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.
Sunday, February 5, 2012
TALKING ABOUT PEACE EDUCATION TO HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS
When they were in middle school, I taught many of the students now in high school at The Episcopal Academy, and it was fun taking them down memory lane in my recent speech about peace education. The theme for our Chapel program is Gandhi's "Be the change you want to see in the world." I explained why I focus in my book and teaching on teaching for peace and change by teaching students to think, care, and act. I reminded the students of the ways we had done this in middle school and invited them to step up their work to build a peaceful future--to be the change-- in high school and beyond. Two former students introduced me. Since the talk, students and faculty members have stopped by to talk about ideas and to thank me for the message. We can build a peaceful future.... and we can empower our students to do so. See the talk on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ig3T7vYTNRw