By Peggy Sia This quick and easy lesson, Building Community, was designed to motivate and teach my students about mindful acts of kindness. It was a modified activity that was inspired by other teachers. Throughout my preparation and our countdown to the big day, I awaited with anticipation, for my students’ “big aha” moment. Unexpectedly, […]
This is a documentary that tells a powerful story of what one remarkable elementary school in Little Rock, Arkansas was doing to deal with violence. It is an amazing testament to the goodness of human beings.
How can our schools reduce violence and better protect our students?
What curriculum, pedagogies, relationships, and structural organisation in educational settings constitute effective peacekeeping, peacemaking, peace-building? What is the impact of this on peace for individuals and communities at local, national and global levels?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A peace education exercise combining insights into different types of violence with the transformative experience of interaction.