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…
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…
Help Students Learn About Protecting the Rainforest With Pedro the Parrot (lesson plan)
October 10-16 is World Rainforest Week. If you’re looking for a way to engage younger children (grades 1-5) in exploring…
When a Butterfly Sneezes: A Guide for Helping Kids Explore Interconnections in Our World Through Favorite Stories
Books
by Linda Booth Sweeney Pegasus Communications, 2001. 128 pages Systems thinking can be a challenging concept to grasp. Sweeney’s book…
Resources for Teaching About the 2016 Elections
by Marsha Rakestraw With elections in the US only weeks away, many schools are struggling with how (or even if)…
The Essential Elements of Humane Education
by Zoe Weil One of the signs of a good educator is dedication to lifelong research and truth; critical and…
5 Minute Changemaker: Break the Habit of Mindless Habituation
by Marsha Rakestraw You know how you’re lying in bed listening to the urban surf outside, and pretty soon you…
5 Minute Changemaker: Read Just a Few Comments
by Marsha Rakestraw “Don’t read the comments” is a common refrain. We’ve all seen articles or blog posts with comments…
Ending the Violence With Meaningful Solutions
by Zoe Weil I am a humane educator, a person dedicated to creating a more just, peaceful, and sustainable world…
Critical Thinking
Global Issues Guides
Critical thinking is one of the key elements of humane education. Find articles, lesson plans, and other resources to help…
Let’s Help Each Other Awaken From the Fog of Culture
by Marsha Rakestraw The other day my husband and I were discussing our frustration with the human race. Nearly everywhere…
How Online “Filter Bubbles” Are Influencing Your Reality (video)
by Marsha Rakestraw “There is no standard Google anymore.” In his TED talk, Eli Pariser talks about an invisible shift…