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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 | No Comments | 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

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Ecoliterate: How Educators Are Cultivating Emotional, Social, and Ecological Intelligence

by Daniel Goleman, Lisa Bennett, and Zenobia Barlow

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on October 8, 2014 | Filed under Books, Citizenship & Community, Education, Environmental Protection, Language Arts, Resources, Science

“Ecoliterate” is a well-written, inspiring, and motivating book designed to help teachers build “on the success of social and emotional learning by addressing today’s most important ecological issues.” The authors focus on four main issues:… More

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Children Will Inherit the Earth, Here’s How We Can Make Sure They’re Prepared

Written by Zoe Weil | No Comments | Published on October 8, 2014 | Filed under Humane Connection

For today’s blog post, we wanted to share a recent post IHE president Zoe Weil wrote for One Green Planet, a website dedicated to ethical choices. Here’s an excerpt from “Children Will Inherit the Earth,… More

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One White Dolphin

by Gill Lewis

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on September 30, 2014 | Filed under Activism, Animal Protection, Books, Children's Books, Citizenship & Community, Elementary, Environmental Protection, Language Arts, Media & Culture, Middle School, Resources, Science

Kara’s life is full of troubles. Her scientist mother has been missing for a year, her father is about to lose his job, and they’re living with Kara’s aunt and uncle, who are about to… More

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Hannah and the Talking Tree

by Elke Weiss

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on September 23, 2014 | Filed under Activism, Books, Children's Books, Citizenship & Community, Elementary, Environmental Protection, Language Arts, Media & Culture, Resources, Science

Hannah is a young girl who uses her very large ears to listen to all of the wonderful things happening in her natural world. Unfortunately, her ears also make it easy to hear the mean… More

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Luz Makes a Splash

by Claudia Davis

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on September 23, 2014 | Filed under Activism, Books, Children's Books, Citizenship & Community, Consumerism, Elementary, Environmental Protection, Language Arts, Politics & Democracy, Resources, Science

Luz’s community is experiencing a major heat wave and drought, so water is in short supply and water conservation measures are in place. When Luz and her friends discover that their favorite pond is all… More

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Teacher’s Talk Seeds Solutionary Club

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on September 17, 2014 | Filed under Humane Connection

Teacher Jenny Novoselsky has been so inspired by what she’s learned about humane education, including during IHE’s recent Summer Institute, that she decided to give a talk at her school. During Mount Vernon Presbyterian School’s… More

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Teens Cultivate Compassion at Humane Education Summer Camp

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on September 11, 2014 | Filed under Humane Connection

Samantha Gentrup has been teaching for more than 10 years and has a passion for creating a just, humane world and helping her students learn to become compassionate citizens and changemakers. In addition to her… More