Peacebuilders and I-Think bring you a challenge that is relevant to every student, school and community.
Together we can build cultures of well-being!
Applications to participate open March 26th to April 4th, 2019
You and your students are invited to act as consultants to Peacebuilders Canada. To participate in the I-Think Challenge 2019, students will use Integrative Thinking to engage in creative problem-solving and to make recommendations. Students will share their recommendations with Peacebuilders and will be invited to showcase their work at the Rotman School of Management. Teachers will get a series of resources, including videos to launch the challenge, slides and lesson plans, to guide your students.
Peacebuilders need your students’ insights and innovative solutions as they embark on a new facet of their work. Peacebuilders’ Restorative Schools Programs work in partnership with schools to establish a whole-school commitment to restorative mindsets and practices. Through capacity-building within school communities, restorative practices are embedded into the school culture to strengthen relationships and build greater cohesion within the school.
Peacebuilders has one guiding question and two tensions they need help thinking through. They have a lot of experience working with high schools. They are increasingly being invited to work with elementary schools. They know that they need to think differently so they can be good partners. Students will be asked to act as consultants to Peacebuilders by answering: How might Peacebuilders support elementary schools in building a culture of well-being?
Grade 6 – 8 Challenge
Peacebuilders has focused on building capacity in educators and students to resolve conflicts in a restorative way. Should they continue to focus on building capacity in the school community or should they act as consultants that schools can call when they are struggling with conflict management?
K – 5 Challenge
Peacebuilders can be a good partner in building capacity in others. Do they focus their efforts on building capacity in educators to use restorative practices or through workshops with students to build their skills for healthy conflict resolution?