Peace Education

Peace Education

“If we are to reach real peace in this world … we shall have to begin with the children.” -Mahatma Gandhi Happy New Year! Let’s talk about peace education, another program that is found under the “Character Education Umbrella.” Peace education programs encompass the virtues that underscore good character and citizenship.  The objectives are to…Read More >>

The Court of Virtues

The Court of Virtues

Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life.  It turns what we have into enough, and more.  It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity.  It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend.  Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and…Read More >>

The Character Umbrella

The Character Umbrella

Remember the dance scene in “Signing in the Rain?”  Gene Kelly dancing and while holding an umbrella? Fast forward to last October.  The “taking it to the streets” protests in Hong Kong called by the media “The Umbrella Revolution.“ In 2008, NPR (www.NPRinc.com) published a six-page laminated character card that explained among other things the…Read More >>