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Volume 4 Number 7
I feel we have to approach education with the determination to affect each and every one of our students. The mentality of achieving "success" after reaching one child isn't enough.
The Essential 55 Rules - Discovering the Successful Student In Every Child...
Reclaiming Connections: Caring, Trust and Social Justice in Schools and Communities from: Center for Peaceable Schools
Civics Education More Than Just a Class from: Education Commission of the States
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Reclaiming Connections: Caring, Trust and Social Justice in Schools and Communities
Graduate program is now regionally accredited and state-approved

from: Center for Peaceable Schools

Practical solutions and hands-on practice for educators, parents and community members engaged in creating alternatives to a culture of disconnection and injustice. What role does the teaching of social justice play in the creation of strong and caring communities? How can we develop trust across the differences which so often divide us? What are the components of a truly caring classroom? How can we rethink and relearn the messages we receive from the larger culture about how to resolve conflict? What does it mean to teach peace instead of teaching war?

Through keynotes, workshops, small group reflection and active engagement in the sharing of resources and personal experience participants will: learn the components and principles of a Peaceable School; address the roots of violence and explore personal responses to conflict and difference; learn transformative leadership practices; practice hands-on conflict resolution skills; explore the theory and practice of creating pro-social learning environments, including alternatives to traditional discipline, classroom management and evaluation; gain exposure to a variety of proven curricula which meet state standards; and experience a model of a caring learning community.

The Institute can also be taken for 3 graduate credits from the School of Education (tuition rates apply)

Registration: $450. Group Registration: $405/participant


For more information:
Lucy Patton, Institute Coordinator

Center for Peaceable Schools at Lesley University 29 Everett St.
Cambridge, MA 02138
617-349-8669 or