The teacher Mary successful * applying the significant experience that transformed into classroom practices and strengthened the school environment, brought her first to Bogota. She was exhibiting his experience in the national forum of education representing the Department of Chocó. In addition represents the resilience of one of the areas most affected by the armed conflict in recent years in Colombia.
With the help of the program With peace we learn more, Mary learned to practice the strategy of horizontal dialogue that breaks with the imposing hierarchies enabling the integration and the generation of agreements through dialogue. "We established covenants as: greet, respect to adults and listen, now my kids have a sense of belonging, caring for your salon and appreciate their environment".
Mary said that love was his secret weapon. "I stole them from the emotional side, I stole them fondly and so respect me and respect the Covenants of the classroom that we build together; "in addition, love me and me sobreprotegen".
Alvaro Pulido, representative of the MEN, with these words described the teacher: "she is a hero of the fatherland, an example that shows the human which is education, which can transform people and consciences".
* the names have been changed to protect the identity and safety of persons.