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12 Children’s Picture Books About Access to Education

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on May 7, 2015 | Filed under Humane Connection

by Marsha Rakestraw Both the UN Declaration of Human Rights and the Declaration of the Rights of the Child explicitly mention the right to an education. Achieving universal primary education is one of the Millennium… More

Humaneness 101

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on April 6, 2015 | Filed under Animal Protection, Citizenship & Community, Environmental Protection, Human Rights, Humane Education, Resources, Websites

Humaneness 101 “is dedicated to fostering a greater sense of empathy and compassion among youth; develop their ability to scrutinize information and think critically; raise their awareness of social issues; use a myriad of tools… More

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Why We Need Humane Education: Emotional Intelligence Requires an Ethical Center

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on March 16, 2015 | Filed under Humane Connection

by Marsha Rakestraw As more schools recognize the importance of helping students master their emotional skills, as well as their academic skills, social emotional learning is becoming a mainstream part of the curriculum. Studies show… More

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It’s Elementary: Talking About Gay Issues in School

by Debra Chasnoff

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

What happens when experienced teachers talk in their classrooms about people who are gay? Where do kids get their ideas about people who are gay? Why is there a belief that talking about people who… 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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Malala: A Brave Girl from Pakistan/Iqbal: A Brave Boy from Pakistan

by Jeanette Winter

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on January 25, 2015 | Filed under Activism, Books, Children's Books, Education, Elementary, Human Rights, Language Arts, Media & Culture, Politics & Democracy, Resources, Social Studies/History

This two-in-one book uses simple phrases and colorful illustrations to tell the stories of two brave child activists from Pakistan, both fighting for education and freedom for all children. Malala is outspoken about the importance… More

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Resources to Help Students Think Critically

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on January 22, 2015 | Filed under Humane Connection

Critical thinking isn’t just a buzzword. It’s a vital skill that’s in demand by employers and central to a meaningful education. Students need to be able to find and assess accurate, credible information; to dive… 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

Animals and Media: A Style Guide for Giving Voice to the Voiceless

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on December 31, 2014 | Filed under Animal Protection, Communication, Language Arts, Media & Culture, Media Literacy, Resources, Social Studies/History, Websites

This website offers “style guidelines for media practitioners in the professions of journalism, entertainment media, advertising, and public relations to offer concrete guidance for how to cover and represent nonhuman animals in a fair, honest,… More

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Yasmin’s Hammer

by Ann Malaspina

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on December 31, 2014 | Filed under Books, Children's Books, Consumerism, Elementary, Human Rights, Language Arts, Resources, Social Studies/History

Yasmin and her sister spend their days working hard in the brickyards to help make money for their family. Yasmin dreams of going to school so that she can have a better life (“… I… More