When I was growing up, there was no International Day of Peace so in spite of always having wanted to ‘work for world peace,’ I did not know world peace had a dedicated observance date. Apparently, in 1981, when I was in my first year of college, the UN General Assembly passed a resolution stating … More About International Day of Peace
My article for DNA/Zee News that talks about some important “peace values.” We are all works in progress “Ill fares the land, to hastening ills a prey, Where wealth accumulates and men decay.” First published here, September 12, 2013. All too often, one hears the view that all the good people are gone and we … More We are all works in progress: An article on peace values
In the Maldivian language, Dhivehi, there is no single word that means peace. In fact, there is a whole gamut of words that could mean peace. I am not sure if it is a good thing or a bad thing. But what I do know is that right now, the whole country craves for an … More Guest post: You may say I am a dreamer..
On Teachers’ day I am reflecting on my role as a Teacher and thinking of all the years in a classroom, a flashback of images, incidents and moments. What jumps out at me is that while peace education is dear to my heart, I did not “teach’’ peace. I “learnt” to see it! Appreciate it! … More Teachers’ Day 2011:”Learning peace” by Priyadarshini Rajagopalan
Susan Cohn teaches at Brush Creek Montessori Middle School, Santa Rosa, California Last year, our middle school students went to Washington, DC on a “Close Up” tour with other middle school children from public and private schools (not Montessori.) They spent five days in discussion groups, with issues relating to our government…a difficult topic for a lot … More Teachers’ Day 2011:”Children practice peace” by Susan Cohn
Pooja Sukhpal is an educator and partner at iDiscoveri Education Pvt. Ltd.,Gurgaon Recently, I was asked about my views on competition among students. And here is what I said I think Competition if approached in a constructive manner could lead to healthy results.If it is not just a comparison but an exercise in creating awareness, it … More Teachers’ Day 2011:”Understanding Competition” by Pooja Sukhpal
Susan Mayclin Stephenson is an artist and Montessori Consultant from Trinidad, California Montessori Education, when done as Dr. Montessori intended, is essentially education for peace. Many people use the Montessori materials to make traditional education more interesting and successful. For example it is always easier for a child to understand math when it is taught with … More Teachers’ Day 2011:”Peaceful education” by Susan Mayclin Stephenson
Brig (R) Trigunesh Mukherjee, AVSM is a trainer/facilitator with Exper Executive Education, Bangalore Some Incidents Touch Your Life A number of years back I had the opportunity of conducting a learning programme for teachers of a College in Punjab on “Achieving One’s Full Potential”. The group consisted of about 60 teachers from various departments. Towards … More Teachers’ Day 2011:”A Teacher moment” by Brig (R) Trigunesh Mukherjee, AVSM
On the International Day of Peace, one cannot but ponder the fact that “Peace” means different things to different people. I have often been asked what does peace education look like from the inside? Is it just talking about good values and cooperation? Is it teaching one to be proactive about taking a stance? Is … More Peace Day
A couple of months ago, I had the privilege of finally meeting Lalita Ramdas. In the course of our conversation, she said she had been wondering whether peace would finally come to South Asia when women came together, side-stepping the usual issues, to work on issues relating to the environment. The confluence of ‘women, nature, … More Women, nature, peace?