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More than a new city and a conversational English class from the perspective of 1 gringa

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Positive Discipline – an experience - Blog written by Priscilla Lisboa Short term volunteer Mais Caminhos During the month of January, I worked as a volunteer for the non-profit, Mais Caminhos, where I was introduced to the term Positive Discipline. Before I go into explaining what that means and how it works, I will explain why I decided to volunteer for this project. In 2013, when I came to Rio, I was researching schools that taught Portuguese and found Casa do Caminhos. I signed up for c...

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Positive Discipline – an experience - Blog written by Priscilla Lisboa Short term volunteer Mais Caminhos During the month of January, I worked as a volunteer for the non-profit, Mais Caminhos, where I was introduced to the term Positive Discipline. Before I go into explaining what that means and how it works, I will explain why I decided to volunteer for this project. In 2013, when I came to Rio, I was researching schools that taught Portuguese and found Casa do Caminhos. I signed up for c...

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Surf, Sun, and a Whole lot of Fun! - by Janelle Sowers, Mais Caminhos volunteer From the very moment we began, hugs for everyone. There is a lot heart going into the program at Mais Caminhos and you can see it in the way everyone greets everyone when we pick of the kids. This is a short recap of first three days as a short term volunteer. Day 1: Beach Day What a great way to start off our week of activities. We also had a side project to collect recyclables for our special guest and project...

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The Incredible Achievements of Davi and His Family! - For Davi and siblings 2015 has been a fantastic year. Let’s catch up with Davi by looking back at his year in 2015 so we can look forward to his year in 2016! How do you look back at 2015? Well, when I look back to 2015 I see a year of achievements. First of all, I got into university and my first year has been very successful. I passed nine of my ten subjects. The second great achievement was getting custody over my siblings and the thi...

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My Rio - More than anything, it is the small things, the little details that fascinate me when I travel somewhere. Rio, is the constant noise. The cars joining us in our living room from one window, and from the other it is the TV or the music of the neighboor, when it is not the construction work. Rio, is that huge mess, with the worst traffic jam and the worst administration. Rio, is the beach five minutes away from your flat. To be able to relax your feet in the ocean after a long run by...

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Mais Caminhos News 5 - December 2015 Time flies. It’s time for the last update for 2015. 2015 has been a good ride for Mais Caminhos. We have had our challenges and we can look back on lots of achievements. December sees the arrival of the summer season and the start of the holiday season, with schools closing until after Carnival. The arrival of the New Year might be celebrated on 31st December, but here you could say that it really starts after Carnival. Well, not for us at Mais Caminhos ...

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Teaching Students That Do Not Exist - By Katy Chase Please imagine that you are a child growing up in a favela in Rio de Janeiro. You live in one of the many communities separated from the rest of the city. Living above the city of Rio de Janeiro, you often have inferior infrastructure, limited access to markets/doctors/post offices and typically greater prevalence of drug activity. Consider your frame of reference; what do you consider normal and appropriate behavior? How do you view autho...
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