INTERACTIONS FOR PEACE
How does your system establish a foundation for self-esteem, cooperation, peaceful communication, and conflict resolution?
The Core Collaborative Learning Network and Interactions for Peace are partnering globally to educate lifelong, peaceful, problem solvers. The aim of Interactions for Peace is to develop and leverage meaningful relationships to empower learners to cooperate and solve conflict in positive ways.
Understanding comes through communication,
and through understanding, we find our way to peace.
– Eden Steele, Interactions for Peace
THE INTERACTIONS FOR PEACE FIVE ESSENTIAL ELEMENTS
The five elements of peace establish a foundation for a productive culture that leaves a positive impact on the local and global community.
SELF AWARENESS AND CONFIDENCE – By understanding our feelings, exploring what we believe and the kind of person we want to be, we learn to respect ourselves and others.
COOPERATION – By knowing our feelings, choices and actions, we collaborate and work as a team. Together we can do what none of us can do alone.
COMMUNICATION – By listening and developing a common vocabulary, we share our feelings and thoughts. We study the language of conflict and practice the language of peace knowing that understanding comes through communication, and through understanding we find the way to peace.
CONFLICT RESOLUTION and CONFLICT TRANSFORMATION – By empowering all with knowledge and strategies, we move from conflict, violence, and aggression, to an intellectual and peaceful outcome.
PARENT and COMMUNITY CONNECTIONS – By reaching out to our family, friends, and community through education and service in our local and global neighborhoods, we complete the circle of peace.
Students and Teachers are empowered to study conflict, internalize the process and specific steps to peaceful conflict resolution, so that they better recognize how conflict can bring opportunities for understanding.
Primary Peacemakers | Prek-2nd Grade
Experiential curriculum to empower our youngest children
This foundational program offers 16 interactive and experiential lessons are designed to help children in pre-school through 2nd grade discover the peacemakers within themselves through activities, music and stories based on The Five Essential Elements. These lessons are taught throughout the school year. Each year the same 16 lessons are experienced, pre-school, Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd grades. Each year the students better understand and internalize the knowledge of self and others to peacefully interact and resolve conflicts. They become more sophisticated and empowered with knowledge and skills. Trained teachers, support staff or volunteers, as well as older Peace Patrol students can lead the Primary Peacemakers Lessons.
Statement of Purpose:
Through Primary Peacemakers, we help ourselves, our peers, our family and our community become effective problem solvers and peacemakers.
We learn positive life-long skills in an environment of happiness and peace.
World peace begins in our own homes and schools.
Peace begins with me.
We do make a difference.
Peace Patrol | 3rd Grade and Above
Conflict resolution and peer mediation program. Those who have the problem are empowered to solve the problem.
Peace Patrol© is part of a systemic approach that empowers all to create positive communities. It is used by everyone - 3rd grade to adults, every day, and in many locations around the world. Through Peace Patrol, we learn skills that allow us to guide others in peaceful conflict transformation.
To empower all by establishing a foundation of self-esteem, respect for others, cooperation, peaceful communication, and conflict resolution strategies.
To provide opportunities to explore the similarities and differences, the customs and attitudes of other individuals, countries, and cultures.
To teach all how to create solutions, consider consequences, and make positive decisions.
To provide reasonable alternatives to gangs and antisocial behavior.
To study conflict, internalize the process and specific steps to peaceful conflict resolution, so that we better recognize how conflict can bring opportunities for understanding.
To provide a systemic approach that truly empowers individuals and groups to create caring and cooperative communities.