Linda Lantieri and Janet Patti
Foreword by Marian Wright Edelman
From the largest and most successful school
initiatives in social and emotional learning in the country-The
Resolving Conflict Creatively Program, now active in more than
350 schools nationwide-comes a powerful, practical guide for
teaching young people to empathize, mediate, negotiate, and
create peace. The authors address everything from minor schoolyard
conflicts to violent outbursts, and offer educators and parents
proven strategies for enhancing children's emotional, social,
and conflict resolution skills.
for Waging Peace In Our Schools
"A model of emotional intelligence. .
. . I hope that every teacher and parent reads this, and takes
this superb advice to heart."
- Daniel Goleman, author
of Emotional Intelligence
"Parents, educators and counselors need to put this groundbreaking
work on their 'must read' lists."
- Richard Fields, Professional
"A convincing argument that public education should nurture
not only the minds but the hearts of children."
- Chrystal Ingram, Creative
"More than 70 percent of teachers who've gone through the
RCCP training report that there is less physical violence in
their classrooms and that their students now exhibit more caring
behavior and increased skills in understanding other points
of view. . . . The authors do an excellent job of outlining
the steps parents can take . . . to create a 'peaceable home.'"
- The Washington Post
"Lantieri and Patti bring a passion and insight to their
task of illustrating why students fight-and what can be done
to stop it."
- Nick Chiles, Newark