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Start Your Classroom’s School Year with a Solutionary Lens

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on August 31, 2015 | Filed under Humane Connection

by Marsha Rakestraw Infusing humane education into classrooms can happen year-round, but how teachers set the stage at the beginning of the year significantly influences the rest of the year. Especially for new teachers, there… More

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5 Minute Changemaker: Download an App for a Better World

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | 2 Comments | Published on August 27, 2015 | Filed under Humane Connection

by Marsha Rakestraw With the proliferation of products, information, and global challenges, we need more tools to help us in our quests to become conscientious citizens and engaged changemakers. Fortunately, websites and smartphone apps focused… More

Kind News

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on August 24, 2015 | Filed under Animal Protection, Citizenship & Community, Early Childhood, Education, Elementary, Humane Education, Humane Living, Language Arts, Magazines, Media & Culture, Middle School, Parenting, Resources, Science, Social Studies/History

Kind News “reveals the beauty and wonder of the animals who share our world while also exploring the challenges they face. Through profiles of amazing kids, features about rescued animals, pet care tips, and how-tos… More

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9 Resources for Finding Changemaking Jobs

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on August 6, 2015 | Filed under Humane Connection

by Marsha Rakestraw One of my favorite questions to ask people is what they’d do with their time if money were not an issue. There are a range of responses focused on fun, relaxation, and… More

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Resources for Funding Your Humane Education or Changemaking Project

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on July 29, 2015 | Filed under Humane Connection

by Marsha Rakestraw You’re passionate about creating a better world. You have a great idea. But what you lack is the funding to implement your project. Many a great changemaking idea has been stifled by… More

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Cultivating Changemakers at IHE’s Student Residency

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on July 23, 2015 | Filed under Humane Connection

Twelve students traveled to IHE’s campus in Surry, Maine, for our week-long graduate student residency. Students and faculty gathered for a week of connection, exploration, and collaboration, focused on honing their humane education skills and… More

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Beyond Carnism

by Melanie Joy

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on July 20, 2015 | Filed under Animal Protection, College/Adult, Food & Diet, High School, Language Arts, Media & Culture, Psychology, Resources, Science, Social Studies/History, Videos/Movies

“Every day we engage in a behavior that requires us to distort our thoughts, numb our feelings, and act against our core values, and which enables a global atrocity that can make even the most… More

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2015 “Animal Tracker” Report Shows Strong Belief in Protecting Animals

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on July 20, 2015 | Filed under Humane Connection

by Marsha Rakestraw Faunalytics (formerly called the Humane Resource Council) has released its Year 8 “Animal Tracker” survey of U.S. adults, which serves to capture attitudes and behaviors toward animals. The focus of the questions… More

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Cat Found

by Ingrid Lee

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on July 19, 2015 | Filed under Animal Protection, Books, Children's Books, Citizenship & Community, Elementary, Language Arts, Media & Culture, Middle School, Politics & Democracy, Resources, Social Studies/History

Billy’s small town has a problem: feral cats. Community members are outraged at the growing cat colonies throughout the city, and many want them exterminated. Billy feels differently. When he stumbles across an abused and… More

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Humane Education in Action: Writing for the Future

Written by blogger | No Comments | Published on July 16, 2015 | Filed under Humane Connection

by Michele Leavitt and Célie Pierre From Michele: In 2012, Zoe Weil visited our campus as the Women’s Environmental Leadership awardee, and so began my interest in humane education. Later that year, with three other… More