Thursday, July 24, 2014

What Children Teach Us About Peace

"Look to the child. The child is the curriculum, the child is the lesson, the child is the teaching and the learning all in one. We try to facilitate opportunities for the child to have an epiphany, we want the epiphany to be continuous, lifelong really, that their discoveries drive everything that we design as teachers, so really they are the designers"
John Hunter, a keynote speaker at the AMS 2014 Annual Conference and creator of the World Peace Game, shares his thoughts about peace education and how Maria Montessori's ideals of the prepared environment and following the child can lead to new discoveries for students and educators alike. Peace education is a vital component of the Montessori curriculum. The teaching of peace and global citizenship can transform a child's life and lead them to a more fulfilling world view.

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