Trying to describe Empathy

Trying to describe Empathy

i Oct 20th No Comments by
Here’s actor Mark Ruffalo trying to teach a Sesame Street Muppet named Murray about a very big word: Empathy


Reading, writing, arithmetic and PEACE

i Aug 21st No Comments by
Peacebuilding is a learned skill just like reading and arithmetic. Educators and Ceeds of Peace founders Maya Soetoro-Ng and Kerrie Urosevich illustrate how peacebuilding can be taught to young children and eventually bring lasting social change to the world.


Teaching Critical Thinking for Social Justice

i Aug 15th No Comments by
How can teachers help their students develop critical thinking skills and contribute to social justice and transformation? David Ragland, philosophy of peace education expert and Visiting Professor at Univ for Peace, Costa Rica, discusses teaching critical thinking and how teachers can help students engage in social justice and social transformation.


Educating for Peace: The Essence of Montessori

i Aug 3rd No Comments by

This is a short presentation on the American Montessori Society’s Peace curriculum.

“Living Peace: Let’s Bridge” Project

i Aug 2nd No Comments by

For more information and  to access the project booklets visit the following links:

Peace Education for Social Change – Using the Circle of Praxis

i Jul 17th 1 Comment by
Michael Klein, Ed.D., faculty at University of St. Tomas, Saint Paul, MN, discusses how education can change the world through a peace pedagogy utilizing the Circle of Praxis. The Circle of Praxis, as described by Klein, is outlined in this video as a method for peace educators to fuse theory and action to address injustice and oppression.


What Children Teach Us About Peace

i Jul 17th No Comments by
John Hunter, creator of the World Peace Game, shares his thoughts about peace education and how Maria Montessori’s ideals of the prepared environment and following the child can lead to new discoveries for students and educators alike.
Peace education is a vital component of the Montessori curriculum. The teaching of peace and global citizenship can transform a child’s life and lead them to a more fulfilling world view.


Blind Social Experiment – I trust you, do you trust me?

i Jul 17th No Comments by
Humans are naturally programmed to distrust strangers, especially where touching is concerned. Therefore, one man’s intention to give out hugs to strangers was unique enough to prompt the growing crowd to be suspicious. Warily, they watched as he offered free hugs. Could they trust this stranger and his intentions? Was he just playing a prank? As the first woman approached and hugged the blindfolded man, the crowd’s mixed feelings and reactions dissipated as others followed her lead. Some gave brief hugs; others clung to him as if greeting a long-lost friend. Regardless of the length of touch, giving each other a hug created an environment for the power of connection and trust.


The Liberators:

Global Citizenship in the Classroom

i Jul 14th No Comments by
Jenny Buccos is an agent of global citizenship who was recognized as a 2012 White House Champion of Change. Her talk shares her passion about educating primary and secondary school students about global cultures and histories by the use of multimedia.



The Power of Respect in Peace Education

i Jul 14th No Comments by
Matt Meyer is a New York City-based educator, activist, and author, and is coordinator of the War Resisters International Africa Support Network. In this clip, he discusses the power of respect in education, especially peace education.