Friday, July 30, 2010

New program for elementary schools

I am pleased to announce a new program for elementary schools which is available for free at this website:

Educating for peace: Creating and maintaining a peaceful environment in elementary schools

Tom Cavanagh, Ph.D.
Francis Gaebler, Psy.D.
Toni Schindler Zimmerman, Ph.D.

The purpose of this book or Collection is to offer a simple, easy-to-use facilitator’s guide for helping teachers, counselors, and parents of children K-6 to develop a school culture where violence is prevented and conflicts and problems are resolved nonviolently. Outcomes for this curriculum include the creation of an interpersonal and relational culture, where students feel safe, respected, heard, and confident about solving problems as part of a team. This curriculum fits with the fields of moral education, social and emotional learning, and nurturing pedagogy, and the outcomes are consistent with the current conversation in these fields.

If you are interested in having Dr Cavanagh facilitate professional learning about this new curriculum, please contact him at