Last week, I got to judge National History Day entries at my grandkids' elementary school. It got me thinking. A lot. Read about it here.
Just before Christmas, I spent a week in Oman, while attending a retreat on reconciliation. The trip taught me a lot about peacebuilding, starting with the country itself.
Last weekend, I attended an annual conference for community college peacebuilding professors. Each year, I come away impressed by how much these faculty members are able to accomplish and shocked by how little attention we pay to these hidden gems in American higher education.
In teaching about peacebuilding and conflict resolution, concepts are critical. None is more important than bright spots and positive deviance. Here are some examples and teaching tips.