Having just celebrated the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, perhaps you’re wondering what further steps you might take in your own community to advance his dream. Well I hope you will join me this February 1st and 3rd for an exciting “free” virtual international Tele-Summit, titled “Teaching Peace in Schools: Cultivating Restorative School Communities.”
Why is this important? Schools are our main social vehicle for learning. While the primary focus of teaching in schools is predominantly on academic skills, social, emotional and relational skills are equally important and deserve far greater emphasis than they currently receive. We face conflict and sometimes violence at almost every stage and in every area of our lives. In fact, conflict that is not dealt with effectively can be one of the biggest detriments to success both in school and beyond.
There are schools across the nation and world that find by implementing one or more of these practices, the climate of the school begins to significantly shift:
Conflict and violence drop substantially
Emotional well-being rises
Bullying is reduced
Truancy goes down and
Grade point averages rise.
Teaching Social and Emotional Learning skills in schools is an exciting and powerful new field. Join us and learn how this work can make a profound difference in our children’s lives and on our planet.
Register here to participate! Link to: www.peacealliance.org/TeachPeaceSummit