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Spring, 2017 Newsletter
Postcards from the World Peace Game
The World Peace Game Foundation works internationally to train educators in the World Peace Game (WPG) and its core teaching principles. Educators who complete master class training with John Hunter are certified by the Foundation as WPG Facilitators. Currently, the Foundation has trained Facilitators from over 25 countries and across the US. Read on to learn about how these Facilitators are using the WPG with their students...
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Denver, Colorado
Logan School WPG students are all smiles after winning their WPG in March.

Tari St. Marie teaches at the Logan School for Creative Learning, a private school in Denver. She started using the World Peace Game in her classroom in 2014 and just completed facilitating her ninth World Peace Game session!  What drew her to the Game initially was that it allows her students to be in charge—quite literally. “The Game gives them a chance to work through real-world problems and to learn to believe in their own ideas. They get to take chances. Sometimes the risks are successful, sometimes not, but in both cases, they learn. They learn to believe that one person can make a difference, and they learn that it takes everyone to make change happen.”
Morelia, Mexico
UNLA students in the heat of WPG negotiating.

Ada Sandoval-Madrid and her colleague Roberto Govea are teachers at La Universidad Latina de América (UNLA), a high school and university west of Mexico City.  Trained as WPG Facilitators in 2015/16, they sought out the Game as a tool for their teenaged students to grapple with the huge diversity of thoughts, ethnicities, and class divisions on campus. “We saw a strong need to try to foster harmony, coexistence, tolerance, respect and peace among our entire student’s community. What better tool to use than the WPG?” explained Govea. While facilitating the Game, they witnessed remarkable examples of critical thinking, teamwork, and tolerance. When one country leader shocked the group by declaring war on another country and threatening a nuclear attack, leaders from the other countries with help from the United Nations intervened and were able to negotiate a treaty. “Having to experience the frustration and stress of working in an ever-changing and unpredictable environment was an eye-opening experience for both the students and us as educators. We can’t wait to play again!”
Austin, Texas
Headwaters School students playing their first World Peace Game.

Christi Wilson is an upper elementary guide at Headwaters School in Austin. After hearing John speak at a Montessori conference, she immediately thought that the Game would be perfect for her school. “Montessori's focus on empowering children, hands-on, experiential learning, and education for peace fit beautifully with what the World Peace Game does” Wilson explained. After facilitating her first Game this year,”I loved how the children move from being overwhelmed to creative action, and from self-serving to globally-minded through the course of the game. They grapple with what real compromise means. They band together and realize their power to solve really complex, difficult problems.” Some of her favorite reflections from students who played the Game:

I wanted to be a leader. I wanted to experience real stress so I would know what it would be. The stress was hard but the game was awesome.

My thinking in the beginning was “I am so not going to do this we’re going to die!” to thinking harder and faster.

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Summer trainings include:

June 19-23: Charlottesville, Virginia

July 10- 14: Denver, Colorado

August 7-11: Tokyo, Japan

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