Nonviolence 101: Crash Course for Educators

Create harmony in your classroom, teach students about nonviolence, and revitalize your sense of personal wellbeing.

For Body, Mind, and Spirit

As a caring educator, you likely juggle the wellbeing of your students alongside complex relationships with colleagues, administrators, and parents. While this course is designed to help you harness the power of nonviolence in your professional role, it also aims to revitalize your sense of personal wellbeing (peace begins within each one of us, after all!).

Nonviolence 101 is especially for educators who want to create harmony in their classrooms—and in the broader world around them. Wondering how to expand your own understanding of nonviolence while encouraging students at any grade level to grow into peacebuilders themselves? This self-guided course will lend you plenty of inspiration. Feel called to teach nonviolence? Take advantage of the downloadable lesson plans and schedule a 30-minute consultation with the Metta Center for Nonviolence.

Completion of this course qualifies you for 1 CEU.


"Nonviolence is the greatest power

at the disposal of humankind.”

– Mahatma Gandhi –

Your Instructor

Metta Center for Nonviolence
Metta Center for Nonviolence

The Metta Center for Nonviolence provides educational resources on the safe and effective use of nonviolence, with the recognition that it’s not about putting the right person in power but awakening the right kind of power in people. We advance a higher image of humankind while empowering people to explore the question: How does nonviolence work, and how can I actively contribute to a happier, more peaceful society? The Metta Center holds special consultative status at the UN (Economic and Social Council).


This course is based on 5 animations. These fun, short videos will inspire you (and even your students!) to bridge gaps between peacebuilding in the classroom and building a peaceful world that works for everyone.

Want to teach Nonviolence 101 to your students? This course includes downloadable lesson plans for grades Pre-K to 7 and 8 to 12, along with other classroom resources. Your personal wellbeing matters a lot, so we're also including guided relaxation practices just for you—enjoy!

Frequently Asked Questions

When does this course start and finish?
That’s entirely up to you! Nonviolence 101: Crash Course for Educators is a self-paced program, so you decide when to start and finish it. The course is grouped into 5 simple lessons, making it a breeze to cover the material in a set amount of time, such as 5 days or 5 weeks—whatever works best for you.
Do I need any special materials to take this course?
All you really need a reliable internet connection. You may want to you have a pen and paper on hand to take notes, as you’ll probably get all kinds of new ideas :).
Can you suggest a way to bring this course into the classroom?
Absolutely! You’ll of course want to complete the course on your own first, so you can absorb the material and consider how to fold it into your teaching. We make that easy for you with downloadable lesson plans other free resources for your classroom (grades Pre-K to 7 and 8 to 12). Once you've completed the course, you can also request a 1-on-1 consultation with the Metta Center for Nonviolence.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like—across any and all devices you own.
Do you offer discounts or scholarships?
We've aimed to make this course as accessible and affordable as possible. Yet we wouldn't want the cost to prohibit any educator from taking this course. If you're interested in taking Nonviolence 101 and need a discount or scholarship to access it, please let us know: [email protected]
Is this course eligible for CEUs?
Completing this course qualifies you to earn 1 CEU.

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