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5 Minute Changemaker: Leave a Compassionate Comment

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on July 27, 2015 | Filed under Humane Connection

by Marsha Rakestraw There’s a common saying in the cyberverse: Never read the comments. But a new study by researchers at the University of Canterbury, New Zealand, has revealed that both “a prejudiced and anti-prejudiced… More

Welcoming Schools

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on July 21, 2015 | Filed under Citizenship & Community, Education, Human Rights, Language Arts, Media & Culture, Media Literacy, Parenting, Resources, Social Studies/History, Websites

Welcoming Schools, which is a project of the Human Rights Campaign Foundation, offers lessons, resources, and other tools for educators and parents on topics related to family diversity, avoiding gender stereotyping and affirming gender, and… More

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Under the Influence: Our New Social Psychology Global Issues Guide

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on April 9, 2015 | Filed under Humane Connection

As humane educators and changemakers it’s important that we understand what motivates and drives people and what inspires or prevents them from forming new habits and making certain choices. It’s also essential that we know… More

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6 Resources to Help You Tell Fact from Fiction

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on March 12, 2015 | Filed under Humane Connection

by Marsha Rakestraw In a society in which many people mistake stories from “The Onion” as true and our legislators aren’t afraid to spin wild tales as facts, being able to verify information as accurate… More

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It’s Elementary: Talking About Gay Issues in School

by Debra Chasnoff

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on March 9, 2015 | Filed under Citizenship & Community, College/Adult, Education, Human Rights, Language Arts, Media & Culture, Parenting, Psychology, Resources, Social Studies/History, Videos/Movies

What happens when experienced teachers talk in their classrooms about people who are gay? Where do kids get their ideas about people who are gay? Why is there a belief that talking about people who… More

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WebSpotlight: Animals and Media Style Guide

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

The ways in which we talk about and portray nonhuman animals greatly influences how we think about animals and our relationships with them. Using she, he or it. Saying owner vs. guardian. Referring to them… More

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Why We Need Humane Education: Our Expectations of Students Matter

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on November 24, 2014 | Filed under Humane Connection

Numerous studies have shown that when educators expect more of their students, they get more; and the reverse is also true. Our expectations of our students come through in our language, our behavior, and in… More

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Humane Education Activity: Racism Alphabet

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on November 13, 2014 | Filed under Humane Connection

The headlines are full of examples of racism, and many of our institutions promote and condone the discrimination and oppression of people of color. As part of a recent research project, MTV discovered that millennials,… More

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Do Your Students See Themselves (and Others) in Your Classroom?

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on August 28, 2014 | Filed under Humane Connection

When school resumes this fall, “black, Latino, Asian, and Native American students will together make up a narrow majority of the nation’s public school students,” according to the latest figures from the National Center for… More

Atreverse a Ser Diferente

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on August 11, 2014 | Filed under Elementary, Human Rights, Lesson Plans/Activities, Media & Culture, Resources, Social Studies/History, Spanish

¿Qué es prejuicio? ¿Por qué algunas personas juzgan otras por sus diferencias? ¿Cómo podemos hacer elecciones positivas que reflejen comprensión, aceptación y tolerancia? Los estudiantes aprenderan sobre estos asuntos y tendrán la oportunidad de “atreverse… More