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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

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14 Children’s Picture Books Exploring Race and Racism

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on June 26, 2014 | Filed under Humane Connection

Studies show that children can learn racially-biased behaviors as young as three and learn to categorize people by race (non-verbally) at as young as six months. Yet we’re often reluctant to talk about race or… More

Sea Crítico

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on June 16, 2014 | Filed under Communication, Health, High School, Language Arts, Lesson Plans/Activities, Media & Culture, Media Literacy, Middle School, Resources, Science, Social Studies/History, Spanish

Estudiantes aprenden como usar el sistema C.R.I.T.I.C. para ayudarlos usar habilidades de pensar crítico a información que reciben de organizaciones, el gobierno o el media. Recomendado para grados 6 en adelante Duración: 30-45 minutos Averigüe… More

Race, Racism, Discrimination and Prejudice Global Issues Guide

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on June 16, 2014 | Filed under Global Issues Guides, Human Rights, Media & Culture, Politics & Democracy, Resources, Social Studies/History

Find suggested books, articles, videos, lesson plans and more related to issues of race, racism, discrimination, and prejudice to help you teach and/or learn more about these global ethical issues. More

Privilege Global Issues Guide

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on April 30, 2014 | Filed under Global Issues Guides, Human Rights, Media & Culture, Psychology, Resources, Social Studies/History

Find suggested books, websites, articles, videos, lesson plans, activities and other resources to help you learn and/or teach about issues related to privilege (including white privilege). More

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Looking Beyond Gender Stereotypes

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

Not too long ago, a couple of essays appeared in Slate and New York Magazine castigating mothers of girls for complaining about the “pinkification” of girl stuff, citing it as an example of girl blaming…. More

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6 Activities Exploring Prejudice and Discrimination

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on January 20, 2014 | Filed under Humane Connection

“Let us all hope that the dark clouds of racial prejudice will soon pass away and the deep fog of misunderstanding will be lifted from our fear-drenched communities, and in some not too distant tomorrow… More