From Austria to Australia, the internationally diverse group of teachers and industry professionals comprised one of the largest groups the WPG Master Class has ever hosted. Many teachers brought unique insights from their local classrooms and school systems. A Croatian school administrator was even in attendance, hoping to institute the World Peace Game as a teaching tool in her school system on a broader basis.
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'World Peace Game' Teaches Kids Cooperation, Compassion
Think back to fourth grade. What were you doing in school? Were you practicing fractions? Learning photosynthesis? Maybe you were studying the British colonization of the New World?
Well, if we fast-forward to now, a modern-day fourth grader named Sarah Schmidt has been up to something a little bit different.
“We made the treaty last week about buying the land,” she explains. “And once we bought the land we bought 20,000 troops before that, with our solar-power plants, our two submarines and our oxygen-production plant. So now we’re scattering them and making sure that areas are covered for military strike.”
Sarah Schmidt, you see, isn’t just a fourth grader at Agnor-Hurt Elementary School in Charlottesville, Va. Sarah Schmidt is an officer in the United Nations.Full Article
John Hunter: Building Civilization One Child at a Time
Inspired Teaching’s Executive Director, Aleta Margolis, recently spoke with veteran educator John Hunter, author of “World Peace and Other 4th-Grade Achievements.” Today’s blog post captures Aleta and John’s conversation in a Q & A.Full Article
World Peace and Other Infinite Possibilities: Educator John Hunter Talks to SLJ
By Karyn M. Peterson
If (and when) future generations succeed in saving the world, we may all have John Hunter to thank.
The veteran teacher, educational consultant, and author has been inspiring creative and critical thinking, compassion, confidence, and pragmatic problem solving in kids for 35 years through his innovative World Peace Game, his unyielding positivity and optimism, and his intuitive understanding of what kids’ need to succeed.Full Article
Abhijay and his fellow Hillside students from all over the world have a unique understanding of global competency and cross cultural understanding that make John Hunter's World Peace Game accessible and interesting to them.
Here's a Preview Video of the Interview:
You can find the full interview linked below.
The Hawaii Community Foundation, Pam Omidiyar, hundreds of teachers, Bob Peters, Bruce Schauble, Nainoa Thompson, Phil Bossert, Lucy Ahn, Robert Witt -- so many of the people whom we met in Hawai'i I had heard of for years because of their deep and formidable work. It was a feeling of homecoming to meet them in person when we arrived and come to know what the aloha spirit is through the wonderful interactions and exchanges we had everywhere!
Some wonderful new people that we met were Colleen, Robbie, and Jana from the Pillars of Peace Hawai'i project who highlight peace leaders who exemplify the Spirit of Hawai'i in their work. John Hunter were delighted to spend the afternoon talking with them about their work and about his. We appreciate the nice profile of the World Peace Game and the work that John is doing with the Martin Institute to teach teachers that they have shared on their website.