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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

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?

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

International Day of Peace Classroom Materials

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

Storytelling for Peacebuilding

In my internet research wanderings, I came across an interesting, albeit a few year old blog post on the Desmond Tutu Peace Foundation website. In the post, “Using Stories to Build Peace: An Experience of a Lifetime,” Edward Chinhanhu recounts his experience presenting at the Storytelling for Peacebuilding Workshop at the Royal Bafokeng Institute in Thailand in … Continue reading

Peace education course: A fictional journey through the Mediterranean

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

“The World Is As Big Or Small As You Make It”

In November we highlighted a virtual exchange program called Soliya that connected college students from different religious and cultural backgrounds, promoting peace and dialogue. The program was really interesting to me, and exciting, because it showed how much technology allows us to create connections that might never have been made otherwise. However, noticing that it was … Continue reading

Montessori’s 10 Ways to Promote Peace in Your Classroom

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

The Student Voices Project: Students respond to Peace, Conflict and Justice issues

The Friends Journal, a publication produced by the Friends Publishing Corporation, an independent Quaker nonprofit organization, recently released its 2nd annual Student Voices Project this April. The themes of the project this year were Peace, Conflict and Justice. How might something like the Students Voices Project look in your classroom and context? Continue reading

Using “Activators” for Language Learning

Educators are always looking for practical ideas for livening up a class and engaging learners. These ideas, however, do not always need to be complex or even unique. Even a new spin on familiar tools, or asking the right question can do the trick. Continue reading

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