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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

Student Centered Instructional Methods

Originally posted on An Ethical Island:
I’m a teacher. Now what do I do? There are several ways to engage learners in the classroom. Here are a few ideas if you get stuck. Additional resources: http://people.uwplatt.edu/~steck/Petrina%20Text/Chapter%204.pdf http://teaching.uncc.edu/learning-resources/articles-books/best-practice/instructional-methods/150-teaching-methods https://www.csn.edu/pages/2359.asp http://www1.appstate.edu/~wertsmg/teachmeth.htm ~Mia

Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) Course

I am currently enrolled in one of the free online courses offered by EVO that started the second week in January. The focus is on Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL), with special attention being given to using technology to help achieve both content and language proficiency goals. I am fascinated by the idea of … Continue reading

Language and Belonging

Last Fall I was invited by the editor of the Brethren in Christ journal for the practice of reconciliation, Shalom!, to write an article on the theme of Belonging. I chose to focus on language, and the following is the article as it appears in the Fall 2015 issue of Shalom!. I loved the opportunity to … Continue reading

Language That Can Change Lives

Just a few days ago I was part of a book club with a group of young teachers. Over the past few years I have worked as a learning support facilitator in their classrooms and developed valuable friendships with them. I admire them for working hard alongside their students in creating safe and inspiring learning environments. Our discussion focused … Continue reading

Classroom Management and Alternative to the Stoplight method

Jen Bradley’s blog beyondthestoplight.com looks at ways to do classroom management and check behavior in the classroom that do not include shaming students into good behavior. The Stoplight method is the one focused on here (the moving of a student’s name from green to yellow to red on a prominently displayed stoplight to indicate their … Continue reading

Teachers as Learners: 6 Great Professional Development Ideas

Just like the differentiated lessons taught to meet students’ individual needs, teachers must learn strategies in PD arranged for their individual needs. If you’re interested in developing your knowledge and skill as a peace practitioner in your classroom, these six ideas for PD will help you get there. A key is that they require engaging … Continue reading

ESL Resource: News Stories for Beginner- Late Intermediate Levels

I wanted to share an online resource for ESL/EFL that is useful for those of us who have struggled with finding material to fit many different levels within a single class body. Newsela is a website that has news and stories of interest geared at 2-6th grade reading levels. Simply sign up for a free-for-30-days … Continue reading

Making Peace with a Praying Mantis: [Teacher Interview]

As we strive to learn from each other about ways to connect language instruction, peace, and mission, let’s share our personal experiences with one another! Here is an interview with a fellow Messiah College graduate, Kinley Zook, who I reconnected with at Mennonite World Conference this year. She has spent time teaching English in Laos … Continue reading

Christians in English Language Teaching International Conference

Next year, the 2016 Christians in Language Teaching International Conference will be held in Seoul, South Korea, from June 24-25th. They are still taking early proposals for presentations until November 30th of this year! If you have an idea in the works, consider submitting a proposal. You can read more about the theme of Collaboration in … Continue reading

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