Let’s Help Each Other Awaken From the Fog of Culture
by Marsha Rakestraw The other day my husband and I were discussing our frustration with the human race. Nearly everywhere…
How Online “Filter Bubbles” Are Influencing Your Reality (video)
by Marsha Rakestraw “There is no standard Google anymore.” In his TED talk, Eli Pariser talks about an invisible shift…
Be the Campfire, Not the Forest Fire
by Zoe Weil There’s a metaphor I like to use when talking to fellow activists and changemakers. I ask…
Thinking Critically About Our Beliefs
by Zoe Weil Most of us know how important it is to think critically, and most of us probably think…
Uncovering “Truths”
by Marsha Rakestraw The media is full of “truths” about people and issues. Many of these “truths” are incomplete, inaccurate,…
Beyond Carnism
Videos/Movies
“Every day we engage in a behavior that requires us to distort our thoughts, numb our feelings, and act against…
Under the Influence: Our New Social Psychology Global Issues Guide
As humane educators and changemakers it’s important that we understand what motivates and drives people and what inspires or prevents…
Beating the “Backfire Effect”
by Marsha Rakestraw It seems like common sense that when we learn that previously-believed information is false – when we…
Humane Educator’s Toolbox: “Beyond Carnism”
by Marsha Rakestraw “Every day we engage in a behavior that requires us to distort our thoughts, numb our feelings,…
Why We Need Humane Education: Because Shiny Objects Can Cause Us to Alter Our Values
I have a confession. I’ve knowingly been contributing to the genocide of orangutans and the destruction of the rainforest. I’ve…
Humane Educator’s Toolbox: ProCon.org Helps Critical Thinking About Global Ethical Issues
Recently the California State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Tom Torlakson, endorsed the website ProCon.org “for its use in critical thinking…
When Critical Thinking Proponents Fail to Think Critically
Image courtesy vipez/Flickr. For the past several years I’ve been reading lots of books about why we often believe so…