Peace is needed now more than ever in schools, by pupils and teachers alike. This inspiring guide provides primary, secondary and special schools with practical methods to improve pupil and teacher wellbeing, combat bullying, and promote peace both inside and outside the school gates. The founder of the Peaceful Schools Movement, Anna Lubelska, has brought together ideas and stories from teachers and charity workers to present a simple four step system for promoting positive peace in individuals, relationships, the school community and the world. It covers how to reduce stress, promote positive mental health, resolve conflict, nurture the potential of each individual, and encourage children to develop peacemaking skills and values. This holistic resource is equally beneficial for children and staff, and transforms school environments for the better. Market: Head teachers, senior management, teachers and care staff at primary, secondary and special schools; charities and organisations working with schools.
The importance of establishing peaceful schools in our society cannot be overstated as the development of pupils takes place in the early formative school education period when there is a better chance of them becoming peaceful and enlightened citizens or go the wrong way in life. Gandhi said, 'If we wish to create a lasting peace we must begin with the children'.
Anna Lubelska, along with list of distinguished contributors have done great service in producing the book, 'How to Be a Peaceful School' and also in presenting simple practical steps for building peaceful schools. To develop peacekeeping skills, cultivate values and promote positive peace, this book should be an essential reading for pupils and teachers everywhere.
-- Vijay Mehta is the Chair of Uniting for Peace and author of `Peace Beyond Borders'
Wow! This book is a must read for all involved in the education and nurture of children in schools and at home. Peace has to be our priority, if we are to survive and flourish on this beautiful planet. Also peace is the cornerstone of good relationships and altruistic behaviour. The book is packed with inspirational ideas about how to create a peaceful school and to nurture peaceful citizens. -- Dr. Neil Hawkes, Founder of Values-based Education (VbE)
Introduction - Anna Lubelska (Founder, Peaceful Schools Movement). 1. Peaceful Values - Sue Webb (former Head Teacher, primary school). 2. Developing Inner Peace - Pali Nahal (Head Teacher, primary school). 3. Peaceful PSHCE - David Holmes (former Head Teacher and Healthy Schools Advisor). 4. Peaceful Relationships in Primary Schools - Jackie Zammit (Trainer, Peacemakers). 5. Peaceful Relationships in Our Secondary School - Helen Floyd (School Chaplain, Oaklands Catholic School). 6. A Peaceful Classroom - Creating Space and Using Philosophy for Children - Christine Easom (Head of Religious Education, secondary school). 7. The Importance of School Grounds - Felicity Robinson (Teacher and Landscape Architect). 8. Peaceful Playtimes - Th''?r'se Hoyle (Trainer, Positive Playtime and Lunchtime Training Programmes). 9. Our Peaceful School Community - Wendy Phillips (Learning Mentor, St Andrew's RC Primary). 10. Welcome to Our Peaceful Primary School - Laura Roberts (former Head Teacher, Woodheys Primary). 11. Our Peaceful Secondary School - Cardinal Newman Catholic School, Coventry. 12. Our Peaceful Special School - Moira Thompson (Head Teacher, Hawthorns Community School). 13. Peace Education for a Better World - Isabel Cartwright (Peace Education Programme Manager, Quakers in Britain). Concluding Thoughts - Anna Lubelska (Founder, Peaceful Schools Movement).
Primary / High School
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 19th April 2018
Publisher: JESSICA KINGSLEY PUBLISHERS
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.23 x 15.24
Weight (kg): 0.57
Edition Number: 1