Dominic Barter: Respect Means to Look Again

Published by EducationNews.org — We live in a super-aggressive world.  Those who want peace must be able to walk towards the conflict. I have hated the word “respect.”  What does it mean?  It grates constantly as it’s overused in political discourse, the media, discipline conversations and among co-workers.  Especially annoying are those posters in school hallways demandingContinue reading “Dominic Barter: Respect Means to Look Again”

Juvenile Justice Is Not Only Blind, But Deaf

Published by EducationNews.org — Increasingly, the formal legal system has taken responsibility for conflict management out of the hands of ordinary people. Sometimes achieving Justice is as simple as listening until the victim feels heard. Increasingly, the formal legal system has taken responsibility for conflict management out of the hands of ordinary people.  The restorative justice movement isContinue reading “Juvenile Justice Is Not Only Blind, But Deaf”

If Only Congress Could Get a Divorce.

Published by EducationNews.org — If you want healthy harmony, model the behavior you want to see. “Americans assume that good relationships are about harmony. They are not. On the contrary, good relations are those that handle strife well. Our task is to know and teach that every relationship involves conflict and resolving conflict.” – Donald Shriver,Continue reading “If Only Congress Could Get a Divorce.”