Susan Gelber Cannon

Episcopal Academy

“Peace can be taught in practically every discipline if teachers truly concerned about the fate of this planet and its inhabitants have resources like this book to guide them….” renowned peace educator Ian Harris writes. Acclaimed character educator Thomas Lickona offers this praise: “The writing is excellent: passionate and personal, blending serious content with an engaging, reader-friendly style. The book is available from Information Age Publishing in 2011.

Susan Gelber Cannon is an American educator with 30 years of classroom experience. Her special fields of interest are character, global, multicultural, and peace education: developing teaching methods to help children to think, care, and act honorably and globally. Trained in moral development at Harvard Graduate School of Education, she teaches history and English, as well as Model UN, peacemaking, and debate at The Episcopal Academy, near Philadelphia, PA, in the United States. Cannon has also taught middle school students and trained teachers in China and Japan. She gives presentations and workshops on peace education strategies at conferences globally. She and her husband (the artist J. Kadir Cannon) initiated a Citizens’ Peace Tour in 2006, to Japan, China, Canada, Denmark, and Norway.

Cannon also created the website to provide rationales and resources for teaching for peace in many disciplines. New updates to the site are in progress. On the site teachers, parents, and students will find rationales and resources to teach and work for peace locally and globally.

Her blog at, provides further reflection and resources for peace and justice education.