"We should urge our students to see through many differences amongst nations and cultures and look at the aspirations and
wisdom common to all of us as human beings."—Jing Lin (in Transforming Education for Peace, 2008, p. 313)

Detail of Think, Care, Act artwork by J. Kadir CannonStudents can learn to care for, respect, and appreciate the people around them, from family to peers and teachers to local and global neighbors. Teachers and parents can help children widen their circles of care and appreciate people as both similar and different from themselves.

Making others feel safe, respected, and welcome is a prerequisite for living and working effectively and cooperatively with others—in and out of the classroom.

Simultaneously, we must teach our students to love and be good citizens of our own classrooms, communities, and countries as well as to love and participate in the global family. With this recognition of our common humanity, universal human rights, and shared dreams, our students can begin to care without boundaries. 

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