Peaceful Classroom in Action


A K-6 Activity Guide on How to Create one and How to Keep It!

By: Naomi Drew

Teachers, School Counselors

Published: Jalmar Press, 1999
ISBN: 1-880396-61-0
Pages: 192
Size: 8 1/2 x 11


This inspiring, practical, and highly usable activity book shows how to crate peaceful, productive classrooms from the first day of school.  Teach students respect, acceptance, and conflict resolution skills while improving their writing and language skills—important with today’s emphasis on academics and accountability. The Peaceful Classroom in Action will show you how to:

-create a peaceful classroom from the first day of school

-build a climate of respect

-help kids resolve conflicts

-maintain an atmosphere of peacefulness throughout the year

-teach all of your students, even your most difficult, how to be peacemakers

-improve your students’ writing ability as you teach peacemaking concepts

-integrate literature and peacemaking

-build collaboration across the curriculum

-implement effective techniques for dealing with challenging students

These simple peacemaking skills will enhance your students’ emotional competence and make classrooms everywhere caring and inviting places.

Target Group:  K-6 grades

Author Biography:

Naomi Drew is recognized around the world as an expert on conflict resolution, peacemaking, and parenting. Her book, Learning the Skills of Peacemaking was one of the first to introduce peacemaking to public education. Hailed as visionary, her work has enabled educators, parents, and people of all ages to live these skills on a daily basis.

Her work has been featured in magazines, newspapers, radio, and national TV and she has served as a parenting expert for “Classroom Close-ups,” an Emmy-winning public television show.

Naomi Drew is a dynamic speaker who has inspired audiences around the country. She serves as a consultant to school districts, parent groups, and civic organizations, headed the New Jersey State Bar Foundation’s Conflict Resolution Advisory panel for eight years. She is a former teacher.

Ms. Drew has two grown sons who were raised in accordance with the principles she writes about. Their lives are testaments to the value of teaching peacemaking to children from the time they are young. She has over twenty years of experience in the field of peacemaking and conflict resolution and has worked with thousands of parents, children, and educators. She is a registered provider with the NJ State Department of Education Character Education Network.


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