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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

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Separate is Never Equal: Sylvia Mendez and Her Family’s Fight for Desegregation

by Duncan Tonatiuh

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on July 13, 2014 | Filed under Books, Children's Books, Citizenship & Community, Education, Elementary, Human Rights, Language Arts, Politics & Democracy, Resources, Social Studies/History

When Sylvia Mendez and her family move to Westminster, California, and try to enroll in the neighborhood school, Sylvia’s parents are told “Your children have to go to the Mexican school.” The only reason given?… More

United Federation of Teachers Humane Education Committee

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on July 8, 2014 | Filed under Education, Humane Education, Resources, Science, Websites

The United Federation of Teachers’ Humane Education Committee (UFT/HEC) offers professional development opportunities and teaching resources for preK-12 educators who are passionate about inspiring students to be committed citizens and leaders. Their goal is “to… More

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Half the Sky: Turning Oppression Into Opportunity for Women Worldwide

by Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on May 11, 2014 | Filed under Activism, Books, Education, Health, Human Rights, Media & Culture, Politics & Democracy, Resources, Social Studies/History

Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn’s book “Half the Sky” explores perhaps the most pervasive human rights violation of our time: the horrific abuse of women and girls, primarily in developing countries. It is easy in… More

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4 Resources for Greening Your Schoolyard

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on April 17, 2014 | Filed under Humane Connection

(Our Thursday blog posts are now reflecting monthly themes. For April, in honor of National Environmental Education Week (April 13-19), we’re posting about environmental protection issues and resources. Let us know what you think by… More