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Heart Talk For Kids

Teacher curricula for 3 age groups, each with 16 lessons on a CD. Based on NVC and Unitarian Universalist principles, but also relevant to a much larger audience and easily adaptable for public schools, homeschooling or any small groups.

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Giraffe Juice Workbook

Companion workbook to Giraffe Juice: The Magic of Making Life Wonderful offering a fun and entertaining way for parents and teachers to share NVC with young people aged 8 to 12. The books complement each other and either can be read first.

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Giraffe Juice

Giraffe Juice is a fun introduction to the world of Nonviolent Communication for ages 8-12 (and most adults). What's the secret to making peace with people who are hard to get on with? You probably already know, but sometimes forget.

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Waldorf in the Home: Series

A series of 7 audio and 2 video recordings focused on NVC in the context of Waldorf education with John Cunningham, Deanna L'am and Lorena Allen. Some titles include a downloadable handout and all are available from 'Waldorf In The Home'.

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Connect With Respect

Materials created out of the 'Nonviolent Communication and Urban Beats Film Project'. The project took place in London in 2004 by a group of 17 year old students from NewVIc College, London. Includes handbook, DVD and the project materials.

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Peaceable Revolution

Catherine Cadden's practical guidance for creating peace in learning environments. Based on an experiment from the conviction that children who have the chance to practice peace in the classroom won't just survive school - they'd thrive.

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The No-Fault Classroom

Educator tools, based on NVC, to help students learn to resolve their own conflicts. Written by Sura Hart and Victoria Kindle Hodson as a series of 21 lessons, materials and adaptable scripts suitable for educators of children aged 7-12.

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Growing Up In Trust

Justine Mol's alternative to raising children by reward and punishment based on NVC. Based on the idea that 'traditional' ways of raising kids leads to disinterest, shame, fear and aggressive competition and that NVC offers an alternative.

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Teaching Children Compassionately

Marshall Rosenberg's NVC booklet about teaching centred on compassionate connection. An address to a Montessori educators' conference shows the role of power and punishment in schools, challenging educators to motivate students differently.

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Compassionate Classroom

Complete curriculum to teaching Nonviolent Communication to elementary age students. By Sura Hart and Victoria Kindle Hodson with exercises, activities, charts and cutouts making it easy to create lesson plans for a day, week or whole year.

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Life Enriching Education

Marshall Rosenberg's book about transforming schools into life-serving environments. Based on NVC, this shows how our language and organizational structures directly impact student potential, trust, self-esteem and enjoyment of learning.

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Giraffe Classroom

Nonviolent Communication book written by Nancy Sokol Green for parents and teachers. Ideal for anyone who wants to use concrete exercises to learn Nonviolent Communication. Style is humorous and creative with thought-provoking activities.

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Free Education Resources


Conflict Management In Higher Education
Margaret Thomas Kelso, Ombudsperson of Humboldt State University writes in 2005 about how the tools of Nonviolent Communication have helped solve conflicts at the university in personal use and also through the communication protocols.
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NVC in Swedish Schools
Marianne Gothlin on NVC in Swedish Schools to create environments for learning. "If we are serious about implementing democratic values, we need to integrate and express them in daily work, not only through beautiful words in plans."
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NVC in the Waldorf School
Crossing the threshold a thousand times a day: social artistry in the Waldorf School using Nonviolent Communication. Brian Gannon addresses the question, "How does NVC relate to Anthroposophy, and can it be helpful in the Waldorf movement?"
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Transforming Power Relations
The Invisible Revolution, article written by Miki Kashtan. "Staying in dialogue is no small feat. It is hard to remember, as NVC suggests, that other people’s actions, no matter how painful to us, are simply attempts to meet their needs."
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