By teaching our students to think, care, and act, we empower them to build a peaceful future.


Welcome to Think, Care, Act, where teachers and students can find rationales and resources to infuse required curricula with peace, character, global, and multicultural concepts throughout the year.

To act in a world whose problems seem overwhelming requires being able to use the powers of critical and creative thinking and compassionate and inclusive care. Employing these tools, adults and youth alike can work effectively and conscientiously to solve problems big and small, global and local.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Peace education book combines theory and practice:

Think, Care, Act:
Teaching for a Peaceful Future
New release from Information Age Publishing!

Greetings, Fellow Educators,

Thinking critically and creatively…  Caring for classroom and global neighbors…  Acting effectively and honorably for the common good…   My new book presents rationales and resources for teaching students to think, care, and act.  With its reader-friendly combination of theory and practice, readers will find it both practical and inspiring.  It is suitable for college and university peace education classes as well as all-school reading for teachers and parents in elementary, middle, and secondary schools.  Community groups will find it useful as well.  Kindly spread the word to everyone you think will find this book of interest.  Content and ordering information are below.

Thank you,
Sue Cannon

By Susan Gelber Cannon  (Edited and Foreword by Ian Harris)

THINK, CARE, ACT: Teaching for a Peaceful Future

“Peace can be taught in practically every discipline if teachers truly concerned about the fate of this planet and its inhabitants have resources like this book to guide them…. [Cannon’s] sophisticated understanding of how to address these complex issues will help other teachers choosing to grapple with these difficult challenges.  If more teachers follow the guidelines she provides in this book, every student can learn about peace.” 

Ian Harris, Author of Books, not Bombs;
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee; from the Foreword



“The writing is excellent: passionate and personal, blending serious content with an engaging,
reader-friendly style.  This is an important book—for character education and all of education.”

 
Thomas Lickona, Author of Character Matters; Director, Center for the 4th and 5th Rs;
Co-Director, Smart & Good Schools Initiative; State University of New York-Cortland


· Purchasing Information: 1-866-754-9125
http://infoagepub.com/products/Think-Care-Act

àSpecial Sale Price of $30.00 per book (paperback) within the U.S.

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Free shipping if you call and place your order by October 15th.)

Bulk Discounts & eBooks available.

  • Paperback 978-1-61735-426-7 Web Price: $39.09
  • Hardcover 978-1-61735-427-4 Web Price: $73.09

The author uses three imperatives—think, care, act—to infuse required curricula with peace, character, multicultural, and global concepts in daily activities throughout the year.  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.

Chapters address critical and creative thinking; media 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 inspiring and unique. 


SUSAN GELBER CANNON is a peace and character educator with over 25 years of classroom experience.  Trained in moral development at Harvard Graduate School of Education, Cannon teaches history and English, as well as Model UN, peacemaking, and debate at The Episcopal Academy near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.A. 

“To act in a world whose problems seem overwhelming requires being able to use the powers of critical and creative thinking and compassionate and inclusive care. 
Employing these tools, adults and youth alike can act effectively and conscientiously to solve problems big and small, global and local.”
Susan Gelber Cannon

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