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Explore Ecological Footprints With “Leave Only Footprints” (lesson plan)

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on May 19, 2016 | Filed under Humane Connection

Every choice we make has an impact on people, animals, and the earth. Our footprints, both physical and metaphorical, are everywhere. In the activity “Leave Only Footprints,”  participants (grades 6 and up) use paper footprints… More

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5 Things (Social) Science Tells Us to Do When Talking About Climate Change

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | 2 Comments | Published on May 16, 2016 | Filed under Humane Connection

by Marsha Rakestraw Call it climate change, global warming, climate catastrophe, or the impending apocalypse, we’ve seen that it’s rampaging across our planet and affecting every being on earth. A new poll from the Yale… More

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Moving Beyond “It’s a Personal Choice”

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | 5 Comments | Published on May 9, 2016 | Filed under Humane Connection

  by Marsha  Rakestraw “It’s a personal choice.” If you’ve been a humane educator or changemaker for any length of time, you’ve probably heard those words frequently. You may even have said them yourself. We… More

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Community Outreach Crew Helps Nuture Student Changemakers

Written by Betsy Farrell-Messenger | No Comments | Published on May 7, 2016 | Filed under Humane Connection

  by Betsy Farrell-Messenger The way schooling is designed today can be challenging for youth, with competing priorities such as testing, sports, homework, and extra-curricular activities — all of which create different stresses. Students are… More

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Become a Global Citizen (video)

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

“… the world’s future depends on global citizens.” Globally, news stories and conversations abound about keeping certain kinds of people (refugees, immigrants, people with beliefs we fear) out of “our” borders. We hear talk of… More

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5 Minute Changemaker: Simple Questions to Ask Ourselves Before We Buy

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

by Marsha Rakestraw Despite the rise of minimalism and conscious consumerism and the possibility of “peak stuff,” we humans still buy a lot. Grist recently reported on a new study in the Journal of Industrial… More

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I Am a Humane Educator: Lee Anne Chapman

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on April 23, 2016 | Filed under Humane Connection, Humane Education in Action

Lee Anne Chapman is a 2014 IHE graduate certificate grad. She says, “An optimistic activist, vegan for over 20 years, I have a passion for learning better ways of doing things and personal development.” Lee… More

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IHE’s Graduate Program Changed Our Lives – It Will Change Yours, Too

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on April 16, 2016 | Filed under Humane Connection

by Marsha Rakestraw Most of us have been blessed with at least a few positive life-changing experiences. Mine have included getting married at 18 (and still being married more than 30 years later to my… More

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Introducing Elementary Teachers to Humane Education

Written by Elizabeth Crawford | 3 Comments | Published on April 14, 2016 | Filed under Humane Connection

by Elizabeth O. Crawford, Ph.D. with Claire Roehl, M.Ed. Speaking at the 2012 Democratic National Convention, Second Lady Dr. Jill Biden declared: “For me, being a teacher isn’t just what I do — it’s who… More

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I Am a Humane Educator: Kristina Hulvershorn

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on April 9, 2016 | Filed under Humane Connection, Humane Education in Action

IHE M.Ed. graduate Kristina Hulvershorn started her career as a teacher. Now she works in Indianapolis, Indiana, as the Youth Program Director for Peace Learning Center and as the Indianapolis Program Manager for HEART. Kristina… More