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Deciding When Enough is Enough

Written by Shawn Sweeney | No Comments | Published on November 26, 2014 | Filed under Humane Connection

In September I had the great honor of helping plan the student observance for the annual International Day of Peace at the United Nations. I am a co-chair of the NGO Committee for the International… More

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Softening Eyes, Softening Hearts with Humane Education

Written by Lexie Greer | 2 Comments | Published on November 19, 2014 | Filed under Humane Connection

In 2010, my 11th year in the classroom, I was struggling with my career as a public school teacher.  I felt deflated, disillusioned, and lost in an overwhelming sea of confusion and fear. State budget… More

Making Connections, Creating Solutions

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on November 16, 2014 | Filed under College/Adult, Consumerism, Elementary, Environmental Protection, High School, Language Arts, Lesson Plans/Activities, Middle School, Resources, Science, Social Studies/History

This activity helps students think about how we are all connected and how our actions impact others and the environment and inspires students to learn more about issues that interest them and to create solutions… More

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I Am a Humane Educator: Margie Pacher

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on November 12, 2014 | Filed under Humane Connection

As a yoga teacher, humane educator, and humane society adoption counselor in Sarasota, Florida, IHE M.Ed. graduate Margie Pacher offers tools that improve physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual well-being, enhance personal relationships, and deepen sensitivity… More

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Beyond Right and Wrong: Stories of Justice and Forgiveness

by Lekha Singh, Roger Spottiswoode

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on November 11, 2014 | Filed under Citizenship & Community, College/Adult, High School, Human Rights, Language Arts, Media & Culture, Middle School, Peace, Politics & Democracy, Psychology, Resources, Social Studies/History, Videos/Movies

“Beyond Right & Wrong” (82 min) focuses on the families of victims of horrendous violence who have been able to move toward forgiveness of those who caused them pain. There are several geographical settings and… More

Map Your World

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on November 4, 2014 | Filed under Activism, Citizenship & Community, Education, Environmental Protection, Health, Human Rights, Language Arts, Math, Media & Culture, Politics & Democracy, Resources, Science, Social Studies/History, Websites

Inspired by the documentary “The Revolutionary Optimists” Map Your World offers a curriculum and resources to help teachers empower their students to explore local and global issues that matter, to write surveys, collect data, and… More

Good News Network

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on October 26, 2014 | Filed under Citizenship & Community, Humane Living, Language Arts, Media & Culture, Media Literacy, Psychology, Resources, Social Studies/History, Websites

The Good News Network is full of inspiring stories of people doing big and small good things for other people, animals, and the earth. More

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Turning a Bump on a Flight into $35,000

Written by Zoe Weil | 1 Comment | Published on October 20, 2014 | Filed under Humane Connection

I spent last week in meetings for the preK-12 Solutionary School that the Institute for Humane Education is planning to open in New York City in 2016. This project is so exciting, and I’m convinced… More

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I Am a Humane Educator: Lauren Allison

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on October 15, 2014 | Filed under Humane Connection

Lauren Allison, who earned her M.Ed. in Instructional Leadership with a concentration in Humane Education, teaches middle school English at a school in Porter, Indiana. She discovered humane education while looking for options to complete… More

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13 Children’s Picture Books about Bullying

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | 1 Comment | Published on October 9, 2014 | Filed under Humane Connection

As information about bullying becomes more pervasive, schools and others who serve children are striving to create anti-bully/pro-hero environments. Since bullying and exclusion can begin as early as preschool, it’s important that we who are… More