“If we are to teach real peace in the world, we shall have to begin with the children.” -Gandhi
I was paging through some old photographs this morning and found this one from several years ago. I paused, remembering this wonderful class I looped with and our two year unit on “peace” initiated by a first grader who grew up in Afghanistan, and then I began to cry. This photo captured some of the emotions that have been roller coasting through my mind these past 9 days. It does begin with our children. I feel so lucky to be an educator and to have the opportunity to make a difference and truly teach peace.
Thanks for sharing, Katie. What wonderful thoughts to share at this season of peace and joy.
Beautiful. I so believe in teaching to their hearts.
Forever in First
So beautiful and so true.
Love this post!
I started my year out with a similar idea: http://all-en-a-days-work.blogspot.com/2012/09/a-peaceful-start-to-year.html
Thanks for sharing.