Life-Enriching Education

Nonviolent Communication Helps Schools Improve Performance, Reduce Conflict, and Enhance Relationships.

By Marshall B. Rosenberg

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How educators can use nonviolent communication in classrooms and schools.
When Students Love to Learn and Teachers Love to TeachIn this revolutionary book, Marshall Rosenberg empowers educators to transform schools into life-serving, learning-rich environments that maximize the potential of each student. Filled with insight, adaptable exercises and role-plays, Life-Enriching Education gives educators practical skills to generate mutually respectful classroom relationships. Discover how our language and organizational structures directly impact student potential, trust, self-esteem and student enjoyment in their learning. Rediscover the joy of teaching in a classroom where each person’s needs are respected! Learn Practical Skills to:- Maximize student potential- Strengthen your classroom community- Resolve and prevent conflicts peacefully- Improve the quality of classroom and school relationships.


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“Marshall’s book profoundly questions present-day thinking on education and educational structures. The principles in this book can generate more harmony in our classrooms, homes, and societies. All educators and parents should have Life-Enriching Education.”
—Dr. Jeannette Vos, coauthor, The Learning Revolution

“This book offers teachers a proven process and skills for creating a classroom environment in which their students can truly thrive. I highly recommend it.”
—Dr. Thomas Gordon, coauthor, Parent Effectiveness Training (P.E.T.) and Teacher Effectiveness Training (T.E.T.)

Online Reviews

“Rosenberg offers here a revolutionary model for education. It’s a model he helped schools put into practice. There are entire schools based on this model now. There are children in these schools learning to teach each other, learning to set objectives mutually with their teachers, choosing their teachers among their classmates, learning to resolve conflicts, and learning to play peacemaker (mediator) between one another. That’s so amazing, I teared up a lot of times when reading this book. If I had had that in school, how different my life would be now.”
—Online reviewer

“The book is clear and has solid ideas on transforming our education from one that teaches children to be dominated by their “superiors” to one that encourages them to find and express themselves powerfully and nonviolently. If all educators would read this book I believe that it would lead to a more peaceful and healthy world.”
—Online reviewer

“A hopeful guide to bringing the ‘love of learning’ back into education…starting with cultivating trusting respectful relationships in the classroom.”
—Online reviewer

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