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Social Justice in Language Education Resources

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.

Intro to Conflict Styles

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

Language Learning as Peacebuilding? Not always

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

Creating a Classroom Community: 5 First Day Activities for ELLs

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

Peace Studies Glossary | Global Campaign for Peace Education

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

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

Book Review: Teaching Fairly in an Unfair World

Teaching Fairly in an Unfair World by Kathleen Gould Lundy As a classroom teacher, I was always on the lookout for resources that would help me connect what we were doing in school to students’ lives. One of the most helpful resources was a book called Teaching Fairly in an Unfair World by Canadian author Kathleen … 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

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