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Conflict and Leadership Book Club for May

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Conflict and Leadership Book Club for May

Time: May 28, 2014 from 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Location: Community Mediation, Inc.
Street: 3013 Dixwell Avenue
Event Type: book, club
Organized By: Joe Brummer
Latest Activity: May 23, 2014

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Our Monthly Community Mediation Conflict & Leadership book club will meet May 28, 2014 from 5:30pm until 7:30pm.   The group is FREE and open to the public.  It is handicap accessible.  Registration is required because space is limited.  Meet new people, connect with fellow mediators, and read some great books on conflict resolution, mediation, and leadership. Our club for May will be a special treat. We are reading Peaceable Revolution Through Education by Catherine Cadden.   We are excited to say, Catherine will be joining us for the first hour via Skype to do a Q&A.  Hoping you can join us!

About the Book:


PEACE CAN HAPPEN, ONE STUDENT AT A TIME. For eleven years, educator Catherine Cadden ran the bold experiment called TEMBA, a K-8 academic school based on the tenets of nonviolence and founded on the conviction that children who have the opportunity to practice peace in the classroom wouldn't just survive school - they'd thrive. Packed with real-world examples from the TEMBA classroom and the author's twenty-two years of "front-line" experience in classrooms on five continents, Peaceable Revolution Through Education offers practical everyday guidance for creating peace in today's learning environments. From tantrums to cellphones to total chaos, Cadden shows us the human beings behind the behaviors, and demonstrates what's possible when the opportunity is taken to build connection. This book dives to the root of the issues, offering insightful looks at the underlying causes of learner struggle, apathy, and rebellion, and dispelling common myths about children ad the nature of learning. From a public high school in South San Francisco to a Waldorf elementary school in South Africa; from a U.N. guarded "classroom" in Kabul, Afghanistan to a Montessori kindergarden in Kansas City, Kansas, ultimately, the author's journey is a reminder that no matter where we come from and no matter where we're going, we are human beings and we love to learn.

If you purchase the book through Amazon Smile at http://smile.amazon.com and choose Community Mediation, Inc. as your designated charity, we receive a portion of the proceeds of the sale.  This is a great way to support us and get your books and other goodies from Amazon.

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