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Paul R Bareis


Peacemaker

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Paul R Bareis


Peacemaker

 
If we are to teach real peace in this world, and if we are to carry on a real war against war, we shall have to begin with the children.
— Mahatma Gandhi
 
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The Pax Curriculum


During this activity, a student is 'bombarded' with compliments by other students.

The Pax Curriculum


During this activity, a student is 'bombarded' with compliments by other students.

 

A social and Emotional curriculum

"Pax" meaning "peace" in Latin is the ultimate goal of this yearlong, comprehensive curriculum.  Designed for elementary age children, it teaches them to make positive choices in how they respect and care for themselves, others and this beautiful world that we live in.

 
 
Paul, the author on the left, with his son Lucas, the illustrator, on the right

Paul, the author on the left, with his son Lucas, the illustrator, on the right

The author, Paul r bareis

Designed and written by a master teacher, this curriculum responds to many of the needs and questions that the author observed and heard from children over his 25+ years in the classroom.  By consistently using this curriculum in his own classroom, he not only created a community where there was much less physical and emotional violence, but one where the students treated each other with kindness and respect; a joyful community!

We are very happy to know that you are creating these invaluable lessons in the classroom for the children. It’s like a pebble in a pond, spreading the ripples of compassion towards all of humanity by each child’s learning as they grow and exert their influence on the world.
— Warmly, Dianne (a parent)

Contents

This curriculum is made up of approximately 133 lessons that correspond to the calendar school year.  Also included are posters that can be posted to strike the student's imagination, used to get them thinking about the topic and/or can be colored in.  Finally, and very importantly, are the included homework sheets.  Not only will these reinforce the skills and concepts at home, but will also educate the parents/family on these important topics.

Click on the cover to preview The Pax Curriculum

Click on the cover to preview The Pax Curriculum


Team building occurs as the participants experience many of the lessons!

Workshops

While The Pax Curriculum is written in an easy to follow format (see the preview above) a half or full day workshop can get the faculty excited about the concept of peacemaking, help them feel more confident in the use of the curriculum and even serve as a team building activity for them!  In the past, I've presented at eight regional or national American Montessori Society conferences and have been a presenter/teacher trainer at the Montessori Education Center of the Rockies.  My workshops and teaching is always highly rated.

Please contact me directly using the CONTACT button for pricing and date availability. 

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Montessori Peace Academy of Colorado


Montessori Peace Academy of Colorado


 
There are those who look at things the way they are, and ask why... I dream of things that never were, and ask why not
— Robert Kennedy

A vision for the future

We have the power to alter the world that we live in.  The choices we make today will affect our children and our children's children.  The vision is to create a peace school, no, actually a network of such schools that span our world spreading the reality of peace.  Interested in making a REAL difference?  Please contact me.

 
 
Graphic by Lucas Bareis-Golumb, former Montessori student

Graphic by Lucas Bareis-Golumb, former Montessori student

Mission Statement:

Montessori Peace Academy of Colorado

Proactively making a positive impact:

* Mentoring conflict resolution and peacemaking skills

* Fostering a love of learning through child-centered, hands-on, individualized, dynamic education

* Meeting the social & emotional needs of each child in a loving and supportive community


Envision a school where:

 Montessori:  Hands-on materials and experiential teaching methods, the creative arts and cultural experiences are used to meet the needs of the individual child.

Peace: Students learn and practice each day how to care for and respect themselves others and the environment in order to create a peaceful community & world.

Academy:  A community of scholars, with high academic standards, learn how to utilize critical thinking skills to solve real life challenges.

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Colorado:  We reach out to the rest of the world through curricular development, training future teachers, planting schools and service projects.   

My classroom at the Montessori School of Denver was proof that such a peaceful, learning environment can be created.



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