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What’s New Wednesday for 9-28-16: Humane Ed-Related News to Know

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on September 28, 2016 | Filed under Humane Connection

Each week find a round-up of selected resources, news stories, and commentary related to humane living, global ethical issues, and positive solutions. Here’s some news to know for this week:   According to a NY… More

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What’s the Price of Our Obsession With Beauty Products? (lesson plan)

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on September 22, 2016 | Filed under Humane Connection

  Our obsession with looks and beauty — especially among women — is at an all-time high. We search endlessly for the products that will transform our bodies into a more acceptable and desirable form,… More

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Resources for Reflecting on Anger and Activism

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on September 15, 2016 | Filed under Humane Connection

by Marsha Rakestraw There’s a popular axiom: “If you’re not outraged, you’re not paying attention!” Anger tends to be a frequent companion of activists and changemakers. When we learn about suffering, injustice, and destruction, we… More

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I Am a Humane Educator: Molly Volanth Hall

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on September 12, 2016 | Filed under Humane Connection, Humane Education in Action

  IHE M.Ed. graduate Molly Volanth Hall grew up in an urban neighborhood in the Boston area. Graduating from the University of Massachusetts-Boston with a degree in English and a minor in history, where she… More

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The Essential Elements of Humane Education

Written by Zoe Weil | No Comments | Published on September 8, 2016 | Filed under Humane Connection

by Zoe Weil One of the signs of a good educator is dedication to lifelong research and truth; critical and creative thinking; and the discovery of new ideas, perspectives, and pedagogical approaches. If a teacher… More

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Resources for Making and Finding More Meaningful, Ethical Work

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on September 5, 2016 | Filed under Humane Connection

by Marsha Rakestraw One of my favorite questions to ask people is what they’d do with their time if money were not an issue. There are a range of responses focused on fun, relaxation, and… More

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Start Your Classroom’s School Year with a Solutionary Lens

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on September 1, 2016 | Filed under Humane Connection

  by Marsha Rakestraw Infusing humane education into classrooms can happen year-round, but how teachers set the stage at the beginning of the year significantly influences the rest of the year. Especially for new teachers,… More

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Podcasts for Humane Educators and Changemakers

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on August 18, 2016 | Filed under Humane Connection

Podcasts have become wildly popular. We can find one on nearly every topic, and new podcasts launch every week. We listen to them when we run, on our commutes, while we’re waiting in line. And… More

Book cover: How Big Is Your Travel Footprint?Book cover: How Big Is Your Travel Footprint?

How Big Is Your Travel Footprint?

by Paul Mason

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on August 10, 2016 | Filed under Books, Children's Books, Citizenship & Community, Consumerism, Elementary, Environmental Protection, Health, Language Arts, Media & Culture, Middle School, Resources, Science, Social Studies/History

How Big Is Your Travel Footprint? (grades 3-8) highlights some of the impacts of our travel choices. Short paragraphs and bullet points outline the benefits and costs of the “transportation industry,” as well as its… More

Book Cover: How Big Is Your Water Footprint?Book Cover: How Big Is Your Water Footprint?

How Big Is Your Water Footprint?

by Paul Mason

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on August 10, 2016 | Filed under Books, Children's Books, Citizenship & Community, Consumerism, Elementary, Environmental Protection, Food & Diet, Health, Language Arts, Media & Culture, Middle School, Resources, Science, Social Studies/History

How Big Is Your Water Footprint? (grades 3-8) highlights some of the impacts of our water choices. Short paragraphs and bullet points outline the benefits and costs of the “water industry,” as well as water… More