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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.
clwoelk has written 140 posts for Language for Peace Forum

Films for Exploring Intercultural Communication

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

Dealing with Culture Shock

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

Changing the World, One Story at a Time

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

Learn about Restorative Justice in Education – June 27-28

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.
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International Essay Contest for Young People

We live in a world with many complex problems, both local and global. What kind of education and learning would help us address these challenges and create a sustainable world and a better life for all? Describe your concrete ideas for an ideal education. Continue reading

Teachers as Leaders Who Engage, Inspire and Embolden

Connecting authentically with learners, enlarging the context of language learning, and cultivating a culture that promotes courage in the classroom are keys to creating an environment for successful language learning and peace education. Continue reading

Listening Practice with World Peace Library

Check out the World Peace Library‘s over 300 audio recordings of inspirational stories and lectures. Global peacebuilders, social change leaders, scientists, Indigenous elders and spiritual mentors share their insights on various peace topics ranging from inner peace to international peacebuilding. How might you use these materials in your class?

Free Webinar Feb. 16: Integrating International Students into U.S Communities

On Tuesday, Global Ties Akron and the University of Akron Student Fulbright Association are featured on a national webinar hosted by the American Council on Education and Global Ties US. Language learning is a key aspect of the international student community, whether that’s in a particular intensive English program with the purpose of preparing for further studies … Continue reading

Creating Space for Peace with Brain Breaks and Focused-Attention Practices

One part of peace education is creating a classroom environment in which students can experience a peaceful space. In the often high-stakes world of language learning, testing, and curriculum goals, it can be a challenge to integrate opportunities for this. Continue reading

Peace Education: International Perspectives

Bringing together the voices of scholars and practitioners on challenges and possibilities of implementing peace education in diverse global sites, this book addresses key questions for students seeking to deepen their understanding of the field. The book not only highlights ground-breaking and rich qualitative studies from around the globe, but also analyses the limits and … Continue reading

Contributing Author

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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