1What is Teach Peace Now's Mission?
Teach Peace Now grew out of concerns by parents and teachers for the need for more information and high quality materials that addressed issues related to peaceful co-existence in the home, the classroom, the community, and the world. We are anti-bias, anti-racism, anti-bullying, and dedicated to fighting injustice everywhere. We encourage you to share these ideas with your family, your children, your students, your neighbors, even with strangers. If we all work at it, we can make the world a more peaceful place—one person at a time.
2How is Teach Peace Now funded?
This website is linked to TeachPeaceNow.org—a source for lessons, book reviews, school projects and peace happenings. Both sites are non-commercial, and not-for-profit created by educators for parents and teachers. The materials offered are copyrighted by Teach Peace Now and offered free to parents and teachers for educational purposes only. Commercial use is strictly prohibited.
3Who can contribute to Teach Peace Now?
We welcome contributions and encouragement from parents and peace educators everywhere. Reach us by e-mail at email@example.com. We can also be found on Facebook at Teach Peace Now and on Twitter @TeachPeaceNow
4How does Teach Peace Now select books to review?
Teach Peace Now regularly reviews new books for children and adults on topics related to our mission. Reviews are published here and on Amazon and Goodreads. We invite authors and publishers to send new releases to PO Box 285, Chenango Bridge, NY 13745. All books sent for review will be distributed to our followers after being reviewed.
5Who administers Teach Peace Now?
Dr. Joan Bouza Koster, an instructor at Broome Community College in Binghamton, New York. She holds degrees in art education from Adelphi University, elementary education from Temple University, and a doctorate in education from Binghamton University.Her dissertation focused on forming teacher study/research groups to address racism through children's literature. She regularly conducts workshops on the arts, media literacy, and addressing social justice issues. Tim Wolcott taught secondary level science courses for 22 years, mostly at Waverly, NY Middle / High School. As Adjunct Professor at the University of Albany he directed Waverly HS's twelve-college credit Science Research Program. Tim holds a Bachelors in Geology and a Masters in Earth Science education from Binghamton University. During his teaching career, Tim taught Life Science, Physical Science, Earth Science, Integrated Science and Environmental Science. He also coordinated the district's greenhouse projects that included constructing seven raised beds filled with flowers and produce destined for sale to benefit local at-risk youth. Prior and coincident to his teaching experience, Tim has been a restaurant cook, medical laboratory technician, oceanographic research assistant, well site geological crew chief, drilling fluids engineer and general insurance broker as well as Chairman of the Recycling and Waste Management Committee of the Broome County Environmental Management Council. His current interests include giving direct support for local peace education outreach through becoming a Board Member of Broome County Peace Action as well as organizing an inmate / community member gardening program at the Broome County Jail. Meanwhile, Tim continues to advocate for fossil fuel divestment, anti-fracking and other actions designed to mitigate climate change.