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.
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
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
Check out TESOL’s 2016 EVO sessions coming soon! Topics include Classroom-Based Research for Professional Development, Flipped Learning in the ELT classroom, and Media Resources and Emotions in Teaching and Learning. Visit Electronic Village Online for more details and for registration coming in January. The five-week online classes are free of charge and available for anyone interested.
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
Every day the news from the refugee crisis has my stomach in knots. There are so many people in need and so many people needed to help that sometimes I feel overwhelmed emotionally and unsure of where I can best place my finances and skills in a way to do something small to give support. … Continue reading
Check out the webinars on restorative justice from Eastern Mennonite University’s Center for Justice and Peacebuilding. Several relate directly to educational settings, including the recent But That Teacher Doesn’t Like Me: The Importance of a Relational Pedagogy. Continue reading
Mennonite World Conference is coming July 21-26, and some of the daily activities are workshops on topics pertinent to the church and to Anabaptists particularly. As you might have guessed, we’re facilitating one of the workshops! If you are attending the conference, consider coming out to the workshop led by me and Kate Wentland on … Continue reading
Peace Boat offers language classes for passengers on board, both English and Spanish. The teachers of these classes are volunteers, and Peace Boat is accepting applications for their 88th voyage. If the idea of sailing the globe appeals to you, check out their website for more information about teaching English and Spanish on board Peace Boat. Continue reading
The work of Bible translation throughout the world has often been a great advocate for language preservation, and for empowering speakers of minority languages by helping them produce material even outside of scripture written in their mother tongues. These translation projects often lead to greater literacy and education projects in the communities where they are based as well. Though Bible translation has a different focus than language and peace education, it has many overlapping goals, and is an asset to both of those fields. Continue reading