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Book cover: Red: A Crayon's StoryBook cover: Red: A Crayon's Story

Red: A Crayon’s Story

by Michael Hall

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on March 15, 2016 | Filed under Arts, Books, Children's Books, Citizenship & Community, Early Childhood, Education, Elementary, Language Arts, Media & Culture, Psychology, Resources

It was clear to everyone that something was not right with Red. Red’s strawberries were blue. When Red tried to make orange with Yellow, it came out all wrong. Teachers tried to help; so did… More

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Humane Education Lesson Plan: Growing Changemakers

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on October 8, 2015 | Filed under Humane Connection

IHE M.Ed. student Rachel Filtz created this fun, visual, interactive activity, which can be used with teachers or students to help them reflect on their journey and impact as humane educators (or changemakers) and to… More

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Humane Education Activity: Wonder Box

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | 1 Comment | Published on September 10, 2015 | Filed under Humane Connection

Start nurturing reverence for nature and a sense of wonder from the first day of school. The Wonder Box is used to hold a collection of various natural found objects (shells, leaves, feathers, rocks, etc.)…. More

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I Am a Humane Educator: Kit Jagoda

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on July 2, 2015 | Filed under Humane Connection, Humane Education in Action

IHE M.Ed. student Kit Jagoda has been a public school art teacher for more than 28 years. She and her husband also co-founded River’s Wish Animal Sanctuary, which is in Spokane, Washington. And, as a… More

Consejo de Todos Los Seres Vivos

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on July 8, 2014 | Filed under Animal Protection, Arts, College/Adult, Elementary, Environmental Protection, High School, Human Rights, Language Arts, Lesson Plans/Activities, Middle School, Resources, Science, Social Studies/History, Spanish

¿Qué espera una montaña? ¿Y un lobo, una vaca o un rio? Los participantes deben de convertirse en una parte de la naturaleza y compartir sus vidas, preocupaciones, esperanzas y conocimiento del ser que son… More

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Humane Education Through Art

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on June 9, 2014 | Filed under Humane Connection

Art is a powerful way to educate. Artists have been using their work for centuries to move, inspire, transform. Whether through photography, plastic waste, or performance, recently more artists have focused their vision on educating… More

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Embracing Our Heartbreak to Find Our Solutionary Paths

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on December 16, 2013 | Filed under Humane Connection

  by Marsha Rakestraw Part of the purpose and joy of humane education is in helping others find their path as solutionaries. Often we ask people passionate about creating a better world to reflect on… More

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Amanda Palmer: The Power of Trust and Asking for Help (video)

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on December 5, 2013 | Filed under Humane Connection

At its core humane education (and changemaking) is about communication and connection. It’s about building relationships. In a fabulous TED talk, artist and musician Amanda Palmer discusses the new relationship between artist and fan and… More

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Humane Education Activity: Give Gender Bias the Flip

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on August 5, 2013 | Filed under Humane Connection

There’s a theory held by a lot of advertisers, media producers and others, that boys don’t like what girls like and that girls sometimes like what boys like (at least media-wise) but want their own… More

Image courtesy Elvert Barnes/Flickr.Image courtesy Elvert Barnes/Flickr.

Submit Your Artistic or Literary Work About Social Justice in Education

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on July 2, 2013 | Filed under Humane Connection

Art and literature are powerful tools for social change. If you’re a classroom humane educator who is passionate about using words and images to explore social justice education, check out this call for submissions for… More