Our 20 hour training immerses participants in the philosophy and strategies of Kingian Nonviolence, based on the work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. We encourage administrator attendance, so that together with the teaching staff they can devise a plan for implementation of the training curriculum. We pledge to assist with implementation, so that the climate and culture of the school can improve. For a proposal and cost, contact Robin Wildman at firstname.lastname@example.org
NSRI will send a representative to present to staff who are interested in the after school training . The presentation will describe the training modules and the positive effects the training will produce.
NSRI will present a workshop (length from 1-3 hours) as a precursor for the 20-hour training. As a stand alone, our workshops give participants a preliminary look into Dr. King's philosophy and how individuals react to conflict. We will devise workshops based on the need of a school.
NSRI staff will present a Nonviolence workshop to parents and guardians at any school site in Rhode Island. Price dependent on length of time of the workshop.
NSRI staff will conduct a 40 hour training to certify middle and high school students as Youth Trainers. Goal: trained students will be role models and teachers of the Kingian Nonviolence principles and strategies for their peers, and for younger students.
NSRI staff will conduct book clubs for educators, parents, and guardians. These are suggested titles (other books may be suggested by the school):
How to be an Antiracist, by Ibram X. Kendi
We Want to Do More Than Survive, by Bettina L. Love
So You Want To Talk About Race, by Ijeoma Oluo
Training educators, administrators, and other school personnel outside of the school facilities, combining people from different schools and districts, is an enriching experience. Our participants bring their knowledge and passion back to their schools and community! For more information click the button and
You will learn the concrete Nonviolence Steps, based on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s strategies, to solve conflicts and reconcile relationships.
Our work meets all of the Rhode Island Social Emotional Learning standards.
Kingian Nonviolence will provide a framework for the SEL programs you are already using.
Our Institute presents unique ways to teach the Kingian philosophy and Nonviolence conflict reconciliation strategies to your students.
Our trainers have years of experience and unique backgrounds. Their presentation styles are captivating! As one teacher stated, "I loved the unique, diverse, eclectic, dynamic team!"
An important part of our training is investigating ways to enhance classroom and school communities so that they reflect the Kingian goal of creating the Beloved Community.
"Before training I wasn't sure how to settle conflicts between students. After training I was given concrete steps to solve conflicts that arise in the classroom as well as strategies to reconcile differences between the students."
"The teaching of the Principles has restructured my self-concept and my world view, bringing me so much joy and peace as well as a purpose-filled life."
Our Winter Institute took place on three consecutive Saturdays beginning on the MLK Weekend, January 18, then January 25 and ended February 1, 2020. We are pleased to have certified 21 educators!
In response to the emotional and physical violence that has become pervasive in society, and the need for educators to learn Nonviolence strategies to address these conflicts, NSRI conducted an innovative initiative that will address the urgent need to create more peaceful and inclusive classroom and school environments. The Nonviolent Schools Summer Institute was attended by educators who were interested in learning practical strategies to transform the climate and culture of their schools. The event was held at the University of Rhode Island Kingston campus.
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Kingian Nonviolence experiential training shifts participants' perspectives about addressing conflicts, and includes the restorative process of reconciliation.
*Modules include: shared values, the 6 Principles of Nonviolence, emotional and physical levels of violence and de-escalation techniques, civil rights history, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s philosophy of Nonviolence, Steps to reconcile conflict, building community in classrooms and schools, social emotional learning, and more!