This course focuses on the strategies and practices that create and sustain a cooperative, collaborative and peaceful learning community. It starts with the individual and moves out in concentric circles to classroom, school, local community and global community. We address the very fundamental concept of creating connection among the group individuals. Based on brain research, the state of connectedness facilitates full brain integration allowing optimal learning and receptiveness. It has also been determined that humans choose to behave based on their level of positive connection to each other (social group). Participants will be armed with a toolbox of concrete activities that will transform themselves, their classrooms and environments.