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Four principles for teachers to heal the world

In an article from the beginning of this year, Thom Markham suggests healing the world one classroom at a time through a set of four principles to which every teacher could adhere.

With commitment to character, to being a global teacher, to educational innovation, and to a personal mission, he believes that teacher could begin to “help all children move from the dominant win-lose mentality to cooperation—to sustain from compete.”

Is this sufficient? Do you agree with Markham’s principles? What would these principles look like in a language classroom? Please comment below with your responses!

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About clwoelk

Cheryl Woelk is coordinator of Language for Peace and specializes in language and peace education in multicultural contexts. She holds an MA in Education and a graduate certificate in Peacebuilding from Eastern Mennonite University in Virginia, USA. Cheryl currently lives in Saskatchewan, Canada with her spouse and son.

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Cheryl Woelk is coordinator of Language for Peace and specializes in language and peace education in multicultural contexts. She holds an MA in Education and a graduate certificate in Peacebuilding from Eastern Mennonite University in Virginia, USA. Cheryl currently lives in Saskatchewan, Canada with her spouse and son.

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