Peace Signs
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Issue 13, September 2009
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 Each camper collected and decorated peace stones at the "Art of Peace" summer camp.


 
"When someone loves you, the way they say your name is different. You just know that your name is safe in their mouth."
Billy (age 4) quoted from Kindred Magazine.
How powerful and true!


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PSI celebrates peaceful schools around the world!
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International Day of Peace 
September 21, 2009


peaceonedayHow will you celebrate the International Day of Peace? Check out the education page of the  Peace One Day website for ideas and free resources. The Center for Cooperative Principles offers this free resource filled with background information and classroom ideas for all ages.
What Does it Mean to be a Peaceful School?

Sometimes we are asked what we mean by the term "peaceful school." Based on responses from educators, students and parents, PSI came up with a set of six guidelines which people around the world consider to be essential ingredients in creating a school culture of peace. In this document, we list the guidelines together with questions and examples that will help you reflect on where you are and where you hope to go in your own journey.
Addressing Aggression in School - Workshop

Who are you calling aggressive? WorkbookThis 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
Cost: $55

More information and online registration.

 Previous Issues of Peace Signs Now Available

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Each issue contains at least one link to a free resource.
Clare Levin in Sierra Leone 

Clare Levin, PSI Board member and Program Manager,will be spending 3.5 months in Sierra Leone as a cdpeace volunteer. While there, Clare will be working with our pilot schools and acting as a liaison for the schools involved in our twinning project. Clare will also be carrying out field work for her thesis research on barriers to accessing health care. To follow Clare's adventures, visit Clare's blog.
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PSI Lapel Pin
NewCreating Caring Schools and improved - these PSI lapel pins are popular items for school leaders, peer mediators, staff and as special gifts. Pin is 2.5 cm. or 1 inch square. (We expect the shipment to arrive September 11.) 

Our Price: $ 1.50 each (plus shipping)
Order online or by calling toll-free 866-532-0228 
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 300 schools in 15 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.

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