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Clothes, Class and Consequences: Humane Education in Language Arts

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

We start receiving messages about consumerism, class and appearance early on, but rarely do we offer young people an opportunity to examine how some of those cultural messages influence our self-image and choices. Look at… More

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Gay-Straight Alliances Improve School Culture, Help Prevent Suicide

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on February 10, 2014 | Filed under Humane Connection

According to a new study published in the International Journal of Child, Youth and Family Studies (h/t to Alternet), Canadian schools that have longer-standing (three years or more) gay-straight alliances (GSAs) and/or anti-homophobic bullying policies… More

What’s the Big Idea

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on November 24, 2013 | Filed under Animal Protection, Citizenship & Community, Environmental Protection, Humane Living, Language Arts, Media & Culture, Media Literacy, Middle School, Resources, Social Studies/History, Websites

What’s the Big Idea seeks to introduce middle school students to philosophical (moral and ethical) concepts through film and discussion. The website offers film clips, discussion questions and follow-up activities on topics such as bullying,… More

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Here’s What One Teacher Did to Address Bullying & Cliques in His Class

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on November 21, 2013 | Filed under Humane Connection

The person who created the whole “…words will never hurt me” adage was sorely mistaken. As millions of children know every day, words (and actions) hurt. The incidence of bullying in schools (and out) is… More

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Humane Educator’s Toolbox: Each Kindness

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on June 12, 2013 | Filed under Humane Connection

“Ms. Albert had brought a big bowl into class and filled it with water. We all gathered around her desk and watched her drop a small stone into it. Tiny waves rippled out, away from… More

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Each Kindness

by Jacqueline Woodson

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on June 4, 2013 | Filed under Books, Children's Books, Citizenship & Community, Early Childhood, Elementary, Resources

New girl, Maya, comes to school and tries to befriend Chloe. But Maya’s clothes are shabby, and Chloe continually rejects Maya’s attempts at friendship. When Ms. Albert teaches a lesson about kindness, Chloe realizes she… More

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The Good, the Bad & the Ugly About Bullying Prevention in Schools

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | 1 Comment | Published on May 8, 2013 | Filed under Humane Connection

We’re fans of the pro-hero approach, rather than using an anti-bullying framework,  but given that most educational institutions still think and act in terms of anti-bullying, this recent study by the American Educational Research Association… More

Humane Educator’s Toolbox: A Bullied Boy Builds Beauty From Pain in “To This Day”

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | 4 Comments | Published on February 22, 2013 | Filed under Humane Connection

All I can say is Wow. Watch this. Share it. And use it in your classroom to spark discussion, reflection, and positive action. ~ Marsha Like our blog? Please share it with others, comment, and/or… More

Beating the Bystander Effect – An Open Letter to Teens

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | 2 Comments | Published on February 18, 2013 | Filed under Humane Connection

Image courtesy of beboehmer/Flickr. Matt Langdon, our friend and ally over at The Hero Construction Company, recently posted a terrific open letter to teenagers, showing them how to beat the bystander effect and to become… More

Solutionary Spotlight: A Campaign of Kindness at West High

Written by blogger | No Comments | Published on January 29, 2013 | Filed under Humane Connection

This post is by guest blogger, Matt Langdon. Matt is the founder of The Hero Construction Company, which helps teach kids about the heroes within them and how to help their heroic selves thrive. Jeremiah… More