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Table of Contents

The purpose of education is to create a higher sense of the possible.

Norman Cousins, Human Options, 29



  Your At-a-Glance Guide To Key Processes in This Book
  Pacing Yourself
  A Call to Action
  Introduction
  Poem: "It Starts With You
PART ONE CREATING A PEACEFUL CLASSROOM
Chapter One The First Day of School
  Starting With Ourselves
  Modeling
  And Now For the Children
  A Story to Start the Year
  Creating a Peaceful Classroom
  Insights on the First Day of School
  Research on the Academic Impact of
Peacemaking
Chapter Two Creating a Caring Environment
  Introducing The Win/ Win Guidelines
  A Word About "I Messages"
  Introducing Win/Win to Primary Students
  Introducing Win/Win to Grades 3-6
  When Peaceful Methods are Challenged
  Building a Climate of Respect
  Fostering Good Listening Skills
  The Process of Affirmation
  The Gift of High Expectations
  Setting Ethical Standards
Chapter Three The First Month of School
  Fostering Collaboration
  Showcasing Conflict Resolution
  Difficult Children/Difficult Situations
  Accepting the Challenging Child: Ben
  Learning to Rethink One's Actions: Juan
Chapter Four Integrating Peacemaking As the Year Goes On
  Building Collaboration Through Learning
  Collaborating During Math
  Cooperative Groups in Literature
  Cooperation at Computers
  A Science Collaboration
  More Reinforcement Techniques
  Peacemaker of the Week
  Peacemaking Journals
  Affirmation Box
  Breakdowns
  Temporary Pandemonium
  Fighting
  A Triangle
  Reflections On Dealing with Breakdowns
  Children Mentoring Each Other
  Looking at the World Around Us
  As the Year Comes to an End
  Peace Starts with Us
  Seeing the Broader Implications
Chapter Five Taking Care of Ourselves
  Setting a Peaceful Tone Within Shifting the
Mindset
  Replacing the Critical Voice with a Nurturing
One
  Choosing Our Behaviors
  The Balm of Silence
  Mindfulness
  Calmness in the Classroom
  Breathing for Calmness
PART TWO INTEGRATING WRITING AND PEACEMAKING
Chapter Six Beginning Peacemaking Concepts and the Writing Process
  Early Writers
  Reflections on the Children's Early Writing
  The Children's Writing Starts to Grow
  The Teachers Role in Children's Growth
Chapter Seven Continued Growthh
  Integrating Diversity, Writing, and Peacemaking
  Growth in the Affective and Cognitive Domains
Chapter Eight Validation Through Research
PART THREE INTEGRATING LITERATURE AND PEACEMAKING: A PRIMARY UNIT
  Why Use Literature?
  What Books are Included in this Unit?
Lesson 1 We All Make A Difference: Dear Children of the Earth
Lesson 2 Ways We Make a Difference
Lesson 3 Introducing Conflict Resolution: The Secret of the Peaceful Warrior
Lesson 4 Role-Playing Solutions to Conflicts
Lesson 5 Peace on the Playground
Lesson 6 Our Actions Make a Difference: The Quarreling Book
Lesson 7 The Quarreling Web
Lesson 8 The Story of Rosa Parks
Lesson 9 Creating a Book About Rosa Parks
Lesson 10 Planning a Peace Day Celebration
Lesson 11 Culminating Activity: Children's Peace Day
  APPENDIX
Lesson 1
Creating a Peaceful Classroom (K-6)
Lesson 2 Resolving Conflicts: the Quick Method (K-2)
Lesson 3 Resolving Conflicts: the Quick Method (3-6)
Lesson 4 Using "I Messages" (K-6)
Lesson 5 Defining Peace (K-6)
Lesson 6 The Process of Affirming (K-6)
Lesson 7 Dealing with Feelings
Lesson 8 Reflective Listening with Conflicts (2-6)
Lesson 9 Exploring the Issue of Stereotypes (2-6)
Lesson 10 Group Simulation: Exploring Stereotypes and Prejudice (2-6)
Lesson 11 How Are We the Same, How Are We Different? (2-6)
  Glossary
  Tips for Parents
  The Effects of Peacemaking on Children Over Time
  Concluding
  BIBLIOGRAPHY
  Books for Adults
  Periodicals
  Children's Books
  Records and Tapes




 

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