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5 Minute Changemaker: Idle No More

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on June 25, 2015 | Filed under Humane Connection

by Marsha Rakestraw It happens numerous times a day around the world. We’re waiting to pick our kids up from school; just running into the convenience store for a sec; stuck at a train crossing;… More

Treehugger

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on June 22, 2015 | Filed under Activism, Consumerism, Environmental Protection, Humane Living, Media & Culture, Politics & Democracy, Resources, Science, Social Studies/History, Websites

Treehugger offers daily news and commentary on a variety of environmental issues, from green living, to technological innovation, to changemakers and solutionaries. More

Humane Educator’s Toolbox: Greater Good in Action

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on June 18, 2015 | Filed under Humane Connection

Like any good habit, cultivating strengths such as empathy, forgiveness, compassion, and gratitude takes practice. And it often helps to have a little guidance. Our friends at the Greater Good Science Center (in partnership with… More

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Northwoods Elementary Students Become Solutionaries for a Better World

Written by Elizabeth Crawford | No Comments | Published on June 15, 2015 | Filed under Humane Connection

by Elizabeth O. Crawford, Ph.D. “Do you think our garden will help bees pollinate fruits and vegetables?” a second grader from Northwoods Elementary (Jacksonville, NC) asked excitedly. On Friday, May 15, Northwoods broke ground on… More

Greater Good in Action

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on June 1, 2015 | Filed under Citizenship & Community, Communication, Health, Humane Living, Resources, Websites

The Greater Good Science Center (and Hope Lab) has created a new resource, Greater Good in Action, which features “dozens of science-based exercises to boost personal well-being.” The site offers exercises in a dozen categories… More

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I Am a Humane Educator: Felice Clyne-Davis

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on June 1, 2015 | Filed under Humane Connection

Felice Clyne-Davis, a fifth grade gifted and talented teacher in New York City, has been a public school teacher for 24 years. Felice regularly infuses humane education into her teaching. She says: “I am proud… More

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I Am a Humane Educator: Mickey Kudia

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on May 4, 2015 | Filed under Humane Connection

Mickey Kudia holds an M.Ed. in Humane Education from IHE and Valparaiso University and a B.S. in Environmental Communication and Education from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. As a humane educator and the Chicago program… More

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Questions for Changemakers to Ask Ourselves When We Watch Films

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on April 13, 2015 | Filed under Humane Connection

by Marsha Rakestraw When I worked as a school librarian helping students gain research skills, I was surprised at how many students were startled to discover that just because something is in a book (or… 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