Addressing Aggression in School - Workshop
This fall, PSI is running a workshop to help you address aggression in school. Dealing with students who exhibit aggressive behavior
is always challenging. In this workshop, we will explore the roots of student aggression, learn a variety of strategies to increase the self-understanding and self-control of students using aggressive behaviors, discuss
ways of empowering student leaders to address aggression and
mistreatment that occurs outside the areas of adult supervision, and more!
9:00 am to 3:00 pm, Friday, Oct. 23, 2009
Saint Mary's University, Halifax, Nova Scotia
More information and online registration.
Free Teaching Resource on Global Issues and Global Citizenship
Check out this free teaching resource, developed by the Aga Khan Foundation Canada and Classroom Connections designed to help
students explore global issues and international development, including global
citizenship. Lesson One is already available, and the full four-lesson package will
be available in the early fall. These resources are curriculum linked teacher's
resource packages based on the ideas found in the exhibit Bridges that Unite. The exhibit is travelling to Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal and Halifax this year - check the website for details or to arrange a visit to the exhibit for your school.
Keeping Our Children Safe: The "Whole Village" Approach
This fall, Peaceful Schools International will launch the Keeping Our Children Safe: The "Whole Village" Approach. This program is a dual track initiative to help keep our children safe at school. It will offer families practical strategies to share with their children focused on alternatives to the typical fight, freeze or flee response to mistreatment by peers; and offer families strategies for working in collaboration with their child's school to deal with the insidious problem of bullying.
The Keeping Our Children Safe program is based around the 'Sam'
Series of books developed by PSI, written to give parents and teachers tools
for helping their children and students with issues related to conflict, bullying and speaking up for themselves.
The program will take place via a series of presentations across Nova Scotia this fall. Stay tuned for more information!
Pictures from The Art of Peace Summer Camp 2009
A few pictures from The Art of Peace Summer camp organized by PSI in July of this year are now up on our PSI Facebook page (view the album). If you missed this year's camp, stay tuned to the newsletter for announcements about future camps, and don't forget to register early!
PSI Yearbook - Your Submissions Wanted!!
This summer we are preparing a 2008 - 2009 yearbook to highlight the many wonderful initiatives that are taking place in our member schools. If every member school submits one photo or description of an initiative or event we would have over 300 great ideas to share!
PLEASE send your photos, descriptions and ideas to: firstname.lastname@example.org