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A Path Appears: Transforming Lives, Creating Opportunity

by Nicholas Kristoff and Sheryl WuDunn

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on March 9, 2015 | Filed under Books, Citizenship & Community, Education, Health, Human Rights, Language Arts, Media & Culture, Politics & Democracy, Psychology, Resources, Social Studies/History, Videos/Movies

“We must appreciate that these are not private matters; these are not cultural matters; these are crimes against human beings.” ~ Melanne Verveer, executive director, Institute for Women, Peace and Security at Georgetown University The… More

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Bully

by Lee Hirsch and Cynthia Lowen

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on March 9, 2015 | Filed under Citizenship & Community, College/Adult, Education, High School, Human Rights, Language Arts, Media & Culture, Middle School, Parenting, Peace, Psychology, Resources, Social Studies/History, Videos/Movies

“They push me so far that I want to become the bully.” ~ Alex “Bully” (99 min) profiles several young people who have been bullied in various ways, from Alex, 12, who is bullied mainly… More

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9 Online Resources for “Alternate” News

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | 2 Comments | Published on March 5, 2015 | Filed under Humane Connection

by Marsha Rakestraw As effective humane educators, part of our role is to stay informed on global ethical issues, so that we can share accurate information and inspire positive action. But with so many global… More

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Humane Education Activity: I Think Therefore I Act

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on February 5, 2015 | Filed under Humane Connection

by Marsha Rakestraw In 1989 the groundbreaking article “White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack” by Peggy McIntosh brought significant attention to issues of privilege, especially privilege related to race and gender. Since then the Privilege… More

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Ordinary Mary’s Extraordinary Deed

by Emily Pearson

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on February 4, 2015 | Filed under Books, Children's Books, Citizenship & Community, Early Childhood, Elementary, Language Arts, Media & Culture, Resources

Mary is just an ordinary girl, but her simple act of kindness – picking a bowlful of blueberries and leaving them for a neighbor – sparks a pay-it-forward bonanza of kind acts, which leads to… More

Start Empathy

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on February 2, 2015 | Filed under Citizenship & Community, Education, Humane Living, Language Arts, Media & Culture, Psychology, Resources, Social Studies/History, Websites

Start Empathy, an initiative of Ashoka, is focused on infusing empathy into schools so that “every child masters empathy.” The website includes a free online course, a toolkit, resources, tips, and more for helping build… More

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Resources for Raising Compassionate Children

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on January 12, 2015 | Filed under Humane Connection

Raising thriving, kind children who take delight in making choices that help people, animals, and the earth is a joy. But in today’s world, with a culture steeped in violence and consumerism, it’s also a… More

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10 Most Popular Blog Posts from 2014

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

Happy New Year! 2015 promises to be a year full of hope, positive change, and even more people embracing humane education. We’re always curious about which of our blog posts our readers find the most… More

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Staying Current, Lessening the Despair

Written by Jessie Huart Sullivan | No Comments | Published on December 3, 2014 | Filed under Humane Connection

What if when we listened to or read the news, we heard stories about people creating humane, practical solutions to the urgent problems of the world? What if the feelings of helplessness and despair were… More

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Gratitude and Thanksgiving from IHE Staff

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on November 27, 2014 | Filed under Humane Connection

Gratitude is such an important part of humane education and changemaking. Since today is Thanksgiving Day here in the U.S., we on the IHE staff wanted to share with you what we’re thankful for. And… More