Academic and Social Benefits

Educators have standards to meet. Educators have data to collect. I understand that. So I wanted to share my observatons from teaching Chappell’s work in both my high school and college classes.

Anecdotal Evidence from Teaching Peace Literacy:

Academic Skills for the Students

  1. Students read nonfiction that properly cites references.
  2. Students recognize citations that provide information to primary documents.
  3. Students learn the importance of repetition to provide the necessary focus.
  4. Students gain understanding of historical references for relevant background information.
  5. Students study Greek mythology references for universal metaphors of the human condition.
  6. Students study practical pedagogy for useful strategies for creating more peace.
  7. Students read anecdotes for understanding and for use as supporting claims.
  8. Students recognize relevant examples that fit into the set curriculum.

Social Skills for the Students in the Classroom and Beyond

  1. Students learn to reflect and dialogue.
  2. Students learn the explanations of root causes of behavior.
  3. Students begin to understand the root causes of aggression in themselves and in others.
  4. Students understand the importance of listening and communication.
  5. Students learn conflict resolution.
  6. Students begin to understand interpersonal skills.
  7. Students learn the importance of introspection.
  8. Students gain an ability to see the nuances in situations.
  9. Students gain the knowledge to be more reflective.
  10. Students become more empathetic to the unfamiliar.
  11. Students dialogue with others who do not share the same beliefs in an authentic manner.
  12. Students learn life-long skills for college, the workplace, and life.