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What Comes After

by Steve Watkins

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on September 7, 2014 | Filed under Animal Protection, Books, Children's Books, High School, Language Arts, Media & Culture, Resources, Social Studies/History

In the blink of an eye, Iris Wight’s world is forever changed. Her mother left when she was five, and now at 16 her father is dead. She is sent from Maine to North Carolina… More

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Desmond and the Very Mean Word

by Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Douglas Carlton Abrams

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on August 10, 2014 | Filed under Books, Children's Books, Citizenship & Community, Communication, Elementary, Human Rights, Language Arts, Media & Culture, Resources, Social Studies/History

When a group of boys shout “a very mean word” at a young Desmond, he wants to hurt them back, rather than take the advice of his mentor, Father Trevor, and forgive them. “When you… More

Pro-Hero and Anti-Bullying Global Issues Guide

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on April 30, 2014 | Filed under Education, Global Issues Guides, Human Rights, Media & Culture, Resources

Find suggested books, websites, articles, videos, lesson plans, activities and other resources on pro-hero & anti-bullying issues to help you learn and/or teach about this topic. More

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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