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Time to Indigenize American Education

In the outstanding book Teaching Truly: A Curriculum to Indigenize Mainstream Education, Four Arrows (Don Trent Jacobs) and his fellow authors provide a revelatory opportunity for us teachers to get to the heart of what is important in education. Being indigenous, Four Arrows explains in an interview with Derrick Jensen, “relates to a nature-based reality… read more

Nonviolence Currents: Martin Luther King & Syria

Nonviolence Currents – Bridging Nonviolence and Current Events in the Classroom A service of the Metta Center for Nonviolence LESSON PLAN #9 This is a three-part lesson that combines the teachings of Martin Luther King, in light of the recent 50th anniversary celebration of the March on Washington, and the current crisis in Syria. Themes:… read more

Drawing Out Nonviolence In Our Learning Communities

Guest post by peace educator Katie Zanoni “By education I mean an all-round drawing out of the best in the child and man – body, mind and spirit.” –Mahatma Gandhi This summer I received a unique opportunity to attend the first annual Metta Center for Nonviolence restorative retreat entitled, the Power of Renewal. Among the… read more

Nonviolence Currents: The Power of Comics

Nonviolence Currents – Bridging Nonviolence and Current Events in the Classroom A service of the Metta Center for Nonviolence LESSON PLAN #5 Waging Nonviolence Article: Zip! Zapf! Pow! – that’s the power of comics by Nadine Bloch Themes: Activism, art, media literacy Target age group: Ages 14 & up Subject areas: Art, English Language Arts, Social Studies… read more

Nonviolence Currents: “Students push to limit school police after Newtown”

Nonviolence Currents – Bridging Nonviolence and Current Events in the Classroom A service of the Metta Center for Nonviolence LESSON PLAN #4 Waging Nonviolence Article: Students push to limit school police after Newtown Themes: Restorative justice, state politics, school safety Target age group: Ages 14 & up Subject areas: Language Arts, Social Studies, Government Pre-reading… read more

Nonviolence Currents: adapted from “Why Telling the Stories of Solutions is a Revolutionary Act”

Nonviolence Currents – Bridging Nonviolence and Current Events in the Classroom A service of the Metta Center for Nonviolence LESSON PLAN #3 YES! Magazine Article: Why Telling the Stories of Solutions is a Revolutionary Act by Frances Moore Lappe Themes: media literacy, problem solving, critical thinking, writing for media Target age group: Ages 14 & up… read more

Summer 2013: Nonviolence for Educators Summer Course

Deep Reform: Changing the Educational System from Within     Summer Online Course for Educators  When: June 24-August 6 Where: Online (asynchronous) Are you an educator who is feeling frustrated with the growing dehumanization in the school system? Want to make change? The Metta Center is offering an online summer program on nonviolence in education.… read more

The Search for a Nonviolent Future: Study Guide

by Todd Diehl, nonviolence educator           Today, I would like to highlight the Search for a Nonviolent Future Educator Study Guide. There are so many powerful, informative ideas in Michael Nagler’s Search for a Nonviolent Future, and I worked with Michael and Stephanie two years ago to create a resource for educators with lesson… read more