Looking for more resources on social justice in language teaching? Check out the Social Justice Warriors webpage and the library of resources they have on advocacy, anti-racist classrooms, multilingualism, and other topics. Leave a comment with your recommended link! Source: Social Justice Warriors.Language Educators.Stop the Deficit.
This free resource for teachers and trainers of conflict styles provides a 3 minute visual introduction to concepts underlying conflict styles. Source: Intro to Conflict Styles | Global Campaign for Peace Education
At Language for Peace, our work is rooted in the belief that learning language has the potential to be an act of peacebuilding. But is it always? When is it not? The case of indigenous language learning in Canada, a colonial nation with a horrific history of linguicide of indigenous languages, is a complex one. Learning indigenous languages outside … Continue reading
The TESOL Teacher of the Year shares some fun, interactive activities for your students—of any level—to get to know one another and use language meaningfully. Source: Creating a Classroom Community: 5 First Day Activities for ELLs | TESOL Blog
This peace studies glossary was developed by Joanie Connors. Peace Studies’ courses are challenging to students who have been brought up with limited worldviews and right/wrong thinking. Glossaries are important for students of varying backgrounds to be on the same page in studying any subject, but they are especially needed for courses that challenge status … Continue reading
This article gets to the point about our need for multilingual education now more than ever! http://www.aljazeera.com/amp/indepth/opinion/2016/10/multilingualism-speaking-language-diversity-161006132117067.html
Want to find a film for discussing intercultural issues or observing intercultural communication? With contributions from members of TESOL’s Intercultural Communication Interest Section, Jeremy Slagoski has compiled this excellent playlist of trailers of films related to intercultural communication. From a peace education perspective, it could be interesting to notice how people of different cultures speak to each other, … Continue reading
How do you deal with the frustrations and annoyances that come with navigating intercultural contexts? In the article Culture Shock: How to Snap Out of It, Kris Acheson-Clair, who has a PhD in Intercultural Communication and grew up as a “Third Culture Kid” shows that no matter how frequently we move between cultures in our language learning and teaching, we will still experience elements of culture shock. Continue reading
What stories have you heard that have transformed your life? This is a fundamental question underlying the StoryCorps project. With the mission “to preserve and share humanity’s stories in order to build connections between people and create a more just and compassionate world,” the project invites people from all over the United States to share their stories. Continue reading
The Restorative Justice in Education (RJE) Academy is taking place June 27-28, 2016 at Eastern Mennonite University, Harrisonburg, Virginia, USA. Check out details and registration here.