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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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Help Create the Change You Want to See: Sign Up for an IHE Online Course This Fall

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on September 10, 2014 | Filed under Humane Connection

Between recent unimaginable tragedies and stories of hope the world is ripe for positive change. Embrace the power and possibility in this transition to fall and sign up for one of our online courses. Grow… More

Basic Necessities: A Woman’s Right

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on September 9, 2014 | Filed under Business & Social Entrepreneurship, Citizenship & Community, Education, Health, High School, Human Rights, Language Arts, Lesson Plans/Activities, Media & Culture, Resources, Science, Social Studies/History

Students will gain empathy and understanding about women’s issues around the world, specifically related to health, hygiene, and education, and consider positive solutions, as well as ways they can help. Recommended for grades 10-12. Time:… More

Teens Turning Green

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on September 4, 2014 | Filed under Activism, Citizenship & Community, Consumerism, Education, Environmental Protection, Humane Living, Language Arts, Media & Culture, Resources, Science, Websites

“Teens Turning Green is a student led global movement devoted to education and advocacy around environmentally sustainable and socially responsible choices for individuals, schools, and communities. TTG seeks to engage youth in the transition from… More

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9 Resources for Finding Multicultural Books for Children

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on September 1, 2014 | Filed under Humane Connection

As we mentioned in a previous blog post, according to the latest figures from the National Center for Education Statistics, “black, Latino, Asian, and Native American students will together make up a narrow majority of… More

Making Caring Common

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on August 31, 2014 | Filed under Citizenship & Community, Education, Humane Living, Media & Culture, Parenting, Psychology, Resources, Websites

Making Caring Common (MCC) is a project via the Harvard Graduate School of Education that “aims to strengthen the abilities of parents, schools, and community members to develop caring, ethical children.” The MCC website offers… More

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Resources for Teaching and Talking About Ferguson

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on August 25, 2014 | Filed under Humane Connection

As students and teachers head back to school, many of them are focused on what’s happening in Ferguson, Missouri. The tragic killing of Michael Brown by a police offer and the subsequent protests have catalyzed… More

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5 Quick Tips for Creating a Compassionate Classroom

Written by blogger | No Comments | Published on August 18, 2014 | Filed under Humane Connection

This guest post is by Samantha Gentrup, who teaches middle school English/Language Arts in South Carolina and is a member of IHE’s Teacher Advisory Council. Sam frequently infuses humane education into her classroom and this… More

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Inspiring Changemakers with the Rethink Challenge

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on July 24, 2014 | Filed under Humane Connection

One of the most powerful aspects of humane education is its focus on positive solutions. Educating students about global challenges is important, but it’s the integration of connection, creativity, critical thinking, and creating solutions that… More

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Mallory Goes Green

by Laurie Friedman

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on July 13, 2014 | Filed under Activism, Books, Children's Books, Citizenship & Community, Communication, Education, Elementary, Environmental Protection, Language Arts, Media & Culture, Politics & Democracy, Resources, Science

As a member of Fern Falls Elementary’s Environmental Committee, Mallory takes the job of “going green” very seriously. But will friends and family enjoy getting ticketed for wasteful behavior as Mallory works to make the… More