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May 2010 Blog Posts (3)

Making a talking stick...effective and constructive!

Young kids often have difficulty waiting their turn to talk, even with raising a hand to show they need to say something. Often times kids are overlooked when raising a hand, or they only take a few responses. With a talking stick, each child has a turn to speak, with guidelines about polite language, staying on topic, and manners.

Talking sticks can be made of any type of wood, incorporate any type of decorations (shell, bead, leather, feather, woodburning, paint, etc.), and can be… Continue

Added by Lynn O'Brien on May 29, 2010 at 9:10pm — No Comments

Peace Once Day -- September 21 Soccer for peace

Yesterday one of my youtube subscriptions had a link to a great UN sanctioned program: Peace One Day

They have a video and a curriculum on peace work that is available for teachers for free, it appears.

The idea is for everyone to celebrate peace and nonviolence for one day. For one day where the whole world has a cease fire so that necessary healing can… Continue

Added by Hugo Estrada on May 11, 2010 at 12:55pm — No Comments

What kind of reference materials do you use?

One of the first things I did after I found out about the Earth Scouts was to acquire the book "The Earth Charter In Action: Toward A Sustainable World". It is jam-packed with all kinds of great information and activities.

I also recommend the "Environmental Education Activity Guide, Pre K - 8", another great activity book.

Both books are easy to understand, provide tons of references and have lots of great activities that provide a wide range of stimulation for all ages. Our… Continue

Added by Lynn O'Brien on May 10, 2010 at 8:31pm — 1 Comment

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