Here is a useful resource for those of us who are English language instructors and would like to introduce the different ways that English is spoken around the world in our classrooms. This list is by no mean comprehensive in the least, but it is a small smattering of the different types of voices speaking … Continue reading
Today is International Day of Peace! If you’re like me, you can spend copious amount of time reading about peace building and then start to wonder, “But how can I get started actually doing things that help my students put these things into practice? how can I move my students and myself from receiving information and talking … Continue reading
The Center for Cooperative Principals have created a useful education resource packet for the upcoming International Day of Peace on September 21, 2015. Something I found helpful for those of us who are a little newer to peace education, was the detailed discussion about creating a culture of peace and educating toward that. It is … Continue reading
I’ll admit it; I’m a book nerd. I studied English literature in college and grew up being read to and reading hundreds of books. Because of this, I know that I have been shaped by what I have read. It occurred to me recently that cultural stories and values are perpetuated in literature. This is … Continue reading
Linguapax has a detailed peace education course available in pdf. form that focuses on building peace through engagement with issues relating to language in the Mediterranean region. The course, “Let’s Build Peace in the Mediterranean through Languages”, is available for use in a variety of languages: Catalan, English, Spanish, French, and Arabic. Continue reading
Active Listening is a well-known concept in the peacebuilding field, and one that Peace Scholar Chris Spies delves into quite extensively in some of his published articles and in an excellent blog post entitled Listening Deeper and Deeper! His Five-Level Listening focuses on five body parts and corresponding listening practices that are illustrated by each … Continue reading
Montessori is a well-known name in the educational community for alternative schooling, and often includes themes of peace in its curriculum and educational theory. I appreciated the practicality of this list and the additional list of potentially helpful resources at the bottom as well. Continue reading
Educating for Global Competence: Preparing Our Youth to Engage the World is a curriculum resource for teachers put out by the Asia Society. Many of the key points overlap with both peace education and the role of language learning. Check it out!
Looking to include more aspects of global citizenship in your classes this year? This collection of links is a good place to start. Continue reading
Mennonite Central Committee has put out a resource for teachers for Canada’s Remembrance Day. Materials could be adapted to other contexts as well. Download for free at http://resources.mennonitechurch.ca/ResourceView/43/17298.