Teacher Workshops

After six years of hard work, planning, raising funds and communication from abroad the dream of holding professional development workshops for Guatemalan teachers by Guatemalan teachers has become a reality!

Integrating the Arts

  • Incorporating music, drama, and movement in the classroom

  • Painting murals

  • Fostering an appreciation for the Mayan culture

Brain Based Research

  • "Brain Gym"

  • Using sensory integration

  • Addressing different learning styles

  • Teaching Strategies

  • Utilizing stations and centers

  • Collaborative learning

  • Hands-On Learning

  • Reflections

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Collaborative Learning

core principles we employ in the classroom & share with Guatemalan schools...



Who is your favorite teacher? What teacher has influenced your life? What if you had the chance to tell the world how incredible that teacher was? In celebration of Teacher Appreciation month you have a chance!! By sharing your thanks publicly you could also make a difference in another teacher’s life. Donate a bit and you can strengthen education in Guatemala! We are a nonprofit group raising money to provide teaching materials and professional workshops for our teacher friends in Guatemala.

1. Go to www.icanleap.org. Click “PayPal Donate”.

2. Donate $1, $5, $10 or more to LEAP.

3. Now you can go to www.icanleap.org and click on the “Thank-A-Teacher” link.

4. Here is your change to fill out the information and leave your THANKS to a special teacher who made a difference to you.

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