Why We Need Humane Education: Kids (and Adults) Can’t Tell Real From Fake News
by Marsha Rakestraw I get a lot of my initial news from social media. But as a humane educator, I’ve…
Follow the Moon Home: A Tale of One Idea, Twenty Kids, and a Hundred Sea Turtles
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by Philippe Cousteau Chronicle Books, 2016 Grades K-4 Vivienne is new to her community. Her mom says it will soon…
5 Assumptions We Should Try to Make About Everyone
by Marsha Rakestraw The recent US election has highlighted a significant divisiveness. And the media and social media have been…
Post-Election The World Needs You More Than Ever
Here at the Institute for Humane Education, we understand that the election results may be very painful for many. As…
5 Minute Changemaker: Write Right Now for a Better World
by Marsha Rakestraw I have a friend who has written to legislators, corporations, and other leaders and officials since she…
5 Minute Changemaker: Remember That Your Actions Make a Difference
by Marsha Rakestraw “One vote doesn’t make a difference.” I read that comment online today. It was part of a…
10 Tips for Civil Classroom Discussion
by Marsha Rakestraw A peek at the news, a look at social media posts and comments, or an overheard conversation…
Start Your Classroom’s School Year with a Solutionary Lens
by Marsha Rakestraw Infusing humane education into classrooms can happen year-round, but how teachers set the stage at the beginning…
5 Minute Changemaker: Speak the Good in Others
by Marsha Rakestraw My 4th grade teacher, Mrs. Leddy, had us students do something that I have never forgotten. She…
Confessions of a Former Bully
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by Trudy Ludwig Dragonfly Books, 2012. 48 pgs Grades 3-6 Confessions of a Former Bully is a companion book to…
My Secret Bully
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by Trudy Ludwig Dragonfly Books, 2015. Grades 1-4 Monica and Katie have known each other since kindergarten. They have a…
Just Kidding
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by Trudy Ludwig Tricycle Press, 2006 Grades K-4 Vince often picks on DJ and makes jokes at his expense. DJ…