The Peaceful Classroom in Action A K 6 Activity Guide on How to Create One and How to Keep It

The Peaceful Classroom in Action will show you how to: [ create a peaceful classroom from the first day of school [ build a climate of respect [ help kids resolve conflicts [ maintain an atmosphere of peacefulness throughout the year [ ...

Author: Naomi Drew


ISBN: 1880396610

Category: Education

Page: 154

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This inspiring, practical and highly usable activity book shows how to create peaceful, productive classrooms from the first day of school. Teach students respect, acceptance and conflict resolution skills while also improving writing and language skills-important with today's emphasis on academics and accountability. The Peaceful Classroom in Action will show you how to: create a peaceful classroom from the first day of school build a climate of respect help kids resolve conflicts maintain an atmosphere of peacefulness throughout the year teach all your students, even your most difficult, how to be peacemakers improve your students' writing ability as you teach peacemaking concepts integrate literature and peacemaking build collaboration across the curriculum implement effective techniques for dealing with challenging students These simple peacemaking skills will enhance your students emotional competence and make classrooms everywhere caring and inviting places. (A companion book to "Learning the Skills of Peacemaking" by Naomi Drew) Grades K-6.

The Peaceful School

From peer mediation to talking circles , peace tables and class meetings to restorative justice forums , a variety of ... and compassionate citizens , it makes sense that we offer them opportunities to put these principles into action .

Author: Hetty Van Gurp

Publisher: Portage & Main Press

ISBN: 1553790006

Category: Education

Page: 136

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This timely book provides educators with examples of safe schools and many of the strategies safe schools use to create a culture of peace. The author proposes that lessons in peace--cooperation, respect, effective communication, celebrating diversity, expressing emotion, and conflict resolution--be incorporated into the school curriculum. The Peaceful School: Models That Work is for all educators with an interest in making schools and, ultimately, communities more peaceful.

The Win Win Classroom

A Fresh and Positive Look at Classroom Management Jane Bluestein. Agassi, Martine. ... Beane, Allan L. The Bully-Free Classroom. Minneapolis, MN: Free Spirit Publishing, ... The Peaceful Classroom in Action. Torrance, CA: Jalmar Press, ...

Author: Jane Bluestein

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 9781412958998

Category: Education

Page: 306

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Discusses ways in which teachers can prevent discipline problems and build student accountability in the classroom.

Teach Me Something Real

Naomi Drew, an internationally renowned educator, has developed an entire curriculum, K through 6, around the idea of peace in her book THE PEACEFUL CLASSROOM IN ACTION (1999). She has also written several other books on the subject of ...

Author: Dori Seider

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781462842766

Category: Education

Page: 143

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What can we do to keep not only our teaching but also our lives more deeply meaningful, vibrant, restorative and exciting? This book gives to both new and experienced teachers and learners alike a gift of power and permission to be every ounce of what you want to be with vigor and determination, courage, respect and passion as well.

Teach Like Finland 33 Simple Strategies for Joyful Classrooms

peace. In eastern Finland I visited Haapaniemi Elementary School, and the principal, Jussi Kukkola, took me on a brief tour, showing me a couple of classrooms in action. I found a remarkable sense of calm there—both teachers and ...

Author: Timothy D. Walker

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9781324001263

Category: Education

Page: 240

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Easy-to-implement classroom lessons from the world’s premier educational system. Finland shocked the world when its fifteen-year-olds scored highest on the first Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA), a set of tests touted for evaluating critical-thinking skills in math, science, and reading. That was in 2001; but even today, this tiny Nordic nation continues to amaze. How does Finnish education—with short school days, light homework loads, and little standardized testing—produce students who match the PISA scores of high-powered, stressed-out kids in Asia? When Timothy D. Walker started teaching fifth graders at a Helsinki public school, he began a search for the secrets behind the successes of Finland’s schools. Walker wrote about several of those discoveries, and his Atlantic articles on this subject became hot topics of conversation. Here, he gathers all he learned and reveals how any teacher can implement many of Finland's best practices. Remarkably, Finland is prioritizing the joy of learning in its newest core curricula and Walker carefully highlights specific strategies that support joyful K-12 classrooms and integrate seamlessly with educational standards in the United States. From incorporating brain breaks to offering a peaceful learning environment, this book pulls back the curtain on the joyful teaching practices of the world's most lauded school system. His message is simple but profound: these Finland-inspired strategies can be used in the U.S. and other countries. No educator—or parent of a school-aged child—will want to miss out on the message of joy and change conveyed in this book.

Teaching Empathy and Conflict Resolution to People with Dementia

Drew, N. (1991) The Peaceful Classroom in Action. Torrance, CA: Jalmar Press. Hühnel, I., Fölster, M., Werheid, K. and Hess, U. (2014) 'Empathic reactions of younger and older adults: No age-related decline in affective responding.

Author: Cameron Camp

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9781784507374

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 96

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The way in which dementia is understood and treated is changing, with a growing focus on the individual's experience and person-centred approaches to care. Introducing a new model of dementia care that reflects on the role of a person with dementia within a community and their relationships, this guide for professional and family caregivers demonstrates how to facilitate positive relationships for peaceful living. By understanding the cognitive and physical challenges that older adults with dementia face, caregivers can practice empathic care that affords people with dementia increased freedom of expression and independence. Included here are techniques for conflict resolution that enable people with dementia to be active and self-initiating in times of distress and disruption. Looking at the basics of respect, empathy, and mindfulness, this book also provides hands-on training for employing these virtues in practice with a number of exercises to help achieve the goal of peaceful independent living.

A Critical Inquiry Framework for K 12 Teachers

After perusing the school and public library, I created a browsing basket in our classroom library called Peace, Power, and Action. Because the students were familiar with this lingo from 1st grade, they immediately became fascinated ...

Author: JoBeth Allen

Publisher: Teachers College Press

ISBN: 9780807772300

Category: Education

Page: 207

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This dynamic book provides powerful ideas to guide pedagogy and a curriculum model for helping students connect with issues in their lives while meeting standards. Vivid portraits of K12 classrooms illustrate how teachers used a human rights framework to engage students in critical inquiry of relevant social issues, such as immigration rights, religious tolerance, racial equality, countering the effects of poverty, and respect for people with disabilities. The book shows how a group of teachers worked together to develop a critical content framework using the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. Chapters highlight lively classroom and community action projects.

Peace Education Tip V44 4

Mentors repeatedly stress that peace education is not merely a typical classroom subject. but an approach that results in a ... Evaluation The program uses an action research methodology. which involves cycles of planning. implementing.

Author: David Johnson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135470265

Category: Education

Page: 104

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First Published in 2005. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Transforming Education for Peace

Question # Category Statistically Class Results Class Results Alpha Significant on Pretest on Posttest Level Improvement? 19 Action 3.37 3.18 .264 No 20 Action 3.9 3.8 .211 No 21 Action 3.83 3.5 .039 No 22 Action 3.52 3.44 .283 No 23 ...

Author: Jing Lin

Publisher: IAP

ISBN: 9781607529903

Category: Political Science

Page: 361

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Currently, peace education remains marginalized in our education system, however, a united front can be formed and powerful paradigms can empower educators to play a critical role in peace building through scholarship, practice and activism. Indeed, educators around the world are developing effective strategies to transform education as a powerful force for global peace. The diverse array of contributors in the book demonstrate that educators as peace makers can be and have been instrumental in transforming social forces, the self and others for the construction of global peace. The book aims to broaden the educational discourse in order to make room for new visions to educate future generations for peace. Local and global efforts to build a longlasting peace are presented through the lens of education. The timeliness of peace education surely renders this book relevant to educators and the general public alike as individuals, communities, and organizations struggle to find pathways to peace in a global world. In other words, this book will interest scholars and the general public concerned about the building of global peace. The book can be source book for educators at elementary, secondary, and postsecondary institutions to explore multiple ways to conduct effective peace education at all levels of education. The book may also be used as a textbook by instructors of multicultural education, of comparative & international education, and of undergraduate and graduate peace education courses.

Militarisation and Demilitarisation in Contemporary Japan

Such activities in the classroom and production of text materials are thus part of a broader, mass-based movement for peace for many of those involved in peace education. This link between peace education and peace action goes back to ...

Author: Glenn D. Hook

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134975839

Category: Social Science

Page: 272

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The intertwined issues of Japanese `identity' and `normality' are at the centre of the tension between internal and external pressures on Japanese defence and security policies. With chapters on peace thought, the militarisation and demilitarisation of language as well as the `hard' aspects of the Japanese military build up in the 1980s and the response to the Gulf War in the 1990s, this study challenges many of the preconceived notions on Japanese defence and security policies and the policy making process in Japan.

Empowering Multiculturalism and Peacebuilding in Schools

Gursel-Bilgin (2016) examining the classroom practices of peace education in U.S. schools identified Diversity School ... respectful, and warm relationships that lead to new, shared understanding and, ultimately, action consistent with ...

Author: Polat, Soner

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781799828297

Category: Education

Page: 378

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With modern globalization and technological improvements, people from different cultural backgrounds have more opportunity to interact. These differences can be seen across various communities, from familial to organizational, so peacekeeping strategies become essential when navigating global communities. Since these various cultures collect in schools, teaching students to become peacemakers by encouraging skills that include intercultural communication, intercultural sensitivity, and intercultural competence are essential for structuring a peaceful and harmonious society. Empowering Multiculturalism and Peacebuilding in Schools is an essential research publication that provides comprehensive research on peacebuilding and multiculturalism in terms of educational organizations as well as the skills that need to be taught to students in order to promote peaceful interaction and inclusivity. Featuring a wide range of topics such as cyberbullying, restorative instruction, and intercultural education, this book is ideal for teachers, academicians, administrators, principals, professional development experts, curriculum designers, researchers, managers, and students.

Using Action Research to Foster Positive Social Values

Respectful and responsible stewardship of the school buildings , grounds , classrooms , and community It is through these practices and initiatives , then , that a peace - building curriculum can be produced for the twenty - first ...

Author: Jean Benton

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Education

ISBN: STANFORD:36105114140077

Category: Education

Page: 127

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This book provides teachers with a unique framework in which to consider classroom violence by using actual case studies and working models done through classroom research to produce more effective classrooms that foster positive social values.

Think Care Act

“I want you to make history by taking action to improve the lives of the people, plants, and animals around you. ... Harris (1999) acknowledges that having a loving, peaceful classroom is not where peace education ends.

Author: Susan Gelber Cannon

Publisher: IAP

ISBN: 9781617354281

Category: Education

Page: 247

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Committed to teaching for peace and justice, the author brings to life a teaching approach that empowers youth: • to think critically and creatively about historical, current, and future issues, • to care about classmates and neighbors as well as the global community, • to act—locally and globally—for the greater good. Think, Care, Act: Teaching for a Peaceful Future is readable, practical, conversational, and intimate. It will inspire readers to build a just and peaceful world. Think, Care, Act depicts the daily successes and struggles a peace educator undergoes in encouraging students to envision peace and gain tools to build a culture of peace. The author uses three imperatives—think, care, act—to infuse required curricula with peace, character, and multicultural concepts in daily activities throughout the year. Chapters address critical and creative thinking; media and political literacy; compassionate classroom and school climate; explorations of racism, gender issues, civil discourse, global citizenship, war, and peace; and school, community, and global social-action projects. Chapters include rationales, lesson expectations, and classroom “play-by-play.” Students’ feedback about the impact of lessons is also featured. With its combination of theory and practice Think, Care, Act is unique. It will motivate teachers, education students, and scholars to employ “think, care, act” frameworks to empower students to build a peaceful future.

Answering Terror

a Naomi , who also wrote The Peaceful Classroom in Action and Learning the Skills of Peacemaking , has worked for about 20 years in peacemaking education . Initially interested in peacemaking as a teacher who wanted to resolve conflicts ...

Author: Sharon Hoover

Publisher: Lightning Source Incorporated

ISBN: PSU:000061275287

Category: Political Science

Page: 236

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The 9/11/01 terrorist attacks prompted both an outpouring of feeling and repercussions that are still being felt around the world. Within the Quaker community, long known for its commitment to nonviolence, responses to the attacks revealed a profound diversity of thought. This anthology chronicles that discussion, challenging the reader to examine his or her own ideals of justice and responsibility in a world where violence is a brutal fact, and nonviolence is territory still being charted.

How to Be a Peaceful School

St Andrew's Catholic Primary School building community 156–7 challenges to families 148–9 coffee mornings 152 ... Declaration and Programme of Action on a Culture of Peace 60 UNICEF 202 United Nations Convention on the Rights of the ...

Author: Anna Lubelska

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9781784504243

Category: Education

Page: 224

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Peace is needed now more than ever in schools, by pupils and teachers alike. This inspiring guide provides primary, secondary and special schools with practical methods to improve pupil and teacher wellbeing, combat bullying, and promote peace both inside and outside the school gates. The founder of the Peaceful Schools Movement, Anna Lubelska, has brought together ideas and stories from teachers and charity workers to present a simple four step system for promoting positive peace in individuals, relationships, the school community and the world. It covers how to reduce stress, promote positive mental health, resolve conflict, nurture the potential of each individual, and encourage children to develop peacemaking skills and values. This holistic resource is equally beneficial for children and staff, and transforms school environments for the better.

Peace as a Global Language

Considering these facts, it is deemed to be worth investigating children's perception of peace and war through English language lessons at elementary school in Japan, especially when English is expected to be a compulsory subject for ...

Author: Hugh Palmer

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9781491799451

Category: Education

Page: 220

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This book is comprised of a collection of essays compiled by presenters who attended the annual Peace as a Global Language Conference at Rikkyo University in 2013, which took as its theme Peace and Welfare in the Local and Global Community. From civil and community conflict, media literacy and music to middle-east peacemaking, there is something here for all scholars and educators with an interest in peace studies and education.

Education for Victory

There teachers can see a classroom in action with a teacher making use of the program . In these days of restricted driving , the practice of holding some department meetings by radio has been greatly appreciated by teachers .



ISBN: WISC:89011682259

Category: Education


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Educating for Peace

Peace education is a host of overlapping values and must concern the entire school life—the curriculum, ... and to enable them to take conscious and deliberate decisions, taking into consideration the consequences of their actions.

Author: Lokanath Mishra

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781443848831

Category: Education

Page: 195

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We know that peace education helps individuals transform conflict in their own lives, understand and respect other cultures and ways of living, and treasure the Earth. Teachers of peace education encourage their students to cooperate with each other, think critically, solve problems constructively, take part in responsible decision-making, communicate clearly, and share their feelings and commitment openly. These skills and values are essential for survival in an increasingly interdependent world, where violence has become an instrument of policy. Peace education seeks to enable learners to envision a range of possibilities that could lead from a culture of war and violence to a culture of peace. One widely used method to encourage such envisioning is posing an inquiry into the characteristics of peace. Efforts are being made to educate students and teachers about non-violence and human rights via peace education programs. This book lays a foundation for students, teachers and peace educators to explore the elements necessary to create a peaceful society. Educating for Peace will help to build a peaceful, just and sustainable world for our children. Educating for Peace consists of seventeen chapters. Chapter one deals with the pro-motion of education for a peaceful society; chapter two details how to emphasise the importance of peace to children. Chapter three of this book sketches out peace education in a non-formal way, while chapter four deals with education for peace and non-violence. The following chapter clearly defines the conceptualization of peace education. Chapter six defines what exactly a culture of peace entails, while chapter seven deals with a research study on non-violence. Chapters eight and nine address pressing concerns in peace education and creating a violence-free school respectively. Chapters ten and eleven deal with the role of value education for world peace. Chapter twelve deals with pedagogical approaches and chapter thirteen defines human rights education. The remaining chapters deal with different aspects of peace education. This book is an attempt to identify and deliberate on topics that should be addressed if we are to fully establish peace education. This book is written mainly for researchers, peace educators and students.

Public School Emergency Preparedness and Crisis Management Plan

Conflict Resolution: Provide the staff with the training, curricula, and resources from the Peace Education Foundation ... Comprehensive Building Action Plans Individual schools are required to prepare annual action plans that identify ...

Author: Don Philpott

Publisher: Government Institutes

ISBN: 9781605906706

Category: Education

Page: 257

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This new book outlines programs and procedures that can be applied to any school system to address hazard mitigation and prevention, emergency preparedness and response, and recovery and restoration of school functions to an effective learning environment. It describes specific actions and assigns responsibilities and response roles to district and individual school staff emergency teams, cooperating agencies, and community response partners that have agreed to share responsibilities and resources as defined in this plan.

Imagine That

Learning The Skills of Peacemaking : Peaceful Classroom in Action : Integrating Communicating / Cooperation Resolving Conflict ( Gr . K - 8 ) Literature and Writing into the Peacemaking Process ( Gr . K - 6 ) A completely revised and ...

Author: Lane Longino Waas


ISBN: 1880396602

Category: Imagery (Psychology) in children

Page: 144

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Imagine That Awareness Through Imagery, 2nd Edition, written by Dr. Lane Longino Waas, is a simple, easy-to-use guide to help individuals (PreK-Adult) understand and develop their various intelligences in only minutes a day by using imagery. The clear, step-by-step information contained in this book includes many fresh and exciting new imagery exercises written for people of all ages. It also shows readers how to create their own imagery exercises for enhancing any area of learning.Adding to the established core of knowledge in the first edition, Dr. Waas offers readers interesting new ways to utilize personal or group imagery to enhance all the intelligences. The activities are written so that, with a few changes of wording, each one may be used with/by people of all ages. Specifically, Imagine That 2nd Edition, adds activities which relate to Howard Gardner's eighth intelligence, the Naturalist Intelligence and to Daniel Goleman's Emotional Intelligence. The edition of these two intelligences rounds out current scientific understanding about the ways we think and perceive our world. The direct relation of imaging exercises to curriculum helps readers learn these nine intelligences: -- Logical-Mathematical -- Musical -- Bodily-Kinesthetic -- Intrapersonal -- Emotional -- Verbal-Linguistic -- Visual-Spatial -- Interpersonal -- NaturalistThe activities were designed to: meet an educational or life goal, reinforce one or more of the intelligences, demonstrate imagery use in mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual applications, and most importantly to provide an enjoyable experience for both children and adults. These goals are accomplished byproviding over 50 pages of imagery exercises designed to reinforce one or more of the nine intelligences.