Five Consecutive Tuesdays
3.2 | 3.9 | 3.16 | 3.23 | 3.33
6:30 - 8:30 PM EST
Living in a less than peaceful world is a challenge that faces children and adults alike, especially as we witness the tumultuous nature of current times. As those who live and work with children, we have an opportunity to sow the seeds for a more harmonious society and develop new leaders capable of making a positive difference.
A thorough understanding of the dynamics of peace and knowing how to cultivate and sustain it in our own lives offers the hope of creating it in our communities. Creating the classroom structure and positive expectations enable the community to flourish and to hold each other accountable. Giving children the tools to handle conflict in creative, non-violent ways is a lifelong gift that ensures success, builds confidence, and offers the hope of peaceful living in a turbulent society. Helping children understand their own behavior and make positive choices enables them to grow individually and become a contributing member of the community.
Current trends in the world indicate a clear need for new and enlightened leadership that can guide us toward unity rather than division. It will take all of us working together to truly turn the tide. This course is the first in the Partners in Peace series of courses designed to cover the essential topics and strategies for implementing comprehensive peace education and conflict resolution curriculum utilizing restorative practices. In this first course, comprised of four online sessions, we will explore ways to help children understand the concept of peace in their lives, establish a true classroom community, and hold ourselves and each other responsible for being our best selves.
- Cultivating Concepts of Peace and the Skills to Sustain It
- Session One Assignment Choices:
- Cultivating a Classroom Community
- Session Two Assignment Choices:
- Cultivating Concepts of Peace and the Skills to Sustain It| Part 2
- Holding Each Other Accountable
- Session Three Assignment Choices:
- From Ballistic to Balanced: Diffusion Strategies for Out of Control Behavior