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Submit Your Artistic or Literary Work About Social Justice in Education

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on July 2, 2013 | Filed under Humane Connection

Art and literature are powerful tools for social change. If you’re a classroom humane educator who is passionate about using words and images to explore social justice education, check out this call for submissions for… More

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Sage Magazine Sponsors Young Environmental Writers Contest

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on March 5, 2013 | Filed under Humane Connection

Screenshot image copyright Sage Magazine. Effective humane education can be manifested in a variety of ways, including through the power of writing. Many people have been positively influenced by another’s words, and Sage Magazine is… More

Rethinking Schools Seeking Articles About Sexism, Gender & Sexuality in Schools

Written by blogger | No Comments | Published on October 25, 2012 | Filed under Humane Connection

Our friends at Rethinking Schools are seeking articles from educators and students that relate “to teaching and learning about sexism, gender, and sexuality in K-12 schools.” The working title is Rethinking Sexism, Gender, and Sexuality…. More

We Must Be Solutionaries

Written by Zoe Weil | No Comments | Published on July 9, 2012 | Filed under Humane Connection

For my blog post today, I’m honored to share Marc Bekoff’s essay about my recent TEDx talk – Solutionaries – in Psychology Today. Here’s an excerpt from Marc’s essay: “…The psychological underpinnings of Zoe’s talk… More

Green Conversations with Michael Tobias

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on May 2, 2012 | Filed under Animal Protection, Environmental Protection

Image courtesy MichaelTobias.org. On May 6, I will be attending a fundraising event in Los Angeles to support the great work of the Dancing Star Foundation. In honor of this fabulous organization, I invite you… More

NY Times Contest Invites Student Essays About Bullying

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | 2 Comments | Published on April 13, 2012 | Filed under Education, Humane Education

Bullying continues to be a serious problem. There have been a lot of school officials, consultants, and other adults weighing in, but few people are asking students for their solutionary ideas. Nick Kristof of The… More

Contests for Youth Peacemakers & Environmentalists

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | 1 Comment | Published on January 20, 2012 | Filed under Humane Connection

We recently learned about a couple of cool contests for youth changemakers: What About Peace Youth Arts Contest Sponsored by Global Exchange, What About Peace is an international arts contest for youth, ages 14-20, to… More

Want Better Schools? Exalt Great Teachers

Written by Zoe Weil | 1 Comment | Published on March 28, 2011 | Filed under Humane Connection

For my blog post today, I’m sharing an essay I wrote that was published on Common Dreams.org, a progressive news site. Here’s a short excerpt:   “We all have our stories of bad teachers. Most… More

Mark Bittman: “Some Animals Are More Equal Than Others”

Written by Zoe Weil | No Comments | Published on March 21, 2011 | Filed under Humane Connection

I so appreciated Mark Bittman’s March 15 opinion piece in the New York Times, “Some Animals Are More Equal Than Others.” Our hypocrisy surrounding the treatment of animals is stunning, and Bittman’s essay makes the… More

The World Becomes What We Teach

Written by Zoe Weil | No Comments | Published on February 21, 2011 | Filed under Humane Connection

For my blog post today, I’m sharing an essay I wrote that was published on Common Dreams.org, a progressive news site. Here’s a short excerpt: “Rather than offer unconnected academic disciplines, imagine if each year… More