to Get Along and Grow
most of you know, I will be visiting your school between September 10th
and the 21st to facilitate the development of a ‘Code of Conduct’
for the Middle School.
just wanted to provide this page to prepare you for my visit, to provide
you with reference material and to keep you informed as we get the project
philosophy is to empower students to discuss and to make choices about
the kind of peer environment they want to be surrounded by. Through my
stories, I hope to stimulate discussions around the following topics.
Responsibility for one’s actions
there such a thing as being ‘passive’?
am hoping that these discussions will lead to ideas about how to create
a code of behavior, how to publicize it, how to maintain it over years
and what to do if it is not always adhered to. We will create a ‘Congress’
of student representatives to take the suggestions gathered during the
brainstorming sessions and create a formal ‘Code of Conduct’.
My hope is that not only will students understand that they have a stake
in creating a peaceful school environment, but that our democratic process
of getting there will help them learn to cooperate, negotiate and find
consensus in their future activities.
Please write to me (MarcLevitt@aol.com),
stop me on campus or call me where I’m staying, if you’d like
to get together to discuss this project or other activities that I do.
My web site is: www.marclevitt.org and my new
web site for collecting Third Culture Stories is: www.thirdculturestories.com
National Youth Violence Prevention Center: http://www.safeyouth.org/scripts/index.asp
2. Respect for All Project:
Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory; Anti-Bullying:
ERIC Clearinghouse Urban Education:
5. Bibliography of Peace Resouces: http://www.leaonline.com/doi/pdfplus/10.1207/s15430421tip4404_11?cookieSet=1
6. Workable Peace Project
Workable Peace Curriculum
Appalachian Peace and Justice Curriculum
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from student of the
Colegio Menor SFQ, Quito
Drawing for Marc
from First Grade student of
Dresden International School,