EVERY KID CAN BE A PEACEMAKER.

LET THEM SHARE, ONE STORY AT A TIME.

 
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Transform conflicts into rich learning experiences.

While humans are wired to communicate and relate, our ability to do so skillfully requires training and repeated face-to-face practice.

SHARE is a multisensory storytelling routine that harnesses the power of curiosity and applied neuroscience to teach critical social emotional skills to our next generation of leaders.

SHARE synthesizes professional experience and training in Social and Emotional Learning (SEL), Nonviolent Communication, mindfulness, linguistics, literacy, leadership, special education and human development with perspectives from neuroscience, psychology, anthropology and the social sciences.

Learn the SHARE routine for peaceful problem solving by downloading the free resources below.

 

The SHARE routine for

Peaceful Problem Solving

We begin building our social emotional skills in childhood. Add SHARE to your family or classroom peace corner. Learn to IDENTIFY, ORGANIZE and COMMUNICATE.

 
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Identify

Visual word banks help identify emotions and needs.

Developing emotional literacy increases self-awareness, emotional regulation and empathy. Learning universal human needs creates common ground as a starting point for peaceful problem solving.

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Organize

A simple framework organizes story.

Understanding story structure improves sequencing, consequential thinking, comprehension and academic achievement. Embedded leadership concepts teach the process of collaborative problem solving.

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Communicate

Empathic listening creates connection.

Giving the gift of our full attention and retelling someone’s story grows understanding, perspective and empathy. Deeply connecting with another human being’s experience in this way helps us use kind, calm communication to find win-win solutions without resorting to violence.

 

 
 

Video Resources

 

Social and emotional learning (SEL) is the process through which children and adults acquire and effectively apply the knowledge, attitudes, and skills necessary to understand and manage emotions, set and achieve positive goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain positive relationships, and make responsible decisions.

Peace Corner. Students practice self-regulation and manage their stress and frustration in a de-escalation space in each classroom.

The Leader in Me process helps develop the essential life skills and characteristics students need in order to thrive in the 21st century. The Leader in Me is integrated into a school's core curriculum and everyday language so that it isn't "one more thing" teachers and administrators have to do.

Empathy. What is the best way to ease someone's pain and suffering? In this beautifully animated RSA Short, Dr Brené Brown reminds us that we can only create a genuine empathic connection if we are brave enough to really get in touch with our own fragilities.

Calming Your Angry Brain. The inspiration for "Just Breathe" first came about a little over a year ago when I overheard my then 5-year-old son talking with his friend about how emotions affect different regions of the brain, and how to calm down by taking deep breaths - all things they were beginning to learn in Kindergarten at their new school, Citizens of the World Charter School, in Mar Vista, CA.

Why Do We Lose Control of Our Emotions? Simple, easy-to-understand whiteboard animation to help early Elementary-aged children gain an understanding of the way their brains work to recognize and manage their emotions. This is intended as a beginning resource to help children, parents, educators, and those who work with children to encourage mindfulness, empathy, and emotional regulation.

Emotions and the Brain. The Sentis Brain Animation Series takes you on a tour of the brain through a series of short and sharp animations. The fifth in the series explains what is happening in our brains as we experience emotions -- both the helpful and unhelpful ones!

Childhood Trauma. In this 60 Minutes, Oprah Winfrey reports on the science of trauma-informed care and the lifetime effects of childhood trauma on brain development and behavior. By learning the importance of asking What happened to you? versus What’s wrong with you?, Oprah shares that "This story has had more impact on me than practically anything I've ever done,"

Storytelling. Why is storytelling important? We tell you all you need to know about it: the why, the how, even the science behind it. How have stories evolved over the years, how they help create shared purpose, and how telling a great story can help your brand grab attention.

Novelist Chimamanda Adichie tells the story of how she found her authentic cultural voice -- and warns that if we hear only a single story about another person or country, we risk a critical misunderstanding.