The Montessori Peace Hub, an online platform for a global community to share peace-related content, has launched today in recognition of the UN International Day of Peace 2018. Created by Barbara Isaacs, our Global Ambassador, under the banner ‘We are stronger together’, it’s the first global online Montessori peace resource of its kind, and we’d love you to be part of it.
Help us build up content and resources by contributing your peace-related articles, news and other materials. Promote the hub through your social and education networks.
“Establishing a lasting peace is the work of education; all politics can do is to keep us out of war”
Maria Montessori, 1937.
Peace is an important part of Montessori education. Maria Montessori envisaged peace at the core of human existence and the child as its herald. She encouraged us to:
- Study peace and its positive impact on all communities, cultures and counties;
- See peace as a way of life, not simply as an absence of conflict but as an opportunity to reform the future of humanity and of society;
- Seek inner peace in our daily life.
We know that most Montessori training institutes, schools, teachers and pupils place this positive approach at the heart of their curriculum and that it features strongly within the personal, social and emotional areas of child development.
Hub content will include:
- Information on Montessori’s aspirations for peace
- Reference books
- Links with other organisations promoting peace
- Discussion forums
- Case studies of individuals and organisations who have contributed to peace initiatives in classrooms or at home
- Archives of songs and videos
- Interviews with children, parents, teachers and Montessori organisations talking about peace
Whether you are a Montessori institute, school, teacher, parent or student we would love you contribute to the Montessori Peace Hub. If you have peace-related content that you are happy to share on our hub, please get in touch with Barbara Isaacs.
Fancy a free course?
Education for Peace, one of our online learning courses, started this week, it’s not too late to sign-up and join the discussions with our students. Over 1000 people across 70 countries are already enjoying the course, so book your place to take part today.