love to have you with us for the day!
contact: [email protected]


What excites you about being in the classroom?


What is something cool you did or want to do in class this week?


So what is one of the most important things you have learned about teaching and learning? Where did you learn it?


Carla, the group singing...was a moment of community greatness! What other moments did you really like? I really enjoyed Manuel's observation hand gestures, to make sure he got everything! His notetaking skills were awesome! Love you Manuel!


Steven, those "thank Yous" from students...do...make a difference! Priscilla, that "Pass the Face" warm up was hilarious! I loved it!


Share...an unforgettable teaching/learning moment...


Do you have a funny teaching/learning moment? No experience is too small...


I am curious about how to make the discussions come alive! Topics like the use of L1 in the classroom, the soul of learning and teaching, memories from the course.. ... it would be great to hear what you all think!! Just click on the discussions tab....


Public schools officially reopened in Haiti yesterday for the first time since the 12 Jan. earthquake that destroyed 4,000 of the country's school buildings. However, many schools will not reopen this week as officials wait for promised tents....


TED Blog: Listening to music with your whole body: Evelyn Glennie on TED.com

A wonderful lecture..very rich and so much for us to learn from and apply to language learning as well as life learning. Evelyn Glennie an amazing musician who happens to also be deaf. She shares her thoughts on how to really listen...http://blog.ted.com/2007/04/evelyn_glennie.php

blog.ted.com In this soaring demonstration, percussionist Evelyn Glennie leads the audience through an exploration of music not as notes on a page, but as an expression of the human experience. Playing with sensitivity ...


What do you feel like when you learn?


Today at El INVU...Haiti...Nicaragua...Peru...Costa Rica...Belgium...New York...Vermont...More learning and journaling...right on!


Welcome! Thanks to all of you for joining and for starting conversations and sharing information about what is happening at CEM!

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