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Violence against women—it’s a men’s issue

Jackson Katz calls on us all (especially men) to stop being bystanders and become leaders of change when it comes to violence against women.  Personally I would like to see us do this when it comes to violence of any … Continue reading

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As inequality rises, so too will conflict

Inequality is increasing rapidly in many countries around the world.  The video below provides a better understanding of inequality in New Zealand (a good number of the graphics include other countries, such as USA and parts of Europe). Journalist Max Rashbrooke explains what happened to … Continue reading

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Sir Ken Robinson says Schools Kill Creativity

One of my favourite topics in my Conflict Resolution Skills course is ‘Authority & Choice’.  Participants are fascinated by how much our lives are affected by others in authority, and how our past experiences lead us to behave in certain ways … Continue reading

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‘Teaching Tolerance’ resources website

Just found this wonderful resource website for educators who wish to teach tolerance and diversity in their classrooms. There are magazines, classroom activities, blogs, and much more. They are also looking for teachers to blog for them – paid! Pass … Continue reading

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New bullying legislation – ‘Brodie’s law’

Those of us ‘down under’ have seen many cases of school bullying splashed across the media in the last few weeks, creating a hotbed of discussion.  If not handled constructively early on in life, these behaviours and their effects become … Continue reading

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NVC Compassionate Educator Tips

How can we use NVC (Nonviolent Communication)  in our schools and other educational establishments?   Well, the NVC website has started weekly tips on different topics.  This third one is ‘Compassionate Educator Tips’  to help educators develop positive learning environments.  They’re little soundbites, so once you’ve read … Continue reading

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