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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

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

Responsive Classrooms

A bit of a newcomer to the realm of education theory, philosophy and curriculum, as I continue doing research in those areas, I have found myself ‘discovering’ for the first time teaching styles that spark my imagination. Some philosophies are more realistic than others, and some work better for certain age groups over others. Since … Continue reading

Webinars from the Zehr Institute for Restorative Justice

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

What Teachers Need to Know about Critical Thinking Vs Creative Thinking

Both creative thinking and critical thinking are important in education. Peace education and language acquisition literature refers frequently to each. But what exactly are these ways of thinking and how do they contribute to learning language and peace? Continue reading

“Is This Working?”: A Critical Look at Classroom Discipline

“When it comes to disciplining young people, teachers are winging it,” discovers the radio talk show This American Life in their episode called ‘Is This Working?’ aired last fall. The show takes a critical look at classroom discipline in schools across the United States, revealing a deep lack of training and knowledge of recent tools among teachers and administrators who struggle to deal with student misbehaviour. Continue reading

Foreign Language Teaching Methods: Online Professional Development

Some of us who are interested in language teaching and peace are specifically educated in those fields and have received adequate training and done much study of those topics. But some of us, like myself, are just taking first steps into teaching and may or may have not studied language teaching extensively. As teachers that … Continue reading

Peace Education and Conflict Transformation from the Berghof Foundation

The Berghof Foundation’s Peace Education and Conflict Transformation is an excellent resource for those looking to integrate peace and conflict transformation principles into their education practice and is available in English and German. Effectively summarising the broad range of types of peace education programs, the article also included several case studies of different peace education … Continue reading

Teaching for a Better World: Global Issues and Language Education

A few weeks ago, we posted a very helpful and detailed text/manual for implementing Global Education that as I read through it, kept exciting me with its possibilities of integration with a language learning course. What exactly that integration might look like, I wasn’t sure, but it seemed very possible, and in fact lent itself particularly well towards incorporation with learning a language. I wanted to learn more about what that might look like, and found something that encouraged me deeply Continue reading

Educating Youth for Global Competence

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!

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