September 2008
Issue 2
Peace Signs
monthly e-newsletter from Peaceful Schools International
In This Issue
Free Children's Book
Peace Education - Philippines
School Twinning
International Day of Peace
Do Something
Excellent Resources FREE On-line
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Canada Helps
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PEACE at Centennial Park Elementary School,    Chateauguay, Quebec

We hope that the ideas in this newsletter will inspire you as the new school year gets underway. Our goal is to share ideas and information that will be helpful as we work together to build a better, more peaceful world.

PSI celebrates peaceful schools around the world.

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Learn How to Make a "Goodwill Sandwich"
Our new children's book, "Sam and the Goodwill Sandwich," shows how conflicts between friends can be solved through a simple and straightforward approach called the "Goodwill Sandwich" message.
Includes a teachers' guide, a parents' guide and a lesson plan.
if you wish to order a copy or copies, please call 866.532.0228. (toll-free)
Download the book here FREE

Peace Education Mainstreamed in the Philippines
In the Philippines, the ways of peace will now be taught in public schools and will be incorporated in teacher education.
Baao Central School is the first PSI member in the Philippines.
Read the press release

School Twinning for a Small Planet
We have posted a collection of activities and resources clustered around eight investigation topics for teachers and schools involved or interested in twinning with schools in Sierra Leone. You may find these ideas helpful if you are interested in starting your own twinning initiative.

Twinning Ideas
boys in pink

International Day of Peace - September 21
Each month, PSI sends an idea to its member school for an initiative that can be implemented school wide. Last year, for September, we shared ideas to celebrate the International Day of Peace on September 21.  Hopefully, you will find them helpful as you make plans for this year's International Day of Peace.
International Day of Peace Ideas

International Day Peace
Do Something provides the tools and resources for you to convert your ideas and energy into positive action.
Here is a "Safe at School" elementary curriculum from

Whole School Approach to Social and Emotional Learning
The SEAL (Social and Emotional Aspects of Learning) materials found on this website are designed to provide a whole-school approach to promoting social, emotional and behavioural skills.
This U.K. website offers a wealth of high-quality lesson ideas, photographs and curriculum guides at both the elementary and secondary levels.
SEAL Resources

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Peaceful Schools International (PSI) is a non-profit, charitable organization that provides support to schools that have declared a commitment to creating and maintaining a culture of peace.

PSI was founded in 2001 and is now a respected and innovative source of support for over 260 schools in 13 countries.

PSI acts as a catalyst and clearinghouse for innovative ideas aimed at creating a school-wide culture of peace.

We welcome your contributions for future editions of Peace Signs.
Hetty van Gurp, President
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