We encouraged students at our PAZ After-School Program in Brooklyn (grades 2-5) to write poems about their community, their dreams, what they love, what angers them, and other things they are passionate about. Here's a poem about love by Tannya, a 4th grader.
This year's Courageous Schools Conference is coming up!
In this activity students propose actions for addressing social injustices and look at ways that other young people have responded to injustice.
Here's a fun way to get students working and strategizing together. It's adapted from Adventures in Peacemaking, by William J. Kreidler.
Materials: 12 paper plates, carpet sections or place mats
On January 8, the US Departments of Education and Justice issued new guidelines aimed at reversing punitive discipline policies like "zero tolerance."
The students in Mr. Van Nort’s senior English class had their last Circle in mid-June. Mr. Van Nort asked everyone to reflect on their experience together at the Green School, a public high school in Brooklyn. Then he passed the group’s talking piece (a pink and purple stuffed dog) around the Circle.
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